Summers are much awaited in the west, especially in the colder continents where the season not only provides respite from biting cold, but also gives a bounty full of fresh fruits and berries. But on the other side of the globe, its scorching hot, yet the season still is the much awaited one. Partly due to the long vacations for children , and the lovely Mangoes. Such is the craze for Mangoes that it almost shadows the other fruits that bloom this season. For now, lets forget the mangoes some time and see what other fruits, equally delicious mother nature gifts us . Coconut , though available all year round, is very sacred in India, and is especially useful this season for the cooling the tender coconut water imparts. Lychees/Litches are grown in hot humid coastal belts. They are luscious and tangy. Watermelons, typical dark green ones arrive to soothe us from the heat, but due to high water content, they go well in salads and drinks. Tadgola is a lesser known coastal fruit similar to lychees in texture but way different in taste. Northern India, particularly the hilly states have abundance of apples,cherries and apricots. Some of which reach us, but they lose their freshness and juiciness in transit. To beat the heat and nourish the system, here’s a dessert that’s every bit fresh and every bit summery! I used kiwis and oranges as well , just for their availability , freshness and colour. The recipe yields one large and 2-3 small single serve portions.