Try my frosty, ultra-creamy Rose Coconut Shake – perfect for spring! I’ve been dying to try a rose-flavored dessert shake ever since I found some food grade rose water from my favorite gourmet cooking shop. I first tried a rose-flavored dessert a few years ago on a trip to Paris. It was a rose cream puff with rose sorbet – topped with candied rose petals. My husband downed the cream puff and I nibbled the petals and silky sorbet. I remember how amazed I was that the candied rose petals were edible. Now that doesn’t mean you should go outside and start snacking on your rose garden! But if you find this rose water essence – be sure and give this dreamy dessert recipe a try..
Coconut Milk Ice Cream. The base for this recipe is not a dairy ice cream but rather a vanilla-coconut flavored non-dairy ice cream. It is definitely not low fat – but instead is made with coconut milk rather than high fat dairy products like cream. My favorite brand is Coconut Bliss. This flavor is Vanilla Island.
Rose Water. This is not the rose water you spritz on your face – but rose water you can add to your food! I have made a few rose-citrus cakes that are simply divine. Such a unique flavor – but a creative cook can find a few winning uses for it.
Rose Water ingredients – propylene glycol, alcohol (40%), rose oil, natural flavors.
The bottle description: “Rose Water is a steam distillate made from the purest rose petals. It’s delicate floral notes are perfect additions to Middle Eastern, Indian and Greek foods, such as baklava or rice puddings, and are wonderful accents to delicate French pastry glazes and creams…”
..hmm, rose rice pudding anyone? How about your own rose cream puff? Or rosa baklava? Interesting. Well for now, start out with an easy hand-mashed Rose Shake!
Rose Coconut Shake
vegan, makes 1 shake
1/8 tsp rose water (extract)
1/3 cup soy milk or soy creamer
2-3 scoops coconut milk ice cream (vanilla flavor) – slightly softened
pink coloring (optional) – 3 drops red and 1 drop blue, I used India Tree brand
garnish: fresh rose petals
Hand-mash the ingredients in a sturdy mug. Pour into shake serving glasses with a long spoon or straw. Garnish with rose petals. Serve!