We spend winter longing for springtime and it’s finally here! Soon the cold weather will be gone for good (we hope!) and flowers will be in bloom again
I thought of celebrating the season’s white and pink blossoms with a healthy dessert to match–an exotic pudding with rose water, cardamom and fruit, one that can be packed to enjoy outside in the park.
Rose water is our latest obsession here at Hello Glow, and we can’t get enough of its delicate flavor and health benefits, especially the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Making your own rose water is very simple and as soon as roses are in bloom you can experiment with creating this elixir to take your DIY beauty projects and homemade desserts to the next level.
Rose water is thought to calm the central nervous system, making it a soothing choice for those of us who get anxious easily. Its A, C, E and B vitamins help balance hormone production, with beauty effects for your skin. Rose water also acts as a digestive tonic and a mild laxative, treating upset stomachs and constipation.
So, about this beautiful pink-hued pudding. I wanted to create a light dessert, so it’s both vegan and gluten-free – and it also has digestive healing properties. I used arrowroot powder for thickening the coconut milk, but if you prefer you can use cornstarch. Adding berry puree makes it more appealing visually, while adding a fruitiness that complements the flavor of rose water.
Rose Water Pudding with Raspberry Puree
prep 10 minstotal 10 mins author hello glow yield 4 servings Rose water has digestive healing effects, while fresh fruit puree enriches this pudding with minerals and vitamins. Ingredients
For the pudding
– 4 tablespoons arrowroot powder – 1/2 tsp ground cardamom – 10 ounces full-fat coconut milk – 1 cup unsweetened almond milk – 2 tablespoons rose water – 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup – 2 cups fresh strawberries or raspberries – For the rose water – Handful rose petals (dried or fresh, from a pesticide-free source) – 2 cups purified water – 1/2 teaspoon hibiscus powder (you can skip this one, I add it to enhance the pinkish color)