Palouzes is a dessert cream made of grape juice and flour, and is flavoured with rose water mastic or vanilla making it a healthy snack. It is healthy as there is no fat in it apart from nuts or sesame. In Cyprus palouzes is usually made with white grapes and of course soutzoukos is made from palouze. The most prevailing variety of grapes used to make palouze is xynisteri or soultanina. There are many ways of preparing palouze and each village or area has a different recipe.
The best time to make grape juice is September or October , when the grapes are very sweet and cheap. The process of the traditional way of preparing palouze is very difficult. It takes a lot of time and one needs to have strong arms and legs.