Frothy Sweet Almond Drink (Shrab al Loz)

By Joy Betesh
May 30, 2011
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Author Notes: This delicious, traditional Syrian drink is usually served at parties and happy occasions, most often at meet- the- family engagement parties. It was served at my own engagement party and I made it when my daughters got engaged. It is said that Shrab al Loz is a symbol of fertility and love! - Joy BeteshJoy Betesh

Food52 Review: You will certainly not want to wait for a special celebration to make this beverage! The flavors of the almond and rosewater are a marriage made in heaven and oh, so subtle. When whirred in the blender along with some ice, it takes on the familiarity of a slushy, but surprises you with its complexity. It would be the perfect companion to any ethnic spicy meal on a hot summer evening. - sticksnsconessticksnscones

Serves: 10-12

  • 1 cup raw whole almonds(skins removed....blanche in hot water to remove skins)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 teaspoon rosewater
  1. Put the almonds in a food processor with 1 teaspoon of water and process for about a minute or two till they are finely grated and pasty.
  2. Transfer the almond mixture to a medium bowl and add the sugar, cup of water and rosewater and mix well.
  3. Pour the mixture into a blender and blend on high speed for two or three minutes or till creamy. Pour the almond syrup into a this point you can refrigerate or freeze the almond syrup.
  4. To assemble the drink using a blender, mix 1 part almond syrup to 2 parts water and some ice cubes. Pour into tall or champagne glasses

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