Weather has been very kind on us for the past two weeks in Seattle. We are having an extended summer here. It is `Summer in Fall` like we had `Snow in Spring`~ A reason to blog about Rose milk.
Summer brings up memories of chilled Rose milk~ a milk based dessert/drink where milk and rose essence bring out a brilliant aromatic flavor. Rose Milk is a delicious sweet drink to have before or after a meal.
Amma served chilled Rose Milk during the power cuts on hot sultry summer nights in Hyderabad~one reason we enjoyed power cuts and the other was skipping studies. She was very famous among our friends for her preparation. I have followed Amma`s recipe for Rose Milk~ A homemade alternative for Colas to beat the summer heat. I make the syrup in advance and serve Rose Milk as a refreshing drink for my family or as a dessert for my guests.
- Combine water, sugar and citric acid. Boil until the sugar melts. Let it cool.
- When cool add the essence and the color. Mix well and store in airtight bottles in the refrigerator.
- To make Rose Milk: Add one part syrup to three parts milk. Serve chilled.