Nongu Rose Milk Recipe - Palm Fruit Milk Recipe - Nongu Paal - Ice Apple milk

Nongu is one of our childhood summer treat. Not just the fruits even the outer shell from which we make toy "vandi" and ride it with all my cousins. Late Apr / May we are either busy or not much of public holidays we seldom visit India during the season. Once I found this in Little India but the fruit was not young and not the same taste as what I used to have. So I stopped buying from here. In the last couple of year I got to visit India during the season. So I enjoyed at least once or twice from the roadside shop. Amazing! Perfect for summer. I brought these from India and made milk the next day (yeah took all the pain to pack it with ice cubes & in cooler bag). It was really good and refreshing for the summer!

Milk - 3 cups (Used low fat milk) +4 tablespoon 
Nongu / Palm fruit - 10
Sugar - 1 tablespoon
Rose syrup - 1 tablespoon
Almond -10
Cardamom powder - 1/4 teaspoon


Soak Almond in hot water for 30 mins. Remove the skin.
Grind to to smooth paste with 2 tablespoon of milk. Keep it aside
Clean and cut the nongu
Reserve 1/2 and grind the rest with 2 tablespoon of milk
Boil Milk. Add Cardamom powder. Boil again. Add grinded almond paste. Continue to boil for a min
Add Rose syrup. Mix well. Add Sugar. Boil till sugar melts
Add grinded Nongu. mix well. Switch it off. Let it cool down. Keep it refrigerated for 1 hour. Serve it with rest of the chopped Palm fruit.