Rose milk syrup recipe | Pure homemade rose syrup recipe from rose petals

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Rose milk is one of the favorite drinks to most of us and making the rose milk syrup at home makes it so happy and guilt-free to give to our kids. That too if made from fresh rose petals, they are so tasty, fresh, and pure. Rose is rich in antioxidants and has anti-microbial properties. so adding rose syrup to milk is so much beneficial especially to children.

Rose milk syrup recipe

Video recipe of Homemade Rose milk syrup

During summer, it’s common especially in south India that restaurants serve fresh rose milk. I don’t prefer having it outside or getting it for my kid because of the chemicals/preservatives used in store-bought rose syrup. So making a rose milk syrup with store-bought rose syrup is completely useless when you are trying to make it healthy. We get paneer roses/edible roses in the flower market and if you are able to procure them, then it is a very easy and simple process.

Ingredients used for making Rose syrup

All you need to make this rose milk syrup is

  1. Fresh Rose petals (Paneer rose/edible rose) – it has a unique scent and flavour popularly known as paneer rose used for cosmetics, perfumes and in making gulkand. Roses have to be cleaned without stem, washed, air dried for few minutes to strain excess water and then used to make syrup.
  2. Sugar – Generally white sugar is used to make this syrup while some add honey to the extracted rose essence adn use it. Taste of the original rose milk comes from white sugar. I havent tried it out with country sugar/brown sugar though.
  3. Rose water – which is added just for the fresh aroma
  4. Rose essence/red food colour – Instead of adding red food colour, i have added rose essence.
    • alternatively, You can also add a piece of beetroot to the sugar syrup instead
  5. Lemon salt/citric acid – Though it is optional, I prefer adding it to increase the shelf life.

How to make Rose syrup with step by step pics

Step 1: add the required quantity of sugar in a teapot or thick-bottomed pot/vessel

add sugar to pot

step 2: add water to the sugar

add water to pot

step 3: switch on the flame and mix well

mix until it dissolves

step 4: let it boil until half-string consistency. Half string consistency is just that it has to be sticky and need not form threads

step 5: lower the flame, add lemon salt/citric acid.

add lemon salt

step 6: add rose water to the pot

add rose water

step 7: add rose essence/red food colour whichever is available.

add rose essence

step 8: wash and add fresh rose petals to the sugar syrup

add fresh rose petals

step 9: mix well keeping the flame low.

mix well

step 10: close and cook. let it come to a boil

boil it

step 11: stop when the colour of the petals changes to pale.

petal colour changes

step 12: cool and strain the syrup

cool and strain

step 13: fresh homemade rose milk syrup is ready

rose syrup ready

step 14: store it in a bottle and refregerate.

store in bottle

step 15: to make rose milk, add rose syrup to a serving glass.

for rose milk, add syrup

step 16: add chilled milk to it.

add milk

step 17: mix well

mix well

step 18: add ice cubes to it if needed


step 19: serve fresh and chilled.


Serving/Storing suggestions and tips

  • You can also leave the syrup with petals overnight and then store the rose milk syrup in a air tight bottle and refregerate
  • It stays good for 2-3 months
  • rose milk has to be frothed by pouring from one glass to another until frothy and then served with ice cubes.

Rose syrup and rose milk recipe card

Rose milk syrup and rose milk recipe

Prep Time1 hour
Servings: 1 cup syrup


  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp lemon salt
  • 1/2 tsp rose water
  • 3-4 drops rose essence/red food colour
  • 2 handful rose petals

For rose milk

  • 2-3 tbsp rose syrup
  • 1 cup chilled milk
  • 2-3 no ice cubes


  • Take sugar and water in a tea pot and heat it.
  • Let it boil until it gets to the half string consistency or sticky consistency.
  • lower the flame and add rose water, essence, lemon salt and mix well.
  • further add the rose petals, mix well.
  • close the pot and let it boil until the petals turn pale.
  • cool down completely and strain it.
  • store the syrup in bottle and refregerate

For rose milk

  • take rose syrup in a serving glass and add chilled milk to it
  • mix well and top it with the ice cubes.
  • serve fresh adn chilled


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