Indulge in the rich and delightful flavors of Middle Eastern desserts with this authentic syrup recipe, perfect for creating delectable treats during the holy month of Ramadan. Whether served hot or cold, this versatile syrup adds a touch of sweetness to your favorite Ramadan delicacies. In this article, we'll guide you through the simple steps to create this flavorful syrup that will elevate your culinary experience during the special month of Ramadan.

To watch the cooking video, click on the link: Authentic Middle Eastern Dessert Syrup Recipe for Ramadan Delights


To begin, gather the following ingredients:

- 1 cup of water

- 2 cups of white sugar

- Half a lemon or equivalent (about a teaspoon of lemon juice)

- Optional: a dash of vanilla for added flavor


1. Medium Heat Preparation:

Place a pot on medium heat to start the syrup-making process.

2. Water and Sugar Combination:

Add one cup of water to the pot, followed by two cups of white sugar. Ensure that the sugar quantity is twice that of the water for the perfect balance of sweetness.

3. Dissolving Sugar:

Allow the water to boil, ensuring the sugar fully dissolves. Maintain a gentle heat and stir occasionally to prevent the sugar from burning.

4. Infusing Flavors:

Once the sugar is dissolved and the water reaches a boil, introduce the refreshing citrusy element by adding half a lemon or a teaspoon of lemon juice. Optionally, enhance the flavor with a sprinkle of vanilla.

5. Simmering with Lemon:

Let the syrup simmer gently for a precise three minutes, allowing the flavors of the lemon to infuse harmoniously with the sugar mixture.

Congratulations! You've successfully crafted a delectable Middle Eastern dessert syrup. Whether drizzled over pastries, poured onto pancakes, or used as a sweetener in beverages, this syrup adds an authentic touch to your culinary creations during the special month of Ramadan. Experiment with different applications and savor the richness of this homemade delicacy. Enjoy the sweet journey into Middle Eastern cuisine, and may your Ramadan be filled with joy and delicious moments.

Nutrition Value

1. 1 cup of water:

  - Calories: 0

  - Carbohydrates: 0g

  - Sugars: 0g

  - Fat: 0g

  - Cholesterol: 0mg

2. 2 cups of white sugar:

  - Calories: 774

  - Carbohydrates: 200g

  - Sugars: 200g

  - Fat: 0g

  - Cholesterol: 0mg

3. Half a lemon or equivalent (about a teaspoon of lemon juice):

  - Calories: 2

  - Carbohydrates: 0.6g

  - Sugars: 0.2g

  - Fat: 0.02g

  - Cholesterol: 0mg

4. Optional: a dash of vanilla for added flavor:

  - Calories: 12 (approximately, depending on the amount)

  - Carbohydrates: 0.5g

  - Sugars: 0.2g

  - Fat: 0.1g

  - Cholesterol: 0mg

Please note that these values are approximate and can vary based on specific product brands and variations in ingredients. Additionally, the calorie content for water is negligible as it is considered calorie-free.

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