Falooda {Rose Milk Float}

by Kiran on July 7, 2015 · 11 comments

in Desserts, Frozen Treats, Indian

Falooda is a very flavorful dessert that uses rose water and rose syrup in the most delicious way. There are layers of ingredients here, so prepping ahead is key.

Including refrigerating a slab of strawberry flavored jelly.

Falooda {Rose Milk Float} | @KiranTarun http://kirantarun.com/food
And totally forgetting about the jelly until its too late.

Yeah, too late because I ran out of ingredients after gulping down the “heroes” for this photoshoot. Ice cream was scarce and lets face it, I lost the motivation to re-do the whole recipe.

Falooda {Rose Milk Float} | @KiranTarun http://kirantarun.com/food
The beauty of layered desserts like falooda is you can choose to omit or add any ingredients to your liking. Just don’t forget to eventually use it here.

Now what should I do with a slab of unused chilled strawberry jelly?!

Falooda {Rose Milk Float} | @KiranTarun http://kirantarun.com/food

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Serves 4


  • 1/2 cup flavored jelly, cold
  • A handful of falooda sev (vermicelli), softened & cooled
  • 1 tbsp basil seeds, bloomed in 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 cup cold milk, add 2 tsp rose water
  • 1 cup cold milk, add 1.5 tbsp rose syrup
  • vanilla kulfi/ice cream

optional toppings: cherries, nuts, seeds etc


  1. Layer tall chilled glasses with bloomed basil seeds, vermicelli (sev) and flavored jelly. Top it with scoops of vanilla ice cream. Layer it all with drizzles of rose water milk and rose syrup milk.
  2. Sprinkle on your favorite toppings. Serve falooda with a spoon and straw.


Falooda {Rose Milk Float} | @KiranTarun http://kirantarun.com/food
Have you tried falooda before? If not, what are you waiting for? 😀


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1 Rosa July 7, 2015 at 11:33 AM

Divinely refreshing! A great drink.




2 Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen July 7, 2015 at 12:41 PM

I love Falooda, and this one looks refreshingly delish! Absolutely droolicious!
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3 Angie@Angie's Recipes July 7, 2015 at 2:28 PM

I love basil seeds! This is an amazing drink.
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4 Kitchen Belleicious July 7, 2015 at 2:38 PM

its like a milkshake on steroids. wow! Wow! It looks so yummy and creamy.


5 John/Kitchen Riffs July 7, 2015 at 11:49 PM

Gosh, this looks so pretty! And I love the idea of it — I’ll bet the flavor is so perfect for the weather we’ve been having lately. Really good stuff — thanks.
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6 Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health July 8, 2015 at 7:26 AM

i love falooda but never tried making it at home..this looks perfect.
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7 Jasmin July 11, 2015 at 12:10 PM

I love the idea of putting basil seeds into a dessert – I will make it, just to see, how does this nice looking dish tastes like 🙂
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8 Coffee and Crumpets July 15, 2015 at 7:15 AM

This is the second falooda recipe I’ve seen in the last two days! Must be the season. I do love a good falooda but never made my own. In Houston, there’s a great kulfi place where I can get my kulfi and falooda fix.

I know it’s easy enough and you make it look so beautiful. Haven’t found a kulfi place in Denver so I guess I’ll be making my own!
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9 Ina Gawne July 20, 2015 at 10:28 PM

This looks so fabulous Kiran. Would a similar rice noodle work? Your photos are gorgeous too….where to get rose water and rose syrup in my neck of the woods? Maybe a middle eastern store? Sounds so so good! I bet a good coconut vanilla ice cream would be delicious too. 🙂


10 Mary @ Fit and Fed July 21, 2015 at 5:16 PM

I had not even heard of falooda before, but you’ve sent me around to Wikipedia and YouTube learning about it. I hope I will enjoy some, if not at home then on some grand trip to India.
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11 Laura (Tutti Dolci) July 23, 2015 at 8:33 PM

Such pretty, dreamy photos!


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