April 02, 2023

Gulkand (Gulqand) Milkshake

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 Gulkand is a sweet preserve made from the rose petals . Rose petals are slow cooked in sugar syrup until it reaches a jam like consistency.  This when stored in an air tight container has a very long shelf life and can be used in various ways . 

The most common use of gulkand is in the making of meetha paan (beeda) . I. love to eat spoonfuls of gulkand as is because it is really very tasty and it has been my favorite since childhood . I am sure most kids love to eat gulkand.

 Gulkand is also beneficial from health point of view as it has cooling properties and helps reduce body heat and also rich in proteins . Gulkand mixed with milk is useful to give relief from acidity or gastric reflux. 

Gulkand Milkshake is a delicious summer time treat ,which will be loved by one and all  . Best way to give fussy kids their daily dose of milk is by adding this gulkand to their milk and serving it nice and chill . Kids would love to sip on this chill gulkand shake . 

Gulkand Milkshake can be served as a welcome drink for your summer barbecue parties or match get togethers . Make a huge pitcher of gulkandh milk shake in advance and refrigerate it.Serve it chilled when your guests arrive.

You may use rose essence in case you don't have rose syrup readily available. 

 If you love the flavor of rose ,you can also try Rose Kulfi , Rose milk, Rose Thandai   as Summer special treats. 

In our food bloggers' group Shhh cooking secretly challenge ,Sasmita was the host for this month. She suggested we make healthy summer Coolers sans the use of soda or fizzy drink . 

Coincidentally ,I was paired with Sasmita for the theme and she suggested I use ,gulkand and rose syrup as my secret ingredients.  With such exotic ingredients, I whipped up this delicious and healthy milk shake and Sasmita has made a lemonade using sabja seeds .

Preparation Time - 5 mins 
Cooking Time - Nil 
Complexity - easy
Serves - 4 glasses 


3 tbsp gulkand 
2 teaspoon rose syrup 
4 cups milk
5 to 6 icecubes 


  • Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend it until it is creamy and frothy .
  • Pour it equally in 4 serving glasses  and serve chilled. 
  • For added deliciousness , you may add a scoop of vanilla ice cream while serving .

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  1. oh so yum ! Gulkand milkshake will surely appeal to the kiddo and am sure its refreshing too !

  2. What a yummy drink! I love rose milk, so I'm sure I would love this. Any particular reason you have used both rose syrup and gulkand?

    1. Rose syrup gives a nice pink color as well as some added flavor. You may skip rose syrup if you wish.

  3. Love this with gulkand and rose syrup, refreshing and healthy

  4. Delicious milk shake. Love the addition of gulkand in it. This must have really enhanced the flavours.

  5. Wow! This lovely gulkand shake is awesome. Rose syrup gives an awesome colour and taste.

  6. Gulkand milkshake is ideal for the summer season. Addition of rose syrup enhances the taste.

  7. I wish I could get some gulkand here! the milkshake looks so inviting, summer fresh and irresitable.

  8. I love gulkand and rose milk a lot, yours gulkand milkshake looks very refreshing and so yummy. Will try this drink very soon as it's very irresistible.

  9. Sign me up! I love the aroma and flavor of rose. And this is simply divine to me. Thisis refreshing, comforting, and delicious!

  10. Wow Gulkand milkshake looks so attractive and tempting. I can imagine the divine taste. I am going to try it soon.

  11. An amazing pink color. The gulkand milkshake would tantalize not only the kids but adults too . Can't wait to try it out.

  12. Gulkand milkshake with fresh home made Gulkand is absolutely irresistible. Perfect summer drink to beat the heat. Love the beautiful pink colour. - Preethi

  13. Ah, the double rose flavor is something I would really enjoy! Love anything with rose, so refreshing in hot summers...

  14. What a lovely idea to use both rose syrup and gulkand. So colorful and refreshing summer treat.

  15. Gulkand Milkshake looks so delicious and refreshing..A colorful summer treat.


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