Easy rose milk recipe-Learn how to make rose milk at home with rose milk syrup or rose milk essence. And, it's a refreshing summer drink. A big mug of Indian style rose milk is pleasant to have in the morning or before bed as a calming drink.
I'm sure after trying this Rose Milk recipe for the first time, you will double up the quantity in the following times. This Indian style rose milk looks absolutely gorgeous with the vibrant pink color and taste super delicious.
Here you go, an easy make-ahead recipe, with few ingredients ready in a few minutes. we feel it's worth to be a part of every celebration and festive days.
Not only on special occasions but at times, you absolutely deserve a sweet treat for all your hard works. Treat yourself with this delicious drink whenever you need it.
Furthermore, this is one of the most popular Indian drinks for summer.
Every sip of this Indian beverage gives you immense pleasure with the pleasant rose flavor. If you are planning to go with nonalcoholic Indian drink for a party, I would strongly suggest to include this summer coolant drink on the menu.
Additionally, this rose milk recipe is exceptional to serve as a welcome drink to the guests. And it might be your favorite party drink recipes yet.
Rose milkshake belongs to the category of both fun-filled and traditional drink. Normally, this drink is prepared with homemade rose syrup, holy basil seeds, and milk.
The basil seeds are known as a body coolant in traditional Indian medicine. And this factor alone makes the rose milk to stand alone as the best of summer drinks.
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Summer days are invariably hot and we require to hydrate ourselves without falling into unhealthy ways. There are tones of choices for unhealthy drinks in the market and at home too.
But choosing and staying with a healthy option is a wise decision.
If you accept the above factor, I know you would already have a list of healthy choices. I believe that you include this rose milk recipe as well.
What is Rose milk?
This is also called as the rose milkshake. One of the traditional Indian drink and popular throughout the country. Usually, this Indian drink is prepared with milk, rose essence and sugar syrup. The pink color is very inviting and made it a popular drink in India.
A small heads-up- this rose milkshake is tasty, light and easy-drinking, tends to sip away more quickly than you expect.
Homemade vs store-bought sugar syrup
Homemade rose syrup is exceptional with flavor and taste. But making them at home accompanied with difficulties as well. As we need a huge bunch of roses for making a couple of glasses of rose milk. Additionally, the syrup is less colored and you will need artificial color to enhance.
I always try, I repeat I TRY to prepare the syrup at home when roses are in season. But mostly I fail because I do not want to remove the roses from its plant when they are fresh. Sadly, I cannot gather them when dried, as the strong wind blows them away.
Since this rose milk recipe is ceremonial and not an everyday drink, I made with the store-bought rose syrup. A bottle of ready-made rose syrup can last for upto a year.
There are many rose milk brands available in the market. But always check for the ingredients that they use approved and permitted food color.
How to make rose syrup at home
The following is the rose syrup recipe for those who want to make at home. And others may skip to the next paragraph.
- Bring 1 cup of water to boil, add 2 cups of loosely packed dried rose petals.
- Boil for 1 minute and switch off the stove.
- Cover it with a lid and set aside for 6 hours. This resting time allows the water to infuse with the essence of rose.
- Strain the liquid.
- Make a simple sugar syrup by adding 1 cup of rose water to 1 cup of sugar.
- Boil until sugar dissolves. No need to check for the string consistency.
- Allow it to cool.
- And mix this rose milk syrup with milk whenever needed. And you pat yourself for making one of the best homemade cool drinks.
How to make Rose milk at home
Milk. Literally, this rose milk tastes extremely good with any type of milk. So, we can use the same milk which we regularly use in the kitchen. This option gives us more comfort. Moreover, we need not switch to another high-fat milk which we are not using in normal days.
Just wanted to let you know that whole milk keeps the drink more creamy and delicious. But using the other low-fat milk also tastes equally good but only varies in the consistency. I guess this is not a factor for people like me who want to lead a healthy lifestyle.
I normally use 2% low-fat milk and used the same here in this recipe.
If you want this rose syrup milkshake recipe vegan, use coconut milk, almond milk or soy milk. And there are nearly 100% chances that you simply love it.
Rose syrup. You may use the store-bought rose syrup or you can make at home. If you have a rose garden, it is time to use up them. You can leave the roses to dry in the plant and make this syrup later. That was you can enjoy seeing the beautiful flowers and still use to prepare the syrup.
Holy basil seeds. This is called as 'sabja seeds' and also 'Tulsi seeds' in India. These tiny black seeds called 'Tukmaria seeds' in Hindi and 'Sabja vidhai' in Tamil. You can get them from online stores or Indian stores. These are tiny little seeds resembles sesame seeds in the shape and chia seeds in the size.
This is often confused with onion seeds/'kalonji'. Where onion seeds have a pungent flavor and holy basil seeds has a neutral flavor.
The original size is tiny but it triples up in the size when soaked in water. And has a great biting texture and dazzling to get these in every sip.
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Rose Milk Recipe
- 2 tsp holy basil seeds /sabja seeds/optional
- 2 cups milk
- 4 tbsp rose syrup
- 1 cup ice cubes
- Soak the holy basil seeds in a cup of water seeds for 30 minutes.
- Drain the excess water.
- In a tall glass combine, milk, rose syrup, soaked holy basil seeds, and ice cubes.
- Mix until the syrup blends well with milk.
- Serve Chilled.