Sherbet is usually a syrup made from fruit, flower extracts and herbs. The syrup is then diluted with water and sugar/salt may be added for taste. Many sherbets are often served with ice.
Milk is used to dilute the syrup instead of water for some varieties like falooda sherbet. The other ingredients used to make sherbets are — Lime juice (added to help prevent crystallization of sugar present in the syrup) and sabja seeds (basil seeds) for its cooling properties.
- 2 pints Milk
- 1,1/2 evaporated milk
- 3/4 sweetened milk
- 1/2 pint cold water
- 2 tablespoons vanilla or strawberry essence
- 2-3 drops A few drops of pink food colouring
- 1 tablespoons faluda seeds(takmaria)
- 4 tablespoons coarsely ground almonds and pistachios for decorating ((almond and pistachios optional))
- Soak the faluda seeds in some water and leave aside
- Mix well all the other ingredients except the nuts
- Drain off water from the faluda seeds and add to sherbet
- Sprinkle almonds and pistachios and serve chilled