Hi lovelies, hope you had a chilaxing weekend. I Thought I’d cover “Faloodeh” in this post. Faloodeh (pronounced Faa-loo-de) can be both a dessert or a drink. I’ll focus on both and will include an awesome cocktail recipe at the end!
Faloodeh is basically a Persian textured granita. It originates from the city of Shiraz (yes, like the wine!) hence it’s named “Faloodeh-e-Shirazi”.
It’s actually very simple to make. All you need is; sugar, water, Persian rose water, lime juice and a special type of rice macaroni (I usually use rice vermicelli). This mixture is boiled to make a syrup,then cooled and blanched pieces of noodles is mixed in and then frozen. To create a granita texture just take the mixture out every hour and stir with a fork, do this until you have a semi frozen consistency.
In Iran this dessert is eaten in combination with a special type of saffron ice cream called “Akbar Mashti”. Traditionally it is lime flavoured but other variations like saffron or sour cherry flavours also exist.
The other type of Faloodeh I like to discuss is the drink version. It is über easy to make and a unique addition to any dinner party. All you need is a blender!
So basically it’s a mocktail made with rockmelon, sugar, Persian rose water and ice….how easy is that right?!
To give it a bit of a kick all you need to do is add a splash of vodka or gin and you’ve got yourself a) an awesome unique cocktail and b) a conversation piece (you’re welcome….just remember to reference my blog!!)
So here is my recipe for “Faloodeh Cocktail”
In a blender add: Serves 2
- 1/4 rockmelon ,diced
- 2 tbsp Persian rose water
- 2-3 tbsp sugar
- 1 shot glass of Vodka or Gin (depending on preference)
It’s so fab and I guarantee you will love it as much as I do!
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