Mohabbat ka Sharbat is a refreshing Old Delhi-style summer drink. It has flavors from watermelon and rose syrup. Here is how to make it (vegetarian, gluten-free, and can be made vegan).
About Mohabbat Ka Sharbat
Mohabbat ka Sharbat is a popular summer drink in Old Delhi shops.
It is a delicious and refreshing combination of fresh watermelon, rose syrup, milk, sugar, ice cubes, and rose petals.
This drink became popular from a street shop (thela) opposite Jama Masjid, run by Nawab Qureshi. He named this drink pyaar mohabbat sharbat wala. Soon, its popularity grew, and now you will find many street vendors selling this drink during the summer.
This drink is very popular during Ramzan and Eid. You can also serve the watermelon milk sharbat as a dessert topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
This recipe is vegetarian and gluten-free, and you can easily make it vegan. You can double or triple it too.
Here are some more drinks for summer
- Aam Panna Drink
- Phalse Ka Sharbat
- Virgin Pineapple Mojito
- Badam Ka Sharbat
- Jal Jeera
Milk – I like to use whole milk (full-fat milk) to make this drink as it makes it rich and creamy. You can choose to use low-fat or skim milk too.
To make the drink vegan, use plant-based milk like coconut milk, cashew milk, or almond milk.
Sugar – Use granulated white sugar to sweeten the drink. You can replace sugar with honey or maple syrup.
Adjust the sugar as per your taste.
Rose Syrup – I used Rooh Af Za, but you can use any brand.
Watermelon Juice – Use fresh watermelon juice for the best taste. Check out my post on How To Make Watermelon Juice.
Watermelon – You will also need cubed watermelon. Try to use seedless watermelon. If your watermelon has seeds, then remove them all.
Others – You will also need chilled water, ice cubes, and fresh rose petals.
How To Make Mohabbat Ka Sharbat
Add 500 ml of chilled whole milk, ¼ cup of granulated white sugar, and 3 tablespoon rose syrup to a large mixing bowl or a pitcher and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
Add 1 cup of fresh watermelon juice, 1 cup of finely cubed watermelon (¼-inch cubes), and 1 cup of chilled water and stir well.
Now add 20-25 ice cubes and garnish with 10-15 fresh rose petals.
Pour the sharbat into serving glasses and serve chilled.
Think drink is perfect for sipping on hot summer days.
It is also popularly served during Ramadan and Eid.
You can serve it as a dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
You store the drink in an airtight container for up to 2 days. Shake well before serving again.
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Mohabbat Ka Sharbat Recipe
- 500 milliliters chilled whole milk (full-fat milk)
- ¼ cup granulated white sugar
- 3 tablespoons rose syrup (I used rooh af za)
- 1 cup fresh watermelon juice
- 1 cup finely cubed watermelon (¼-inch cubes)
- 1 cup chilled water
- 20-25 ice cubes
- 10-15 fresh rose petals
- Add milk, sugar, and rose syrup to a large mixing bowl or a pitcher and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
- Add watermelon juice, cubed watermelon, and chilled water and stir well.
- Now add ice cubes and garnish with rose petals.
- Pour the sharbat into serving glasses and serve chilled.