Ramadan Sherbet Recipe
The biggest problem of Ramadan in summer is thirst rather than hunger. Especially in the last hours, it seems like the minutes are not passing. One's eyes do not see food, if there is no water. Here I will share with you a recipe that is claimed to alleviate this miserable situation. Haven't you tried it, if you say why you say "claimed";
It's true that I've felt relief from my thirst since we started drinking sherbet. But since we started drinking sherbet, the scorching heat of last week has passed. So I don't know if the reason is sherbet or if the weather is not as hot as it used to be. But it is so delicious that I would like to point out that it is a sherbet that must be made and drunk in any case.
Where does the word sherbet come from?
The word sherbet comes from the Arabic word "shariba", which means to drink. The words wine and syrup also have the same origin. The word, which is known as sherbet in western languages, has passed from Turkish to these languages. In fact, the origin of the word sorbet, which we can define as ice cream, is actually sherbet. Fruit flavored waters prepared like sherbet are mixed before they are completely frozen, and optionally alcoholic or non-alcoholic sorbets with a structure between snow and ice are obtained.
Our sherbets, which have influenced even Western culture so much, have unfortunately lost their importance and value. Nowadays, since all kinds of ready-made drinks are out, no one bothers to boil sherbet at home. Maybe they are right, considering the "timelessness" brought by the modern age. It is clear that we cannot continue to live the past as before. But once in a while, one should spare enough time to taste the old ones with a sip of sherbet.
Enjoy the recipe...
- 500 g of plums,
- 250 g of sour cherries,
- 2 cups of sugar,
- 1 cinnamon stick,
- 4-5 cloves,
- 1 teaspoon of all spice,
- 1 teaspoons of ground ginger,
- 4 l of water.
- Place the plums and sour-cherries in a large pot with 2 lt. of water,
- Add in the cinnamon stick, cloves and all spice, then boil until the fruits are softened,
- Remove from heat and let it cool down,
- Now strain the liquid,
- Add in the sugar and stir until the sugar dissolves,
- Add in the rest of the water (2 lt.), stir and refrigerate,
- Serve chilled.