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Mohabbat Ka Sharbat - Watermelon Rose Drink

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Mohabbat Ka Sharbat is a super refreshing, luscious, and delicious drink popular in the Indian city of old Delhi. It is made with juicy and ripe watermelon, floral rose syrup, creamy milk, and ice.

3 glasses with mohabbat ka sharbat in a grey ceramic plate

Made with 5 simple ingredients and ready in under 10 minutes! This glorious pink drink makes a lovely revitalizing beverage for any time of the day. It also satisfies summer night’s dessert cravings.

This Watermelon Rose Drink is loaded with the cooling properties of watermelon and aromatic flavors from rose syrup which makes it an ideal perfect rose summer drink.

3 mohabbat ka sharbat glasses garnished watermelon slices

Here freshly made sweetened watermelon juice is combined with chilled milk, rose syrup, chilled watermelon chunks, and ice cubes. A final touch of heavenly deep pink rose petals as a garnish makes this delectable drink a royal affair.

Everyone falls in love with this watermelon-infused summer quencher ‘sharbat’ because it looks so pretty and tastes ambrosial. If you love watermelon and rose flavors, then this delicious pink Sharbat is a drink for you. Try it once, and this would become your new favorite drink to relish on a hot summer day. 

On this page you will get a step-by-step picture recipe with the video guide on how to make ‘Mohabbat Ka Sharbat’ at home.

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What is Mohabbat Ka Sharbat?

Mohabbat Ka Sharbat aur Pyaar Mohabbat Sharbat is a very popular, fragrant, refreshingly delicious summer drink that hails from the streets of Old Delhi. This traditional watermelon rose drink has lots of watermelon chunks in a rooh afza (a brand that makes rose syrup) and watermelon-flavored milk. This drink is like your old rose milk got a new makeover.

In the Hindi Language ‘Pyaar Mohabbat Sharbat’ or ‘Mohabbat Ka Sharbat’ means a ‘love drink’. When visiting Delhi, this drink Mohabbat ka Sharbat is a must-try.

What are the benefits of Mohabbat Ka Sharbat?

This Mohabbat Ka Sharbat:

✓ is quick and easy to make

✓ tastes so delectable and looks so appealing

✓ is made with 5 simple ingredients

✓ can be served as an after-meal drink, snack, or brunch

✓ is a perfect drink for summer get-togethers

✓ is loved by kids and grownups alike

✓ is gluten-free and vegetarian

✓ can also be made vegan

✓ is ready in under 10 minutes

✓ satisfies dessert hunger

a female holding a plate with mohabbat ka sharbat glasses

What are the ingredients used in Mohabbat Ka Sharbat?

Mohabbat Ka Sharbat is made with very simple 5 ingredients. They are:

Milk: 

I prefer using full cream milk for this drink. This is because it is diluted with ice cubes and doesn’t taste best when it is too watery. However, you can also use semi-skimmed milk here.

Watermelon:

It is one of the key ingredients of this drink. So make sure to choose the best juicy and ripe watermelon for making this drink.

Rose syrup:

I used homemade rose syrup for this Mohabbat Ka Sharbat. You can also use store-bought rose syrups like Rooh Afza or any other brand.

Sugar:

I used granulated sugar. But you can also add crystal sugar, simple syrup or maple syrup. 

Ice Cubes:

They are added to dilute the flavors and to give this drink a perfect light and refreshing drinkable consistency.

Rose petals:

It is an optional ingredient that is only added for presentation purposes. So if you don’t have fresh rose petals, feel free to avoid it completely, or use dried rose petals.

How to Make Mohabbat Ka Sharbat?

Making old Delhi-style Mohabbat Ka Sharbat at home is very easy and simple. You simply make sweetened watermelon juice and mix it with milk, rose syrup, watermelon chunks, and ice. That’s it.

Below is the step-by-step guide which shows how you can make Mohabbat Ka Sharbat in 5 simple steps:

Step 1: 

Chop the watermelon into small chunks and transfer 1 cup of watermelon to a bowl and keep it aside.

Step 2: 

Blend remaining watermelon with sugar.

Step 3:

Add chilled milk to a bowl and also strain the watermelon juice in the same bowl.

Step 4:

Add rose syrup, reserved watermelon chunks, ice cubes, rose petals, and stir well.

Step 5:

Pour into glasses and garnish with a watermelon slice and enjoy immediately!

For a full list of Mohabbat Ka Sharbat recipe ingredients and step-by-step photo and video instructions, please see the recipe box on this page.

mohabbat ka sharbat glasses with garnished rose petals and watermelon slices

Can I make Mohabbat Ka Sharbat vegan?

Yes, you can certainly do that. To make it vegan, use any of your favorite non-dairy milk. 

Below are the non-dairy milk options which taste well in this milkshake:

  • Oat milk

  • Unsweetened  almond milk

  • Soy milk

  • Cashew milk 

  • Coconut milk

My preferred non-dairy milk for this recipe is coconut or almond milk.

What are the possible variations in ingredients for Mohabbat Ka Sharbat?

Watermelon

Using fresh watermelon is the best, but if you don’t have fresh watermelon then you can use frozen watermelon chunks for making Mohabbat Ka Sharbat.

Milk

I used whole milk for this Mohabbat Ka Sharbat recipe, you can also use semi-skimmed, Do not use fat-free milk. For a vegan version, use non-dairy milk like coconut milk, almond milk, cashew milk, or oat milk.

Sweeteners

I have used sugar in this recipe, but you can also use maple syrup. To make these drinks richer, you can also swap sugar with sweetened condensed milk.

Flavorings

This drink is made only with rose syrup. You can also add a dash of cardamom to this drink. This would taste great. 

Ice cubes:

To make it taste milkier, you can freeze milk ice trays and use these milk cubes instead of regular ice cubes.

3 glasses with mohabbat ka sharbat in a grey ceramic plate and watermelon chunks on the side

What are the Pro Tips and Tricks to make Mohabbat Ka Sharbat?

Tip 1. The amount of sweetener depends on one’s taste and the sweetness of the watermelon. So feel free to increase or decrease the amount of sugar according to your taste.

Tip 2. You can also adjust the amount of rose syrup as per your taste.

Tip 3. Always cut watermelon in small chunks when making this drink. Big watermelon pieces won’t taste good in this recipe.

Tip 4. You don’t need to discard the watermelon seeds while making juice because you are going to strain the juice. However, if you are planning to add the watermelon juice without straining, then make sure to remove the seeds before blending the watermelon with sugar.

Tip 5. To make this drink taste more decadent, you can also add chopped nuts of your choice.

Tip 6. A dollop of vanilla ice cream or rose ice cream can also be added to this Mohabbat Ka Sharbat.


Mohabbat Ka Sharbat - Watermelon Rose Drink [Recipe]

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Mohabbat Ka Sharbat is a super refreshing, luscious, and delicious drink popular in the Indian city of old Delhi. It is made with 5 ingredients.
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(Rating: 4.9 from 4 reviews)

Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
10 mins
Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
Drinks Indian 6
Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
104 calories 1

INGREDIENTS

For Mohabbat Ka Sharbat
  • 3 cups (750 ml) full cream chilled milk, or any other milk of your choice
  • Half watermelon (about 1.5 kg)
  • 1/4 cup sugar, or to taste
  • 1/4 cup rose syrup
  • Handful of fresh red rose petals, edible (to garnish)
  • 2 cups ice cubes, or as required
For serving:
  • Watermelon slices and fresh rose petals (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS:

How to Make Mohabbat Ka Sharbat
  1. Peel and chop half watermelon into small chunks.
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  2. Transfer 1 cup watermelon chunks to a bowl, and discard seeds. Keep it aside.
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  3. Add rest of the watermelon chunks to a blender along with 1/4 cup sugar. Blend well to make the watermelon juice.
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  4. To a large mixing bowl, pour 3 cups of chilled milk. After that, strain about 2 cups watermelon juice into the same bowl.
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  5. Then add 1/4 cup of rose syrup and stir everything to combine.
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  6. Now add 1 cup of chopped watermelon chunks to the same bowl and mix. Lastly add ice cubes, rose petals, and stir well.
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  7. Pour Mohabbat Ka Sharbat into serving glasses. Garnish each glass with watermelon slice and rose petals.
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  8. Stir and enjoy immediately.
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NOTES:

  1. The amount of sweetener depends on one's taste and the sweetness of the watermelon. So feel free to increase or decrease the amount of sugar according to your taste.
  2. You can also adjust the amount of rose syrup as per your taste.
  3. Always cut watermelon in small chunks when making this drink. Big watermelon pieces won't taste good in this recipe.
  4. To make this drink taste more decadent, you can also add chopped nuts of your choice.

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