Gulkand milkshake is a heart cooling delicious treat for you & your family. It is a flavourful lovely milkshake to offer your loved ones.
Your kids are not going to refuse these, your friends are going to insist on you every time they visit your house. The best thing about this milkshake is that it is very healthy and truly works as a heat killer.
A great body cooler during summer. It is an instant energy booster due to the high level of sugar content in Gulkand. It can be a perfect iftar recipe for Ramadan Iftar.
The texture is eye pleasing. Gulkand is made with Rose and Sugar. Mixed and kept for days to form Gulkand.
We have served this with some fresh rose petals on its top to make it look more beautiful. It is also a great mood swinger and thus can be included in your date night menus as well as romantic dinners
Gulkand has many health benefits. Some of the amazing health benefits are listed below:
- It prevents you from sunburn in the summer season.
- It is a home remedy for kids’ constipation.
- It is cool in nature, therefore it gives a cooling effect on your body.
- It helps you release your mental stress and gives you relaxation.
How to make Gulkand at home?
It is easier to use the Gulkand available at the market to make this milkshake. Though they have so many preservatives. If you want to avoid consuming them then it is better to make them at home.
Generally, to make this, we sun-dry the rose petals with sugar in a glass/ceramic container. Then we need to keep it in the sun for around 5 days or until it is ready. But that is going to take so much time. To make this instantly here’s another way.
First of all, take the rose petals and add sugar to them. For 1 bowl of petals, we’ll add 3 spoonfuls of sugar and mash them a little with our hands. Then we’ll add 1 spoon of fennel and a bit of cardamom powder.
After that put the pan on the heat and then add 2 spoons of honey. Honey to prevent the sugar from hardening/crystalizing after the cooking is done. Keep cooking these on low flame until the sugar melts. Once done Gulkand is ready.
What More To Add To Gulkand Milkshake?
What we made is the simplest form of this milkshake with only two major ingredients i.e. milk and gulkand. But, of course, there are more options of ingredients to add to it for making this milkshake more interesting.
Along with the two ingredients, you can add ice cream to it for having a richer taste. Generally, vanilla ice cream goes well with it. It will be rich and tasty but won’t be healthy.
Other than that, you can add dry fruits or chia or flex seeds to the milkshake. That will make this rich in taste and also increase the health factor. If you want, you can add both of these to the milkshake. Additionally, add one or two drops of rose essence for a nice aroma.
Gulkand is sweet enough for this drink. Hence we are not adding any sweeteners. But if you want to make this sweeter in taste you can either add sugar or honey to it. If not those then you can add rose or strawberry syrup, roohafza, strawberry crush, caramel, or something similar.
Furthermore, fruits are also a great option to make this more delightful. In fact, you can blend strawberries into the milkshake and make gulkand strawberry milkshake. Likewise, you can add different fruits that will go well with milk and not react badly.
Can I make this milkshake vegan?
You definitely get the option to make this milkshake a vegan version. To do that you just need to use plant-based milk like almond or cashew milk. You can also use coconut milk if you like. Also, refrain from using any other dairy product like ice cream.
Or you can completely skip using milk here. Instead, soak almonds (without skin)/cashews for 8-10 hours and use them in the blend to make this recipe. It will also be a healthier option and not just a vegan one. It is the dairy-free version of this milkshake.