Sharbate Beh (Quince Sherbet Drink)

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“Adapted from Time/Life Foods of the World. Posted for ZWT6.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine 2 cups water and 2 tablespoons lemon juice in a bowl.
  2. Grate quinces into lemon water.
  3. Drain in a fine sieve, then wrap in a double thickness of cheesecloth and squeeze vigorously over bowl to wring out as much juice as possible.
  4. Discard pulp.
  5. Place sugar and remaining water in small, non-reactive saucepan.
  6. Bring to a boil over moderate heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves.
  7. Increase heat to high and cook briskly, uncovered and undisturbed, 5 minutes, or until syrup reaches 220° on a candy thermometer.
  8. Add quince juice and remaining lemon juice.
  9. Simmer over low heat for 5 minutes more, stirring frequently.
  10. Pour into a bowl and cool to room temperature.
  11. For each serving, pour 1/2 cup syrup into a tumbler.
  12. Add 1/2 cup cold water.
  13. Fill glass with crushed or shaved ice.

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