Ramadan Drinks and Desserts | Ramadan Recipes

Ramadan is hardly a week away, Alhamdulillah… Days are flying so fast… I am sure most of us must already be totally geared up to welcome the blessed month. This year, I have been really low on my eemaan for many reasons, so I am so looking forward to charge myself up with all the ammunition required for the coming up year. Sometimes, the way life becomes, you loose track of yourself and I feel that Ramadan is Allah’s gift to us to pull back our wayward soul to concentrate on what pleases Him and keep all the worldly matters aside.


Since we concentrated on savory snacks in the last post, let’s look at having something sweet! Normally Ramadan is not a time when many have sweet stuff. In fact, in our house sweet is restricted to juices and maybe the sheera like drink we have at the time of Iftar. And then the fruits! Otherwise, if I bake or make something sweet, it remains untouched for quite a long time. Still, I am sure there are many who like to relish something sweet after their Iftar, dinner or maybe even Suhoor. This post is for those people then. 🙂 I am dividing the post into portions so that it becomes easier to navigate, InShaAllah.




First I will concentrate on drinks. Smoothies, Milkshakes and Juices are such a prominent part of the Iftar table. I don’t think even a day passes without me trying different varieties, since we all need it as soon as we have our dates and water. Here are some personal favorites:

Dates Almond Milkshake

Fruit Custard Drink – leftover magic of Iftar! 🙂

Carrot Milkshake

Watermelon Milkshake

Velvet Smoothi

Emirati Falooda

Arabian Grape Juice

Qamardeen – a traditional Arab drink

Mixed Berry Smoothie

Sharjah Shake  – a personal favorite!

Rose Lemonade

Kiwi Green Grape Juice

Sago Rose Milk– giving your simple rose milk a twist!

Orange Mango Juice

Coconut Water Chia Cooler

Banana Almond Smoothie

Apple Kiwi Smoothie

Strawberry Milk


We also have this habit of drinking something thick and heavy. This keeps our stomach really filled and full too. Here are some Hot Filling Drinks for Iftar time:

Thari Kanji

Ragi Malt

Aata Ka Doodh

Besan Doodh


Oats Kanji

Badaam Paal

Koova Kaachiyathu


Sweet Snacks – when we have guests and make multiple dishes for Iftar, sometimes we do want to make at least one item sweet. Here are some ideas:

Sweet Bread Balls


Unnakaaya – one snack that is frozen for the whole month in many Malabar houses!

Kaipola/ Plantain Egg Cake

Eathapazham Porichathu

Banana Nutella Puffs


Lqeimat | Luqaimat ~ Emirati Yeasted Dumplings


Podipola/ Kumsi 

Carrot Pola 

Custard Sewiyan

Apple Hand Pies


Desserts – sometimes, we do crave for some cold or warm desserts, that go well during Iftar time or like a treat after dinner, once the Tharaweeh prayers are over. Here are some easy options:


Coffee Pudding

Muhallabieh – an Arab favorite during Ramadan!

Rose Milk Pudding

Mango Cheesecake Shots

Tiramisu Shots

Elaneer Pudding

Layali Lubnan

Fruit and Nut Custard – a family favorite any time!


Strawberry Jelly Pudding

Rose Flavored Yogurt Mousse

Lemon Cream Cheese Pudding

Baked Custard


Baked Goodies are not something that is generally welcomed in my house during Ramadan, but I know of some who like to have cakes as a part of their Suhoor or just a light meal in between. Here are some healthy bakes, which stay well for a longer period too…

Wholewheat Date Cocoa Muffins

Moist Banana Cake

French Yogurt Cake

Apple Flax Muffins

White House Honey Oat Muffins

Simple Carrot Cake


Joining in the party are some of my blogger friends, with their special sweet offerings for all of you…


If you like to be a bit prepared, then look no further than Niloufer’s Lemon Concentrate. Make it ready, keep it in the fridge and you can have lemonade everyday without the fuss of having to juice lemons daily!

Basbousa is one dessert that appears on Ramadan Iftar tables in many households, and mango is in season – so combine it up to make Fami’s Mango Basbousa.

If you like a really light fruity dessert, then here is Lubna’s Mango Fool – not to get fooled by the name, I bet it is delicious!

Huma’s Ande Ka Burrada is a very interesting dessert, for those small bites.

Since Ramadan is going to be in summers in many countries, here is a very healthy dessert for your Iftar or even Suhoor – Shanaz’s Basil Chia Seeds Yogurt Fruit Parfait

Caffeinated drinks are usually not advised during long fasting hours. What about some Hijazi Almond Coffee that Shazia brings along? No, there is no coffee at all, just almonds, milk and some spices!

Shabbu has come with a traditional Malabar snack called Kalthappam – one of my favorite snacks!

Asiya comes with her simple Fruits Custard, so apt for an easy Iftar snack.

Ruxana shares her version of the Thari Kaachiyathu made in pure coconut milk.

Nazeeha shares her love for anything passion fruit with this Passion Fruit Delicious, so apt for a light after dinner dessert.

Sadia brings along her popular Bread Kanafa which is a quick fix version of the traditiona Kunafa.

Since dates are an important part of an Iftar menu, we can’t ignore Zareena’s version of the Rangienak, a delicious date dessert in a wheat base.

If you are in an elaborate mood, then you can try Lubna Jidda’s Royal Pista Falooda, all made from scratch.

Asiya’s Banana Almond Protein Smoothie is just enough to get you back to your energies after a long hot fasting day or even for Suhoor.

If you want something different for your Iftar, then here’s Niznaz’s Coconut Milk Caramel Shake… sounds yum!

Layered desserts are always a favorite, so I am sure Aisha’s Layered Custard Dessert with Strawberry Compote clicks all the right notes!


Hope you all enjoyed this post and found it useful. InShaAllah, over the coming days, you will see some really easy recipes that you can try and cook for the month, just like how I like it – that won’t take much of your time. 🙂 Hope to see you all sticking around…


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  1. Thanks for this sweet round up Rafeeda…. this will help me to do menu planning for coming days!! I am one among who can’t have savory items for Iftar & suhoor! Sweet dishes are must!!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Haha… I had doubts when I worked on this post, but thankful now I did it! Thank you so much Nadira…

  2. Lovely round up rafee.. wish u a happy Ramadan ahead 😊

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Chitra… 🙂

  3. Lovely round up dear! JazakAllah khairan for including my recipe <3 ….Loved the way you have categorized them 🙂

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Ruxana… 🙂

  4. Mashalla! You covered a lot of ground! I am not familiar with most of these, so I will have to come back to check them out! Jazakillah khair for putting them all in one easy place!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Waiyyaki JazakAllah Khair, dear Hanaa…

  5. RASHIDA says:

    Inshallah I will try them as they look too😋

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks Rashida… 🙂

  6. Kalpana Sareesh says:

    Amazed with the amount of efforts you have put up on this roun up. Awesome recipes would love to try almost all the drinks cox the weather demands here..

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Kalpana…

  7. Wow! What a roundup!
    I’m certainly going to try a few of these recipes this Ramadan.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Bibi…

  8. JazakAllah khair for sharing the list. Think we will try the watermelon milkshake! We always end up eating a lot of watermelon in Ramadan

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Same in my house too, almost half of a watermelon finishes on a daily basis… Waiyyaki Fozia…

  9. What a collection! My mind is whizzing and whirring at this delicious line up. I also figured out what I’m going to make for the first day in order to surprise my husband. SCORE! I also cannot believe how fast the time passes, and I’m very excited to make this Ramadan count insha’Allah! All the best to you and your family! 🙂

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Ah, I am so happy about that! True that, time seems to fly… InShaAllah… Thank you so much Lynn…

  10. Thanks for all the recipes. I think I will go for the smoothies and juices nice selection and quick and easy to make.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Jamila…

  11. Rafee really interesting Ramadan recipes ! sounds really good, I have many muslim friends.Love the smoothies.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Gloria…

  12. Salma Mehajabeen says:

    A lovely roundup. I am tempted to try all of them in shaa Allah will try most in thid list

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Salma…

  13. This is such a sweet round up, pun intended! Thanks for sharing! 😊

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Madiha… 🙂

  14. MashaAllah……what a incredibly long list Rafee…..there are plenty of options to choose for….thank you for having my recipe too in the list….

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      JazakAllah Khair dear…

  15. Thank you for sharing your recipe. I enjoyed reading it and will add it to my list for Ramadan. Absolutely looks and sounds delicious! I have a sweet tooth

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Glad to know this sheet will be of help for you, Hafsa… Thanks a lot…

  16. Masha Allah such variety. Thank you for sharing this post because now I can plan menu in a better way. Loved how you put everything in a separate category.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      My pleasure Yousra…

  17. Thankyou such a helpful post. Although I don’t do the cooking in my house but will share it with my mum

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Maria…

  18. Nice Collection you have Rafeeda!! Lovely..

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Pankti…

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