Monday, June 23, 2014

Badam Milk

I made this drink a few days ago for my husband's friends who came for dinner. Actually I wanted to make Kesar Kulfi but I ran out of milk and hubby forgot to buy milk the previous day. Since I did not have time to freeze the Kulfi I thought of turning my recipe upside down since the ingredients were all same and it was too late to make something new for the dessert and I did not want to serve anything that came from outside my kitchen. Its a very simple drink and it takes minutes to make. The main time that is required here chilling. 30minutes in the freezer and its all set to serve.

Badam Milk
Serves 8


  • 1 liter milk
  • 3 cups of heavy creme
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup condensed milk
  • a few strands of saffron
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup almonds, 7-8 for garnishing 
  • 1/2 cup pistachios, 7-8 for garnishing
  • 7-8 raisins 
  • 1 tsp crushed cardamom seeds
  • a pinch of yellow food color - optional
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • Heat ghee in a saucepan.
  • Now put all the nuts and raisins in there and roast for some time until they become a little brown. Do not brown them.
  • Now put in the milk.
  • Let it boil for at least 8-10 minutes. We need to reduce the milk a bit. Stir in between so that it does not burn in the button.
  • Put in the creme, sugar, condensed milk, crushed cardamom and strands of saffron.
  • Put them one after another, when the previous ingredient is totally mixed and dissolved in the milk.
  • Once they are mixed properly put in the food color if you are using them.
  • When the taste and thickness is good put the flame off.
  • Let it cool.
  • Then put it in a mixer and pulse it a few times.
  • Do not pulse it much so that all that nuts become granules. They should be felt in the mouth.
  • Now chop the rest of the nuts.
  • Put the milk into the serving glasses and garnish with the chopped almonds and pistachios.
  • Chill and serve when needed.

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