If you are looking for a quick and delicious sweet recipe for celebrations, this Instant Rose Coconut Ladoo fits your needs. The addition of rose flavour to the coconut ladoo is sure to impress any dessert lover. This Instant Ladoo is easy, quick and doesn’t require any cooking. These rose coconut ladoos come together in 10 minutes.
The colour of these ladoos are so attractive and are ideal for parties, get-togethers and potlucks! For festivals such as Diwali and Christmas, you can also pack these ladoos in gift boxes.
About the recipe
Ladoo is a popular dessert in India. Coconut Ladoo is a variety of this popular dessert. It uses fresh or dried coconut, condensed milk and other flavours. The addition of rose flavour to these traditional coconut ladoos elevates the taste, flavour and beauty of the ladoos.
No festival or celebration is complete without a big box of sweets. Back in India, festivals, especially Diwali, are typically celebrated with a huge variety of sweets. Coconut ladoo is always a part of those sweet boxes and has been my favourite since childhood. The texture, taste and coconut flavour always tempt me to have an extra ladoo!
When I decided to make these Instant Coconut Ladoos for a celebration a few years back, I tried different flavours and rose flavour is one of those. I fell in love with it instantly, maybe because of my love for rose flavour. There is just something so delicious about rose and coconut together. These ladoos do have a chewy texture and you would be able to bite into the coconut flakes. That’s the best part of eating these Instant Coconut Ladoos.
Why you will love these Instant Ladoos
A simple recipe that involves no cooking. Takes just 10 minutes and a few ingredients
Kids can make these ladoos all by themselves. A fun activity to involve them in festival preparations
A delicious dessert for parties, potlucks, gatherings and celebrations
Can be packed as a gift during the festival season
Flavours can be customized easily
Desiccated Coconut – Unsweetened, shredded coconut is what is needed for this recipe. In place of desiccated coconut, fresh coconut can be used. Dry roast without changing its colour until it loses all moisture.
Condensed Milk– In this recipe, condensed milk is used instead of regular sugar. The quantity used in this recipe is just enough for us. Adjust according to your taste.
Rose Syrup / Rooh Afza – For the rose flavour, use rose syrup or rooh afza. If you choose to omit it, these would be plain Instant Coconut Ladoos.
Rose Water – Rose water is optional but adds a pleasant flavour to the ladoos.
Pink Food Colour – The bright pink colour is really attractive for kids and hence I have used a small amount of pink gel food colour. This is completely optional too.
Cardamom Powder – Cardamom Powder gives an added flavour to the ladoos.
Ghee – You would need a little bit of ghee on your palms to be able to form the ladoos. Ghee helps with the mixture not sticking to your palms.
How to make Instant Rose Coconut Ladoo
Add desiccated coconut to a bowl. Next, add condensed milk, and rose syrup.
If desired, add pink food colour and rose water as well.
Finally, add cardamom powder. Bring the mixture together using a spoon.
Apply ghee on your palm, make small ladoos and keep them ready.
Roll the ladoos in coconut and dried rose petals.
Instant Rose coconut ladoos are ready to enjoy!
Refrigerate the ladoos for up to a week in an airtight container.
Tips & Variations
If your desiccated coconut has large flakes, run it in your dry grinder for a few seconds to make it a bit fine.
These Rose Coconut Ladoos stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to a week. Make sure you store the ladoos in an air-tight container.
In place of desiccated coconut, fresh coconut can be dry roasted without changing its colour until it loses all moisture and can be used.
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Instant Rose Coconut Ladoo
- 2 cups Unsweetened Desiccated Coconut
- 1/2 cup Condensed Milk
- 1&1/2 tbsp Rose Syrup/Rooh Afza
- 1 tsp Rose Water optional
- 1/2 tsp Pink Food Colour optional
- 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
- Ghee as needed, to apply in the palms
To roll the Ladoos
- 1/4 cup Unsweetened Desiccated Coconut
- 1 tbsp Dried rose petals
- Add unsweetened desiccated coconut to a wide bowl.
- Add condensed milk, and rose syrup to the desiccated coconut.
- If adding food colour and rose water, add it now.
- Finally add cardamom powder.
- Combine the mixture together using a spoon.
- Apply melted ghee to your palms and make small-size ladoos.
- Roll the ladoos in desiccated coconut, dried rose petals.
- Keep the Instant Rose Coconut Ladoos in the refrigerator in an air-tight container.