Go Back
+ servings
how to make jigarthanda recipe
Print Recipe
5 from 2 votes

Jigarthanda recipe | Jil jil jigarthanda Madurai special recipe

Jigarthanda recipe with step by step photos. Madurai special jigarthanda drink made easily at home.
Prep Time6 hrs
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time6 hrs 45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6
Calories: 198kcal
Author: Harini


  • To make reduced milk
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • For chilled milk
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • To assemble jigarthanda
  • 3 teaspoons badam pisin
  • Nannari syrup as needed
  • Ice cream as needed


  • Soak badam pisin in water for 4-8 hours.
  • Boil 2 cups milk in a wide pan. In a separate pan add 3 tablespoons sugar and stir in low flame till it turns into light caramel. Add this to the boiling milk and mix well. keep scrapping the walls of the pan and reduce the milk to 1 cup. Chill until use.
  • Boil 2 cups of milk with 2-3 tablespoons sugar and chill that too.
  • keep ice cream, nannari syrup, soaked badam pisin ready.
  • To assemble jigarthanda take a serving glass. Pour some nannari syrup.
  • Place a generous portion of badam pisin.
  • Pour some reduced milk, chilled milk and more syrup if needed. Top with ice cream and serve immediately.


1. You can use a bit of food color for more brown color.
2. China grass and rose syrup are not substitutes for badam pisin and nannari syrup.
3. You can keep badam pisin, reduced milk and ice cream ready and make jigarthanda in a jiffy by just boiling and cooling milk.


Serving: 5g | Calories: 198kcal