Qamardeen Tea Sorbet



Once Ramadan is over, most of the households in the Middle East would have a leftover pack or half pack of dried apricot sheets, after making the Qamardeen drink. At least, I do. Most of the time, I end up drinking all of the leftover juice, so I make it in small batches to avoid over indulgence. Hehe… I find Qamardeen a very addictive drink, since I love apricots, whether ripe or dry. So it was no surprise when this trial of making this Qamardeen Tea Sorbet was really loved by me and even the kids!


Instead of just making it a normal sorbet, I spiked it up with some black tea, that was  cooled and then blitzed along with the soaked qamardeen sheets. The tea gave it a very subtle taste. After all, I consider sorbets as a very guilt free dessert, since there is no diary in it, even though we would have to worry about the sugar that goes into that. I have kept it minimal since the sheets themselves have some level of sugar. 🙂 If you love sorbets, then here is one made with papayas. Off to the recipe…





5 from 1 vote

Qamardeen Tea Sorbet

Course Ice Cream
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 12 hours
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 200 gm qamaruddin sheets half a pack
  • 1 + 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp tea powder
  • A squeeze of lemon
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  • Heat a cup of water. As it boils, add in the tea powder. Boil for a minute and switch off. Squeeze the lemon and allow to cool completely.
  • In a bowl, tear down the qamardeen sheets, strain the cooled tea over it and pour the other cup of water. Allow it to soak for around 4 hours.
  • Pour the whole mixture along with all the water and sugar and blend till smooth.
  • Pour into a bowl and freeze for two hours.
  • Pull out and beat well with a fork and put it back for freezing overnight.
  • Keep on the counter top for 10 minutes, before scooping out and serving.


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  1. Have never heard of qamaruddin sheets…the sorbet looks very tempting!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Angie…

  2. This is quite unique. I came over to find out what it was. I don’t know what these sheets are, but could dried apricots be an option? Looks so good.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      These sheets will be available in Arab stores, I feel, since they use it quite a lot to make juice of it. Dried apricots would be a good replacement, though… Thanks a lot Tisa…

  3. 5 stars
    Look delicious Rafee!!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks Gloria!

  4. Ahh.. that’s a new one for me as well Rafee.. the qamardeen sheets.. and I too love apricots and so that sorbet is looking very tempting at the moment ????

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Chitra… 🙂

  5. yummy sorbet dear..I have never heard about qamardeen sheets,does it have a flavor of its own?? Unique one !!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Qamardeen is basically dried apricot sheets, so it tastes like apricot! Thank you so much Julie…

  6. wow…you have infused the flavours… must be yumm

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Amrita…

  7. first time hearing about these qamardheen sheets, sorbet looks yummm

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Nammi…

  8. Apricot fruit leather has a unique taste which the dried apricot cannot bring to this recipe. I enjoy eating them as is.. 😛

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Hehe… totally agree… are you talking about eating the leather? :O I don’t think so…

  9. Wow looks so good and tasty!Lovely clicks…

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Ruxana dear…

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