Rose-Flavored Yogurt Drink (Gulabi Lassi)

Rosewater is a common flavoring in Indian and Middle Eastern dishes. You can buy it at Indian markets, Middle Eastern markets, and online.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 2 hours 20 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 4


  • 3 cups plain yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 1⁄2 Tbsp. rose water
  • 1⁄2 cup water
  • 6 ice cubes
  • 2 drops red food coloring


  • Line a sieve with several layers of cheesecloth. Place the yogurt in the sieve and suspend over a bowl.
  • Let any liquid drain into the bowl, then discard the liquid. Tie the ends of the cheesecloth to form a pouch. Weigh it down using a few cans in a plastic bag as a weight. Let it sit for about 2 hours to allow any remaining liquid to drain out.
  • Remove the cheesecloth. Transfer the yogurt to a blender. Add the sugar, rose water, water, ice cubes, and food coloring; blend well. Add more water if you like a thinner consistency.