Khoshaf Recipe Video

This delicious and easy to prepare dessert beverage is best served the day after it is made so that the fruits and nuts are thoroughly soaked in the juice. It is an Egyptian and Middle Eastern specialty dish served at the end of a festive meal.


Preparation Time10 MinDifficulty LevelVery Easy
Health IndexAverageServings4
Main IngredientInterest Group

Recipe Story

Khushaf or Khoshaf is a dish that is associated with the month of Ramadan and is served on Eid (Id) as part of the festive meal. This popular and delicious Egyptian, Arabic and Middle Eastern beverage/dessert is very easy to make and only requires your personal touch and love while preparing it.


 Dried apricot1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chop the big sized fruits since it swells up while soaking in the apricot drink
 Dried figs1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chop the big sized fruits since it swells up while soaking in the apricot drink
 Raisins1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Dried prunes1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chop the big sized fruits since it swells up while soaking in the apricot drink
 Nuts1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), untoasted (Walnuts, Almonds, Pistachios And Pine Nuts. You May Add Some Pomegranate Seeds If They Are In Season)
 Apricot drink/Juice6 Cup (96 tbs)
 Rose water/Orange blossom water2 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 520 Calories from Fat 93

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g15.4%

Saturated Fat 1.7 g8.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 94 mg3.9%

Total Carbohydrates 108 g35.9%

Dietary Fiber 6.7 g26.7%

Sugars 85.9 g

Protein 6 g12.3%

Vitamin A 15.1% Vitamin C 33.5%

Calcium 25.4% Iron 16.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Pour apricot drink into a deep container or jug.
2. Add the dried fruits and nuts.
3. Stir in the rose water or orange blossom water.
4. Cover the container or jug and refrigerate for 8-12 hours for flavors to blend and to chill thoroughly before serving.

5. Stir the drink and pour it with nuts and fruits into glasses.
6. Serve cold.

Editors Review

Dry fruits and nuts are a staple of the Arabic kitchen and here is a recipe of khoshaf that is a dessert beverage that displays the true colors of the middle eastern culture. It is cool and refreshing and perfect for a hot summer day. Take a look at the video clip for detailed recipe.


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chockyfoodie says :

It looks so yummy!
Posted on: 30 August 2011 - 1:30pm

Anonymous says :

yummy...I love apricots and nuts. Isn't this supposed to be like a dessert served in a bowl where the apricot mixture is thick and concentrated?
Posted on: 30 August 2011 - 12:47pm

Anonymous says :

This is a really easy recipe. Will it taste the same if I use apricot nectar?
Posted on: 30 August 2011 - 12:46pm

Mimi Cooks says :

It will taste fantastic with apricot nectar. hope you like it when you try it.
Posted on: 30 August 2011 - 6:25pm
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veg foodie says :

its a great drink...... Ramadan just ended! I think I have to celebrate with this... thanks summer and 'eid mubarak' :)
Posted on: 21 September 2009 - 8:16am

Mimi Cooks says :

Glad you liked it. thanks and i hope you like it even more when you try it out.
Posted on: 30 August 2011 - 6:24pm