Light and Frothy Raspberry Faluda

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

Faluda, like many Indian sweets, can be a heavy, super-sweet affair. There's a place for it, but not during the first days of spring. This version froths puréed raspberries with milk (though you could as easily use yogurt, half-and-half, or melted kulfi ice cream). You could sweeten it as much as you like, layer it with whipped cream, or spike it with ginger and cardamom. This lighter version just adds a garnish of candied ginger, which you could also dice up and add to the basil seed.

Light and Frothy Raspberry Faluda

About This Recipe

Yield:serves 2 people
Active time:5 minutes
Total time:5 minutes
Special equipment:blender or food processor
This recipe appears in: Spice Hunting: Chewy Drinks with Basil Seed


  • 1 cup (about 4 ounces) raspberries, cold
  • 1 cup whole milk, cold
  • 2 tablespoons honey, or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons basil seed, soaked for 10 minutes in six tablespoons water
  • 2 slices candied ginger, for garnish


  1. 1

    Puré raspberries in blender until smooth, then blend in milk and honey until a light froth forms. Divide into two glasses, stir in soaked basil seeds, and garnish rim with a slice of candied ginger. Serve chilled.


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