Rooh Afza Mousse

This is a Rooh afza mousse recipe that captured a lot of attention! It was submitted to us by Asma Ahmed, but the original recipe belongs to her aunty.  Jazak Allah Khair for sharing!

            Ingredients:

Cool whip
Condensed milk
Mango pulp
Cut up fruits (strawberries/peaches/pineapple)
Rooh Afza

-Mix first three until desired consistency and taste is reached

-Stir in fruits

-Put in piping bag or ziplock bag if you need to improvise, snip a corner off

-In little dessert cups (from party city) squeeze a little drizzle of rooafza    inside…you can use the ziplock bag technique but make sure hole is very small

-Squeeze mango mixture into cups right away…the rooafza tends to go all the way to the bottom very fast

Freeze and enjoy!

Rooh Afza Recipes

Iftar is not complete until you have your dates and a glass of Rooh Afza.  According to  Hamdard Laboratories Rooh Afza is a blend of pure crystalline sugar, distilled natural extracts of citrus flowers, aquas of fruits, vegetables and cooling herbal ingredients, Rooh Afza’s cooling effect is long lasting for it not only instantly quenches the thirst but also rapidly cools the entire system and gives back the body the vigor, vitality and freshness depleted by excessive heat.

It is extremely popular in Pakistan.  Most people mix Rooh Afza in either water or milk.  I prefer a Rooh Afza milkshake over a Rooh Afza sherbet.  I recently came across a wide variety of Rooh Afza recipes.  Some are sweet while others have a refreshing tangy flavor.  Here are a few:

1.  Sunset Island

Pineapple juice 1.5 oz
Grape juice 1 oz
7-up 1.5 oz
Rooh Afza  1 tsp
Sugar syrup  1 tsp

Combine in shaker over a few ice cubes. Shake thoroughly. Pour into glass.

2. Rooh Afza Colada

Pineapple juice – 1/2 cup 
Coconut milk – 1/4 cup
Rooh Afza – 2 tbsp
Coconut – 2 tsp (fresh and finely grated)
Ice cubes – 4-5 nos
For Garnishing:-
Pineapple – 1 piece
Ice cubes – 2-3 nos (crushed)

Step 1: Blend the pineapple juice, coconut milk, Rooh Afza and the ice-cubes in the blender till well blended.
Step 2: Place crushed ice at the bottom of a cocktail glass and pour the blended mixture.
Step 3: Sprinkle some shredded coconut and place the pineapple slice on the rim of the glass.

3. Rooh Afza Banana Milkshake

Bananas  2 
Milk 2 cups
Rooh Afza  2 tsp
Sugar syrup  1 tsp

Mix all the ingredients in blender and serve with ice cubes.

4. Rooh Afza Smoothie

Sliced strawberries  1 cup

Chopped mint leaves 2 teaspoons

Rooh Afza 4 teaspoons

Vanilla ice cream 4 teaspoons

Milk 5 cups

Lemon juice 1 cup

Step 1: Blend strawberry, mint leaves and Roof Afza in blender to make a smooth paste

Step 2: Pour milk and ice cream in it and blend it again. Divide the mixture in 2 glasses

Step 3: Pour lime drink on it and serve after garnishing it with mint leaves

5) Rooh Afza Mint Lemonade

Water 2 glasses

Rooh Afza 4 teaspoons

Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

Chopped mint leaves 2 teaspoons

Lemons for garnishing

Step 1: Mix 2 glasses of water, 4 spoons of Rooh Afza, 1 spoon of lemon juice and 2 spoons of mint leaves all together in a jug.

Step 2: Add crushed ice.

Step 3: Garnish it with lemon slices and serve chill.

Ramadan Baskets!

Ramadan Mubarak to you all!!  I’m sure we’re all doing our last minute grocery shopping and preparations.  Some of us may even be planning on doing the iftar with friends or family.  As Muslims, we should take advantage of our holidays to bring out the best of us, to wear the finest, and open our hearts to loved ones and strangers.  We should offer glad tidings, and one of the ways to do that is by making a Ramadan basket.I saw my husband’s aunt pass out Ramadan baskets and I liked the idea so much that I wanted to do the same for this Ramadan insha’Allah.Ramadan basket is a basket full of goodies that may or may not be related to Ramadan.You can have themed baskets for example:Iftar basket:
1-Rooh Afza: A popular iftar drink in Pakistan.
2-Dates
3-Can of garbanzo beans
4-Pakora Shan Masala: fried ground flour snacks
5-Seviyan/vermicelli: Pakistani dessert item used to make sheer korma.
6-Dua/Prayer: Print the Iftar dua/prayer on cardstock, so they can put it on their refrigerator.

*sample basket: does not contain all the items listed.

Fruit-chaat basket: Pakistani fruit salad mixed in with juice and spices.
1-Dates
2-Shan fruit chaat masala
3-Juice: You can either put a bottle of lemon juice or a fruit juice
4-Fruit: bananas, grapes, apples, mangoes, oranges and strawberries.

*sample basket: does not contain all the items listed.

Ramadan gift basket
1-Kufi/hijab
2-Quran/tafsir book
3-Prayer rug
4-CD: Burn a cd consisting of either Quran, lectures or nasheeds.

Since I am Pakistani, these baskets reflect the Pakistani culture, please feel free to share what you would include in your Ramadan basket!

Something to celebrate about….