Paan Shots

Paan Shots

Paan shots are a unique and flavorful Indian dessert drink inspired by the traditional Indian betel leaf-based mouth freshener called paan. They are typically served as a refreshing and aromatic after-meal treat.


  • 10-12 betel leaves (paan leaves), washed and stems removed
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds (saunf)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon rose water
  • 1 tablespoon grated coconut (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped nuts (such as almonds or pistachios) for garnish
  • Ice cubes (optional)


  1. In a blender, add the betel leaves, milk, condensed milk, fresh cream, fennel seeds, cardamom powder, and rose water.
  2. Blend all the ingredients together until smooth and well combined. If desired, you can add a few ice cubes to the blender to make the paan shots chilled.
  3. Once blended, strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any coarse bits of the betel leaves.
  4. Transfer the strained mixture to a serving jug or individual shot glasses.
  5. If using, sprinkle grated coconut over the paan shots for added texture and flavor.
  6. Chill the paan shots in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to infuse.
  7. Before serving, garnish each shot with chopped nuts, such as almonds or pistachios, for added crunch and visual appeal.
  8. Serve the chilled paan shots as a refreshing and aromatic dessert drink after a meal.

Paan shots offer a unique combination of flavors, with the aromatic betel leaves blending harmoniously with the sweetness of condensed milk and the fragrance of cardamom and rose water. They provide a delightful and refreshing end to a meal, leaving a lingering taste on the palate. Enjoy these paan shots as a special treat to savor the traditional flavors of India in a modern and innovative way.

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