When Ramadan and Summer are both just around the corner, that means one thing: cherbet. Cher-WHAT? You’re asking. Well, let me introduce you to the summer drink of your dreams. It’s an Algerian lemonade with a secret ingredient. MILK. Seriously. Milk. Who would have thought? My mother-in-law makes this from scratch using fresh lemons picked from her garden and homemade orange flower extract. I’m not going to go Algerian housewife overboard though with this recipe… you can easily find all these ingredients at your local supermarket. No judgment.
- 5 large juicy lemons
- 4 tablespoons sugar (more or less depending on your taste)
- 3 tablespoons orange flower extract
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1.5 L fresh water
- Cut 1 lemon into rounds
- Boil 1/2 litre of water
- Place the lemon rounds in a heat-resistant picther, and dump the boiling water over top the lemons. Let sit until the lemons have infused the water.
- Once the lemon-water infusion is cool, press the remaining lemons and combin the juice with the lemon-water.
- Throw in the sugar, orange flower extract and the milk.
- Add the rest of the water and stir until the sugar has dissolved fully.
- Taste test and adjust the flavors to your liking. Enjoy! 🍋