Sherbet Recipes- With Ramzan starting, it is the time for devotion. While you will find millions of Muslims following their various rituals, a part of the festival that is anticipated by people of all religion is the Iftar feast. It is always a grand affair. Not just in homes but streets and corners across various cities witness numerous food offerings that include kebabs, biryani, nihari, phirni, sheermal, kheer and seviyan, among other tempting delicacies. And to accompany these dishes, there are always refreshing sherbets to wash it all down. Moreover, in the heat, sherbets prove to be the best way to boost up one's energy. Falooda is a common feature across all Iftar menus during this festival. It is one of the most loved beverages, which is often referred to as a sherbet-cum-dessert. Walk through the lanes of Muhammad Ali Road in Mumbai and you will find creative versions of the classic falooda that are immensely satisfying. Near Delhi's Jama Masjid, one can savour other sherbet variants like gur sherbet and the famous Pyaar Mohabbat Sherbat, made milk, watermelon and Rooh Afza.
Well, if you don't have the time to head out to enjoy a glass of sherbet every other day, you can also make them at home with flavours that suit your fancy. Keeping the hot season in mind, look for refreshing ingredients like phalsa, rose, khus, etc. If you are fasting or looking for energy boosting beverages then you can try using ingredients like nuts, dates, sattu and the like.
We have put together a list of our 8 favourite sherbet recipes.
For those who love experimenting with flavours, look out for the ones made with Hibiscus flowers and sandalwood.
1. Badaam ka Sherbet
A super nourishing drink bursting with fragrant flavours of almonds, cardamoms and kewda. Badaam ka sherbet is a classic beverage that spells festive occasions and is often on the menu of various festive parties to relish on.
2. Chandan ka Sherbet
The wonderful properties of chandan or sandalwood are not unknown. Here, sandalwood powder is mixed in sugared milk to create an unusual but delicious beverage.
3. Hibiscus Sherbet
Tender hibiscus flowers are teamed with basil seeds to arrive at a refreshing drink.
4. Falsa Sherbet
This seasonal fruit comes for a very short span in summers and is nothing short of spectacular when blended and made into a tangy, mouth-watering sherbet. Take a sip of this refreshing, healthy drink and you would slurp on it all through the festive.
5. Khus ka Sherbet
Store poppy seed squash in a bottle and mix with water for a delicious drink. Refreshing and simple delicious, khus never fails to impress.
6. Royal Falooda
A refreshing rose-flavoured drink topped with home-made falooda - a favourite this festive season.
Rose and falooda is the best combination for a refreshing beverage.
7. Sattu Sherbet
This sweet delight that originated in Bihar is known for its cooling properties. It is filling and healthy, being full of nutrients, fiber and protein.
8. Aam Panna
A fresh, summer, sweet and tangy drink to relish on. Aam panna is a refreshing mango cooler that can beat the heat. It not only quenches your thirst but is also considered beneficial for the treatment of gastrointestinal problems.Quick, easy and refreshing mango drink to gulp down in summers.
Enjoy these beverages and have a feast of a time!