When the summer was still pleasant, that is nearly 3 months ago, there was a promotional sale in the mall which gave heavy discounts on summer related stuffs.A portion of the aisle was allocated for juices, squash and Rooh Afza.

I grabbed a bottle of Rooh afza and looked at the expiry date. It was years away so happily placed it in the cart.

We have been chilling with popsicles and cooling beverages all through summer and this drink is one of among the lot.

Rooh Afza is a rose flavored syrup based concentrate that can be used to make milkshakes, popsicles , Falooda ,used as toppings etc. It is a body coolant and has some herbs in it for flavor.

It is a pretty simple recipe yet really very refreshing!! Kids will fall in love with the rose flavor and the basil seeds will look very attractive!

This goes to The Kids delight event  and the theme of the month is kids approved Drinks,hosted by Mayuri.


Here is how to prepare Rooh Afza Milkshake Recipe

I used:

Chilled milk-2 cups
Rooh Afza syrup-3-4 Tablespoons
Basil seeds- 1/2 teaspoon

  1. Soak the basil seeds in 1/8 cup of water and let it  ‘bloom’.
  2. Blend together milk and rooh afza.
  3. Pour into serving glasses and top with a teaspoon of basil seeds.
  4. Enjoy the refreshing milkshake.


  • I did not add sugar as the sweetness was just right. You may add a sweetener of your choice if needed.
  • Tastes best when served chilled.
  • This can also be served without basil seeds.


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24 thoughts on “Rooh Afza Milkshake Recipe”

  1. Our summer is just beginning and this looks like a great drink to have any time of the day. The pink color is very attractive.

  2. I’ll never forget the first time I had rooh afza – It was a scorching hot summer day and my friend and I were having lunch at a Pakistani restaurant near me and there was this big pitcher in the front of the restaurant and everyone was going up and self serving. We finally asked what it was and we fell in love it was so addictive and we kept on going back for more especially on a 100 F day!!!. I immediately went next door to the Pakistani supermarket and bought the syrup. Mine also has been in my pantry for years – This is a great recipe for me to use it up with!

  3. I have never heard of this. Perhaps not available in Canada. Sounds like a delicious to drinks, and I am sure it would be great in other recipes too.

  4. I’ve never heard of using basil seeds or rooh afza. It certainly sound delicious and something I’d love to try. I have heard of rose water and I’ve wanted to use it in some recipes. I’ll have to do a Google search and see what I can up with.

  5. That is such a pretty color. We use to have rooh-afza as a kid for all birthday parties. I have never seen it out of India though. Must look for it. My kids would love it too. I’m sure.

  6. Absolutely gorgeous! Super refreshing and perfect for summer. Great treat for kids and that flavor is so unique… can’t wait to try this!

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