Rose Milk recipe which is easy, refreshing and a great summer coolant. Me and my sis used to have rose syrup with sabja seed mostly during summer. Our mother used to make this for us and this drink is quite nostalgic for me. Even today I make this quite often during summers. Sometimes also add a dollop of icecream but that’s optional.
For people who don’t know what is sabja seeds they are nothing but basil seed soaked in water until they swell. Sabja are also known as Tukmaria seed. They are quite similar to chia seed but are little larger in size and swell soon when soaked in water.
Benefits of Sabja seed:
- They are power packed with protien, iron and essential vitamins.
- Good for your skin, hair, aids digestion, curbs constipation.
- It also cures skin problems.
- Also when you have them its quite filling you won’t feel hungry soon. Hence great in weight management.
Also Rose has its own benefits. Both rose petals and sabja seed are used in ayurveda to heal many disorders. So when you club them both its like cloud with silver lining. You could make at home the rose syrup or purchase from the market. The brand which I usually use is Guruji, Mapro, Madhusagar, Malas and even Roohafza. So use any good brand of rose syrup.
In-fact you could find rose milk, almond milk, falooda etc sold on streets of Mumbai and even Pune. In India sabja seeds are also used in falooda which is a very popular drink in India. So do add sabja seed in your drink or sherbet and make them more nutritious and healthy.
How do you use sabja or basil seed??? Just soak a tbsp of sabja seed in 4 tbsp water. Cover and soak for 15-20 mins if its winter they might take a longer time to swell. But if it’s quite hot and humid climate then it could even swell in 3-4 mins so depends on the weather. Once they swell they would appear like a mass, jelly like substance. Now your sabja seeds are ready to use. Use as much you would like and keep the rest in the fridge for future use. To know more about sabja seeds click here.
Let’s make rose milk recipe stepwise:
1. Firstly soak sabja seed in water for 20 mins or until they swell.
2. Combine rose syrup with chilled milk into a vessel. Stir nicely and combine all well.
3. Now add ice cubes to serving glasses and pour the rose milk leaving some space on the top.
4. Finally add 1 tsbp of soaked sabja seed on the top. Repeat the same with the rest of glasses. Serve your Rose milk chilled and immediately.
Rose Milk with sabja seed recipe and printable version below:
If looking for more summer drinks then do check aam panna, nimbu pani, sweet lime soda, mango milkshake, mango mastani, masala chaas, piyush recipe, cold coffe with icecream, thandai recipe, masala milk, mango lassi and strawberry milkshake.
- 3 tbsp sweetened rose syrup of any good brand
- 3 cups of chilled milk
- few ice cubes
- 1 tbsp basil seed soaked in 4 tbsp water
- Firstly soak sabja seed in water for 20 mins or until they swell.
- Combine rose syrup with chilled milk into a vessel. Stir nicely and combine all well.
- Now add ice cubes to serving glasses and pour the rose milk leaving some space on the top.
- Finally add 1 tsbp of soaked sabja seed on the top. Repeat the same with the rest of glasses. Serve your Rose milk chilled and immediately.
2. The rose syrup is sweet so no sugar is required.
3. You could make your home-made rose syrup for this recipe. I have used a store bought rose syrup.
4. Additionally you could add a dollop of icecream but it's optional.
5. The rose milk has to be served chilled for best flavor and taste.