Last updated on July 9th, 2018
Indian badam milk recipe– this delicious and healthy Indian kesar badam milk made with blanched almonds and saffron strands is a true delight to the taste buds. Serve it warm or chilled and you will absolutely love this drink both ways. This flavored milk is one of the best ways to get kids finish up their milk 🙂 Here is a super easy recipe with video for how to make badam milk!
This badam dhoodh is one of my favorite drink that I whip up very often. It is much lighter than badam kheer but equally delicious. I often make a big batch and sip it chilled during summers. During winters we however prefer our badam milk warm especially after dinner 🙂
Almonds are known as badam in India. It is one of the super foods and highly recommended for kids also. Especially almonds that are soaked for good 8 hours are more healthy and easily digestible. This Indian almond milk is one tasty and healthy drink you can make with soaked almonds.
What is Badam Milk?
For the uninitiated, badam milk or badam dhoodh is one kind of flavored milk popular across India. A flavorful paste of blanched whole almonds, saffron strands, cardamom and sugar is infused with boiled whole milk.
This is one of the healthiest drink that you should include in kids diet especially. It has the goodness of milk, saffron and almonds. As I have mentioned above always use soaked almonds. Soaking the almonds breaks down the phtyic acid properly.
During winters you can add saffron in badam milk recipe as it warms the body. Also you can use cardamoms for flavor. You can also make this masala milk powder and use.
This Indian badam milk is an excellent drink for toddlers and kids. It helps improve immunity. Almonds are rich in vitamin E and a brain food for them. Also this drink provides instant energy and much suited for fussy eating toddlers and kids. You can give this drink in breakfast or in dinner.
Always consult your doctor before feeding nuts to toddlers. Babies below one year should not be given nuts without doctor’s advice. Also make sure to grin almonds to a smooth paste and strain the milk once before feeding to toddlers.
To make badam dhoodh we first start with soaking the almonds. You can also quickly blanch the almonds if you have not soaked them beforehand. Peel the almonds and grind it to a smooth paste with sugar, saffron and cardamom. Add this badam paste to the boiled whole milk. You can simmer the milk fir 5-7 minutes to make thick badam milk and this step is optional.
Variations and Tips For Best Badam Milk.
- Always use whole milk or full fat milk to get the best taste. Especially when making for toddlers and kids use best quality whole milk.
- You can flavor this milk with rose syrup or rose essence or edible rose petals also.
- While you make almond milk during summer you can leave out saffron as it has warming properties.
- To make this drink thicker you can simmer the milk after adding almond paste for 10 minutes.
- While making for parties and guests you can 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk to make the drink thick and rich.
- Finally, you can make this drink ahead of time for flavors to infuse. Keeps well in refrigerator for 2 days.
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Video of Badam Milk Recipe:
How To Make Badam Milk Recipe (Step By Step):
1. Soak whole almonds for 6-8 hours and peel off the skin. Alternately you can quickly blanch the almonds.
2. Boil 2 cups or 500 ml whole milk.
3. Take blanched almonds, sugar, saffron strands and cardamom pods in a mixer jar. Add 1/4 cup warm milk and grind to a smooth paste.
4. Add the ground paste to the remaining boiled milk. You may simmer it for 5-10 minutes if preferred. Garnish with slivered almonds, saffron and serve badam milk warm or chilled.
Badam Dhoodh or Badam Milk Recipe Below:
Indian badam milk recipe- healthy and delicious Indian badam milk or badam dhoodh made with blached almonds, whole milk and saffron. Healthy and energetic drink for toddlers and kids
- 25 whole almonds
- 500 ml Whole Milk
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon saffron strands optional
- 2 green cardamons only pods
- 3 tablespoons slivered almonds and pistachios garnish
- Soak whole almonds for 6-8 hours and peel off the skin. Alternately you can quickly blanch the almonds
- Boil 2 cups or 500 ml whole milk.
- Take blanched almonds, sugar, saffron strands and cardamom pods in a mixer jar. Add 1/4 cup warm milk and grind to a smooth paste.
- Add the ground paste to the remaining boiled milk. You may simmer it for 5-10 minutes if preferred. Garnish with slivered almonds, saffron and serve badam milk warm or chilled.
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