Rose and chocolate shake

August 3, 2012  •  Category:


This is a simple shake, part dark chocolate, part rose ice-cream; no need to make your own rose ice-cream, just add some rose syrup to vanilla ice-cream until the taste feels right to you; I also added some rose petal jam which is usually available in any Middle-Eastern store.

Question: Why does’n’t milk shake become a full-fledged dessert item? Any opinion on the matter? 

INGREDIENTS: 1 serving

  • 1 scoop of vanilla ice-cream, 1 scoop of dark chocolate ice-cream
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 tsp of rose water, 2 tbsps  of rose petal preserve, a couple of drops of rose food color (optional)
  1. Place the scoop of vanilla ice-cream, 1/2 cup of milk, the rose water and rose petal preserve in a bowl; use an immersion blender to mix it all up till smooth. Transfer to a glass; repeat the operation with the dark chocolate ice-cream. Serve.
NOTE: You can mix the dark chocolate ice-cream with milk chocolate for an extra-chocolaty taste. You can substitute rose syrup instead of the rose petal preserve.
Strolling in the ancient city (and port) of Byblos.


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  1. Susan says:

    What a beautiful shake! It is only surpassed by the gorgeous landscape views.

  2. kouky says:

    hummm!! avec la canicule qu’il fait,je prendrai bien une coupe!! un plaisir de gourmandise et de délicatesse!! bonne soirée!!

  3. Mariana says:

    Just lovely! Wanderful landscape, delicious drink! A piece of heaven! 🙂

  4. Rosa says:

    Byblos looks beautiful.

    That is a delightful drink!



  5. Kathy says:

    Your rose and chocolate shake looks so refreshing, and absolutely perfect for a hot summers day!! I so love your beautiful landscape pictures…such a gorgeous country!

  6. Belinda @zomppa says:

    So stunning! I bet this makes the ice cream so delicate…and rich!! A terribly romantic shake.

  7. Lyndsey@TinySkillet says:

    Oh…I want to try this!! It sounds and looks awesome! I love the pics too!

  8. Mallika says:

    Beautiful chocolate rose shake. I would probably devour this for all 3 meals of my day! Delicious!

  9. tara says:

    je suis tres frustrée de ne pouvoir lire tes recettes car j adore la cuicine libanaise
    j espere que tu pourras lire mon message. J habite en Normandie pres de Deauville en France

  10. Diane says:

    That sounds amazing and yes why can’t this be a dessert. Yum yum. Enjoy your Sunday Diane

  11. Nadji says:

    Il faut absolument que je visite le Liban et ses voisins. J’en ai envie et depuis si longtemps.
    Quand on te visite, on a tout le moyen -orient dans son assiette et c’est formidable.
    Depuis ton dernier message, quand je clique sur ton nom, je tombe non pas sur ton blog mais sur un site de pub sur le Liban et Beyrouth.
    A bientôt.

  12. Jeannie says:

    What a lovely shake, I would enjoy this very much too! and Byblos is a very beautiful place indeed!

  13. senga50 says:

    Coucou Joumana
    Quel plaisir ce petit moment passé ensemble !
    J’ai trop envie de connaître Byblos, la prochaine fois j’espère…
    Je me suis remise à mon blog et j’espère que c’est pour de bon… Bientôt un billet sur le Liban, qqs recettes dont ces petites courgettes délicieuses…
    Je note cette dernière très délicate… A bientôt, Bises

  14. Banana Wonder says:

    Oh baby, what a fantastic and beautiful shake. Love the combo of rose and chocolate…. romantic!

  15. Chiara says:

    Byblos looks a lovely place !

  16. MaryAthenes says:

    Tres gourmand ! Tres tentant !
    Bises d’Athenes

  17. Oui, Chef says:

    I’ve had this flavor combo in chocolate truffles before and it is amazing. Can’t wait to try it with ice cream, you are brilliant!

  18. Hannah says:

    Oh this looks so wonderful!

  19. Sue says:

    Hi – love your recipes and dying to try this with homemade vanilla icecream. Any idea where I can buy a domestic ice cream maker in Lebanon? thanks!

    • Joumana says:

      @Sue: Where are you located? I would try the large department stores in your area or a mall with a big flagship supermarket like TSC; if you are in Beirut, there are a few stores that specialize in kitchen utensils, like A&P in Hamra (street parallel to it ); there are all of the Khoury Home chain stores, there is a store in Ashrafieh with kitchen supplies, etc.

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