Falooda milkshake with rosewater and chia

Falooda Milkshake is a popular dessert served in many homes during Iftar. Safeera Kaka was kind enough to share her gran’s special recipe with us. We hope this treat makes it onto your table.


“This old recipe is my grans, she used to make it for weddings in our community. Funny story though, one of the first times we started fasting my brother and I got over excited at Iftar and overdid this milkshake, the ensuing tummy aches were not fun at all. A lesson in less is more during Iftar!” – Safeera Kaka


Serves:  6

For the milkshake
1l milk
1 can condensed milk
1 tin ideal milk
1 small tin nestle cream
¼ cup pink rose syrup
1 tsp finely ground cardamom

Optional extra for a special touch
½ litre of water
Pink jelly
1 heaped tsp of agar-agar powder
1 tsp of pink food colouring

For the topping
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1 cup water


1. To make the milkshake base blend the milkshake ingredients with 2 litres of vanilla ice cream until frothy. Chill until ready to serve.
2. Next to make the falooda milkshake extra special set the half a litre of water to boil and quickly add the jelly powder and agar agar powder and food colouring.
3. Allow to set overnight. Grate and set aside.
4. To make the falooda milkshake topping, soak 1 tablespoon of chia seeds in 1 cup of water until swollen.
5. Add the grated jelly and chia seeds to the chilled milkshake mixture, top with an extra scoop of ice-cream and a drizzle of rose syrup.

Enjoy in moderation.

Special thanks to Safeera Kaka for sharing this recipe with us