Next in "childhood memory " series, I have rose milk. Rose milk is a very famous summer drink in India. We used to prepare this drink to quench the thirst. Whenever we go out to dine, then this drink will be there in my list. Still the love for rose milk, has never decreased. This recipe is pretty easy and quick too. If we have the syrup handy, we can prepare the drink, within minutes. We can prepare the rose milk and store in refrigerator for atleast 2 days. Adjust the sugar level according to your taste.
To prepare rose syrup:
1.Sugar - 1/2 cup
2.Water - 1/4 cup
3.Rose essence - 1 tsp
4.Pink food colour - few drops
To Prepare rose milk:
1.Rose syrup - 2 tbsp
2.Milk - 1 cup
3.Ice cubes- few
4. Sugar - few tsp ( optional )
To prepare Rose syrup:
* Take sugar in a cup with water. Mix it thoroughly. Cook on medium flame , till it reaches 1 string consistancy. That is when we drop the syrup, it should stay in the plate like a pearl. When we take the syrup between our thumb and index fingure, it should form a thread.This is the right consistancy.
let the syrup .
* When the syrup has cooled, add the rose syrup to it. The amount of rose syrup can be altered according to our taste. Add pink colour to the syrup.
To prepare rose milk :
* Take a clean glass, add the ice cubes. Add the syrup according to our taste. If we want, a strong drink, add more syrup. If you want, more sweeter, then add sugar now.
* We can prepare the rose syrup well ahead of time and refrigerate it .
* Adjust the sugar according to our taste.
* Always use boiled and chilled milk to prepare a perfect rose milk.
* We can store the rose syrup for atleast 2 weeks in refrigerator.