Eid Drink (A Sweet Drink With Milk and Saffron)

"My parents always make this on special occasions, but it's also a nice refreshing dessert drink for anytime. If you can't find rosewater at your local Indian/Middle Eastern store you can omit, but it adds a lovely fragrance. I haven't tried this with Splenda yet but I will someday!"
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  • Place a few tablespoons of milk in a small bowl and add the saffron threads. Gently stir with a wooden spoon and set aside. The saffron will infuse the milk and turn it into a golden color.
  • Pour the remaining milk in a pitcher and stir in sugar until dissolved. Add two drops of rosewater (too much rosewater makes the drink bitter). Lastly, add the saffron-infused milk into the pitcher and stir.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve. Garnish with chopped pistachios before serving.

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  1. This is very different to DD (toddler) and I but Oh so delicious. I used rice dream to be dairy free. I used brown sugar for the sugar and would do so again. I added a bit too much rose water by mistake so be careful adding just a little. It does make a good addition though for sure. It is wonderful with the unsweet chopped pistachio nuts in this sweetend drink. I will make this recipe again insha Allah.
  2. This is most definitely something different in the drink department, at least where I come from, but still, I enjoyed making it & found it to be an intriguing drink to serve! I did omit the rose water, but when I make this another time, that will be included! Thanks for posting an interesting & unusual recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adopted chefs in the current Pick A Chef]


Hi, I'm Nina and I live in sunny Phoenix. I looooove cooking and trying new foods. I was so excited to find Recipezaar, My family is Southeast Asian so I grew up eating lots of rice, curries and a variety of exotic fish and unusual veggies - my tastes have remained eclectic in adulthood. My rice cooker is my best friend and anything spicy is a winner in my book. I have a wonderful "family" in AZ, my awesome BF and our dog Chunky. They are most often my guinea pigs when it comes to recipes. I would love to incorporate my love for cooking into my life somehow by opening my own restaurant or catering service someday. First I'm hoping to get a shiny new MBA :)
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