When you're craving something to indulge in, and forget all your regrets with, this creamy refreshing and fun cherry falooda includes elements of fun, surprise, indulgence, and a wow factor! Not only is it unique, but also so craveable; try it once and you'll think about it every summer!
This Cherry Falooda is a fun take on the summer classic Falooda, but making use of the abundance of cherries we have in the summer. It’s a fun interactive dessert that you should probably share…but you won’t want to!! So get your spoons and straws ready to dig into this delectable dessert!
This is an ice cream based monster dessert with jello, fruits, nuts, corn vermicelli, creamy flavored milk, and of course ice cream. This recipe uses gelatin free jelly using agar agar. It is easy to make jelly with agar agar, and this jello can also be used in cakes, Blood Orange Poke Cake. This falooda recipe has the step by step procedure for making cherry jelly with agar agar.
This recipe uses cherry jam and candied cherries. Every season, after we are back from cherry picking, I make a batch of cherry jam, and also a cherry pie. Sometimes I make some cherry pie filling and freeze for later use. Fresh chopped sweet cherries can be added to the falooda. If you do not have fresh cherries, candied cherries or dried cherries can also be used. The option of using cherry jam and candied or dried version is a great plus as this falooda can also be made even when cherries are not in season.
To make this falooda the following ingredients are required.
Cherry swirl ice cream - This ice cream boosts the cherry flavors. Cherry ice cream, or even vanilla ice cream can be used.
Basil seeds - These seeds have a cooling effect and the tiny seeds swell in water. Chia seeds can also be replaced if you do not have these.
Jelly - Cherry flavored jelly complements the falooda flavors. Agar agar based jelly is used in this recipe. This is made using sugar, water, cherry juice, and agar agar.
Candied cherry/fresh cherry - These are added in this layered dessert and as a garnish. Either one can be used based on what you have on hand.
Cherry jam - The jam ios used to make the cherry flavored milk. Cherry pie filling can also be used.
Evaporated milk and whole milk - these are required to make the thick sweetened milk layer in this monster dessert.
Falooda sev - These are corn vermicelli and are available in Indian grocery stores.
Sugar - to sweeten the jelly and the milk.
Sugar syrup - A sweet layer at the bottom of the dessert. Cherry flavored syrup can also be used.
Almonds - Almonds and cherries are perfect pairs, and makes a perfect choice for this falooda. Basically, any nuts of your choice can be used as this adds to flavor and the crunch factor.
This makes two standard size falooda which are traditionally served in tall glasses. If making smaller portions, this recipe can make four servings.
A classic falooda is flavored with rose syrup, but there are so many other flavors and fruits you can experiment with due to the versatility of this dessert. We love faloodas, and we make a unique one for every season with seasonal flavors, Mango Falooda, Caramel Falooda, Berry Falooda, and Peppermint Falooda, If you love this recipe and want to try other fun, or fruity faloodas, you can try these!
July is #nationalicecreammonth and Jolene is hosting an event in our Festive Foodies group as a part of celebration where we share either ice cream recipes or recipes using ice cream. Check for delicious cold and frozen dessert recipes at the end of this post shared by my fellow bloggers.
Sugar - 3 tbsp
Sugar syrup - 2 tbsp
Basil seeds - 1 tbsp, soak in ½ cup water
Falooda sev- ½ cup
Almonds - 3 tbsp, sliced
Candies cherry - ¼ cup, fresh cherry
Cherry vanilla ice cream - 4 scoops.
Water - about 2 cups
Cherry jam - 4 tbsp
Evaporated milk - ½ cup
Milk - ½ cup
Cherry-Agar agar jelly
Cherry juice - ⅓ cup plus 1 tbsp
Water - ⅓ cup plus 1 tbsp
Agar agar - ½ tsp
Soak the basil seeds in half cup of water.
Cook the falooda sev for 5-7 minutes in the remaining water. Drain and set aside.
To make the cherry agar agar jelly: Heat the water and sugar and when it begins to boil, add the agar agar powder. When to is completely dissolved, Remove from the flame, add the cherry juice.
Pour on to a flat container and set aside to set. In about 5-15 minutes, it will be set. Cut into cubes.
For cherry milk - Add the evaporated milk, milk, and cherry jam to a blender and blend to a smoothie.
Add a tablespoon of sugar syrup, followed by 2-3 tablespoons of cherry agar agar jelly, and one-fourth of the cooked corn vermicellito each tall serving glass.
Add one-fourth of the soaked basil seeds, followed by some chopped or candied cherries, almonds, and a generous scoop of cherry vanilla ice cream to each glass.
Pour the cherry milk equally into each glass.
Repeat the layers with remaining vermicelli, basil seeds, jello, and a scoop of ice cream. Garnish candied cherry, jello, and nuts. Serve immediately.