Rose Milk

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Rose Milk
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.
  1. 2 cups Sugar
  2. 1 cup water
  3. 1/2 teaspoon Rose essence
  4. 1/4 teaspoon Citric Acid
  5. 1/8 teaspoon Rasberry color
  1. Combine water, sugar and citric acid. Boil until the sugar melts. Let it cool.
  2. When cool add the essence and the color. Mix well and store in airtight bottles in the refrigerator.
  3. To make Rose Milk: Add one part syrup to three parts milk. Serve chilled.


  1. Delicious milk and beautiful colour.
    If you don't have rose essence can we use rose water

  2. Nice! I love rose milk... my mom used to make it during those hot summer days. Yum.
    Only today did I notice... are you from Seattle too?

  3. That looks so beautiful... For a quick fix, I just add a splash of rose water in sweetened milk and add a drop of red colour :)

  4. as a kid i always loved rose milk ,, its bean ages since i had them .. lovely color

  5. I always loves to have rosemilk,yours look colorful and yummy

  6. I love rosemilk. Urs have got the perfect color.

  7. Lovely Rose milk. as jayasree said..its off with perfect color.

  8. Hi Divya,
    So you are from beautiful Seattle too... Good to know.

  9. Dear Happycook,
    I have not used rose water and I believe that it could dilute the syrup. I hope Laavanya`s quick fix recipe helps.

    Thanks Laavanya.

  10. yep! so cool to know someone from the same place. We should have a Indian food bloggers meet here in Seattle.

  11. That is such a refreshing milk variation.

  12. I love rose milk. This one looks really yummy.

  13. A nice drink ro relish particularly in summer.
    Receipe is good.

  14. Rose milk looks..just today made it :)

  15. This is my absolute favorite refreshment. I will try your version soon.

  16. I grew up drinking this - this was a treat for all of us kids! Still drink this when I go home - looks delicious!

  17. Do you have pic of the syrup u made?
    Divya m

    1. Divya,
      I do not have the picture of the syrup but when I make make it next time, I shall take pictures and will let you know.


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