Thursday, July 19, 2012

Rose Milk with a twist!

I suppose all of us may have one or more things that we ate or drank as a child and still continue to like it to this day. For me, one such a treat is Rose Milk. If you are have not been exposed to the culinary delights of Southern India, then you may or may not know what Rose Milk is.

Rose Milk is a very simple, but delicious drink. You make Rose Milk by adding Rose Essence, sugar and rose color to milk and serve it chilled. It is a delightful drink on a warm summer day.

Whereas Rose Milk might be fine for many a people, it is not so great for more than one reason:

  1. Tons of sugar; some from milk and then some more from the added sugar
  2. Lactose
  3. Albeit food coloring, still an additive
  4. Possible RGBH and other harmonies pumped into milk cows (of course, you can buy milk without these things)
Given all of the reason above, and ones I may not be accounting for, I decided I will create myself some Rose Milk, which is healthier.

Here is my recipe:

  1. Add unsweetened Almond milk and a few ice cubes to a blender
  2. Add two droppers of Stevia
  3. Add 1 Tbsp of Rose Water (not Rose Essence)
  4. Add 2 ripe strawberries
  5. Blend and enjoy!

The strawberries give it the rose color, without the additives. The artificial food coloring, if added, will produce a very pink Rose Milk. I think I will go with the light pink.

It goes without my saying that it is very important to clean the strawberries thoroughly. Organic produce is a plus.

Today, the official temp was in 102 or so degrees Fahrenheit. It is that time of the year, I reckon :)

Stay cool and have lots of fun!

Bon app├ętit :)

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