Aam Panna is a sweet and tangy mango drink that is prepared from the raw mangoes. When the summer is at its peak, this delicious mango drink feels quite refreshing and has a cooling effect too.
Aam panna is one of the most commonly made summer drink in my home after lemon squash. These two lemon squash and aam Panna concentrate I make frequently as it gives me a satisfaction that kids are drinking something healthy as compared to store bought drinks full of artificial colours and flavours.
I make aam panna in two ways one is freshly made and the other is in the form of a concentrate. Both of them taste awesome. So it is just the matter of time or availability of raw mangoes that decides in which form aam panna will be formed.
Yesterday I had bought 1 kg of raw mangoes to make aam panna, some of which were gone to make mango-onion chutney, whatever were left I made aam panna concentrate with that.
When I was about to start, I realised that there were no mint leaves in the fridge. Since I was to go to my brother’s place the next day and it was already 10pm and I wanted to take aam panna for my nephew, so there was no looking back. I used dry mint powder that is mostly there in my pantry, in place of mint leaves.
In my home aam panna is made very frequently and it gets over within few days, so I don’t use any preservative. If you are making it to keep for longer time, you can use Sodium Benzoate to preserve it. Otherwise also, if stored properly in refrigerator, It stays well for about 2 months