Badam Kesar Milk Recipe - Your Food Fantasy

Badam Milk Recipe – How to make almond milk

Badam Milk RecipeAlmond milk or Badam kesar milk is a nutritious and wholesome Indian drink made from mainly almonds and milk. This badam milk can be fed to any age group whether it’s 1 year or 101 year. Almonds are a good source of protein and vitamins which helps in brain development.

what is badam milk

Badam = Almonds, so when almond paste is added in milk and cooked to thicken the milk a little bit, it is called badam milk. Safforn and Pistachios are added for flavour. It is also referred as “Badam Kesar Milk”, as it has saffron aka kesar added.

Almonds has heaps of benefits. Almonds are higher in fibre, vitamin E, riboflavin, calcium and niacin compared to any other nut.

There has been references that badam milk was used traditionally in India in old ages too. Drink a glass of badam milk in morning and you will have all the energy to last the day long. During summer you can have it chilled and in winters you can sip it hot.

I am less fan of badam milk. However, I remember my mom used to feed me a glass of almond milk when I was growing up. Thanks to the nutritional value it added for good grown of brain and body.

Method

The making of badam milk involves soaking almonds. I will recommend that you soak the almonds ahead of time. Once you have soaked almonds, it is super quick to make badam milk. Below is the step by step Badam milk recipe.

  • Take milk in a heavy bottom pan and keep it on medium to high flame. After first boil, simmer the flame and let it cook for 15 minutes.
  • Peel the soaked almond and take out 5 almonds from them and grind the rest almonds in to a thick fine paste. Chop remaining 5 almonds, which can be used for garnishing in the end.
  • Take Pistachios, 5 almonds, cardamom, mace powder and 2-3 strands of saffron in a mixie jar and grind them to fine powder.
  • Now add almond paste and saffron strands to the milk and let it cook.
  • Add 2 tablespoon of that powdered nuts and cook the milk for 10 more minutes. Badam milk is ready.
Badam Milk - Your Food Fantasy
Badam Milk – Your Food Fantasy

Pro tips for best badam milk

  • Soak almonds for at least 2 hours. Almonds should be soft to get a smooth paste. People normally don’t like bits coming in mouth when drinking.
  • Use a wide mouth pan for boiling milk.
  • Adding saffron and pistachio can be optional. But these two adds to the flavours.
  • Give the milk a good stir before serving.

This badam milk

  • Is nutritious
  • Loved by all age range
  • Enjoyed cold in summer and hot in winter
  • Takes only few minutes to make
  • Can be vegan. Use vegan milk for that

Alternatives

  • You can use almond flour in stead of fresh almonds. However, the taste of fresh almonds is best.
  • You can use soya milk, if looking for vegan version.

serving suggestion for badam milk

Serve badam milk hot, during cold days. Serve badam milk cold/ chilled, during summer.

If you are almond lover, you may like to try almond halwa.

Badam Kesar Milk Recipe - Your Food Fantasy

Badam Milk

Meenu Gupta
Badam Milk – An Indian beverage where almonds are blended with milk and flavoured with saffron, pistachio and cardamom.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Soaking Almonds 2 hrs
Course Beverages
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 240 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Cup Almonds
  • 1 litre Full Fat Milk
  • 5 Pistachios
  • 2 Green Cardamom
  • Saffron Few Strands
  • 2 Tablespoon Sugar As per taste
  • 3 Grams Mace Powder

Instructions
 

  • Soak almonds in warm water for 1-2 hour so that they are soft and can be peeled easily.
  • Take milk in a heavy bottom pan and keep it on medium to high flame. After first boil, simmer the flame and let it cook for 15 minutes.
  • Peel the soaked almond and take out 5 almonds from them and grind the rest almonds in to a thick fine paste. Finely chop these 5 almonds which can be used for garnishing in the end.
  • Take Pistachios, 5 almonds, cardamom, mace powder and 2-3 strands of saffron in a mixie jar and grind them to fine powder.
    Badam Milk Recipe - Getting the paste of almonds, mace, pistachio ready
  • Now add almond paste and saffron strands to the milk and let it cook.
    Indian Almond Milk Recipe
  • Add 2 tablespoon of that powdered nuts and cook the milk for 10 more minutes.
    Kesar badam Milk Indian Style
  • Now switch off the flame and your almond milk is ready.
    Badam Milk - Almond Milk Steps - Your Food Fantasy
  • Serve it hot or cold depending upon your choice. Whilst serving garnish milk with soaked chopped almonds and dry nuts powder.
    Badam Kesar Milk Recipe - YourFoodFantasy.com

Notes

  • Grind smooth both soaked almonds and dry nuts as it can change the texture if not grounded properly.
  • Use sugar as per taste.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Badam Milk
Amount Per Serving
Calories 240 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 276mg8%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 98mg10%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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