It is almost that time of the year folks. Ramzan/Ramadan is a month observed by Muslims world over by fasting from sunrise to sunset and focusing more on spiritual needs. It is a time to both be grateful for ones blessings and to assist those less fortunate. With Ramzan falling in the summer this year I thought it fitting to share with you these delightful Watermelon Rooh Afza popsicles. It is my spin on a deeply delicious and incredibly satisfying drink that my mother makes. Now I turn it into a refreshing and simple popsicle for my girls who share my love for watermelon and Rooh Afza. In these popsicles the Watermelon is the star and the Rooh Afza a back note. Should you want to up the Rooh Afza flavor feel free to just add more.
Rooh Afza, for those of you unfamiliar with it, is a concentrated syrup with a variety of 'cooling' ingredients. It is a medley of fruit, herbs, and even rosewater. It tastes almost punch-like and is definitely a sweet treat. Traditionally because of these 'cooling' properties it is thought of as a Ramzan drink. However, now evidence suggests that this sweet syrup may not be the healthiest thing to consume by the litre 😉 I use it in moderation here and choose not to feel guilty about it. You've gotta live a little right?
Also the kids love it, especially my littlest one who regularly requests one. It surprises me a little since these are not remotely close to grocery store popsicles in their sweetness, but that doesn't seem to perturb her watermelon loving soul in the slightest.
Watermelon & Rooh Afza Popsicles
- 4 cups cubed seedless watermlon
- ⅓ to ½ cup Rooh Afza can add more if needed
- Juice of ½ a lemon
- Tiny pinch of salt
- Blend all the ingredients together
- Strain into a bowl and taste, adjust rooh afza or lemon to liking
- Freeze into your molds of choice! This recipe filled 10 3-oz popsicle molds.
I have got to try these out! ❤❤❤
please do!!! they're so light and lovely on hot days 🙂
So my mom used to say that back in the day they used to make a watermelon and rooh afza juice, and it just always sounded to refreshing! Love what you've done here!
Btw, can I please just tell you that your plate is GORG!
thanks henna!!! will pass your compliments on to Ammi Jafri who bought me this plate 🙂