Cape Malay Rose Falooda milkshake is subtly flavored with rose syrup and includes luscious full fat milk and full cream ice cream with the health benefits of agar agar and basil seeds for an uplifting and refreshing drink.
5mlagar agar powderalso known as china grass (approximately 1 teaspoon)
15mlrose syrupapproximately 1 tablespoon
5mlrose waterapproximately 1 teaspoon
1litremilkwhole milk is preferred
125mlrose syrupapproximately 1/2 cup
300mlVanilla or strawberry ice cream
Put the basil seeds in a small bowl or cup and cover with cold water. Allow to soak for at least 30 minutes.
In a small pot add the china grass powder and pour over the hot water. Stir vigorously until dissolved and bring to the boil before adding 1 teaspoon of rose water and one tablespoon rose syrup. Let it cool, then cover and refrigerate until set.
Boil the milk and allow to cool, then decant into a jug and refrigerate.
Just before serving add the rose syrup to the milk and mix thoroughly to combine.
Grate the china grass into a bowl.
For each serving glass add 2 small scoops of ice cream, 1 teaspoon drained basil seeds and 1 teaspoon grated china grass.
Pour over the falooda milk and serve with a sprinkling of rose petals.
Agar agar values: 1 tsp (2 grams) powder = 1 tbs (4 grams) flakes = 12 threads (4 grams).
I used Middle Eastern rose syrup for this recipe. If you are using a Pakistani or Indian rose syrup check the sweetness after the first 90 ml of syrup as the taste and sweetness may vary. Also ensure that it is not a herbal rose syrup.