There’s a certain dress I put on when I want to feel pretty. It shows lots of shoulder, cuts right at the skinny part of my body and maaaaybe there’s a tiny peak of side boob. I heard that showing off a little side boob is totally in this summer. Lucky us, ladies… lucky us.
There’s a certain coffee shop I go to when I want to feel pretty. It’s decorated with chandeliers, gorgeous French-ish wallpaper, serves super swank coffee drinks, burrata with fresh tomatoes… and if I go there, I have a 1 in 371.45chance of sitting next to Jake Gyllenhaal. So… there’s that.
I have shoes that make me feel pretty. They’re silver, they have chains, and five inch heels. I call them my “Get Em” shoes.
I have perfume that makes me smell expensive…. that’s pretty.
And… Well… This milkshake makes me feel pretty. It’s spiced and fragrant, delicate and just dang beautiful.
Have you made anything with Rose Water? It’s is dreamy. Rose water typically used in Persian, Indian and Iranian cooking. Rose Water Ride Pudding. Rose Water Lassi. Super yum. I think that rose water creates more of a distinct fragrance than a distinct taste. It’s a delicate addition to sweets.
I bought my Rose Water at Surfas in Los Angeles… but I bet you can buy it online.
This milk shake is a take on a Lassi drink. Instead of yogurt, I used a tangy nonfat frozen yogurt (from Trader Joe’s). I combined the frozen yogurt with cold milk, ground cardamom a bit of sugar and rose water. It’s creamy and spiced and wonderfully fragrant. Invite a ladyfriend over and sip these milk shakes with your pinky extended. Fancy.
Cardamom Rose Water Milkshake
makes one drink
1 1/4 cup tart frozen yogurt (i love the Trader Joe’s brand)
1/2 cup 2 percent milk
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 or 2 Tablespoon granulated sugar, depending on how much of a sweet tooth you have
1 1/2 teaspoons rose water
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender. Blend until completely smooth. Pour into a glass. Grab a straw. Drink. Feel pretty.