This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RealMilkMoment #LoveWhatsReal #CollectiveBias Love What’s Real Badam Doodh literary translates to Almond Milk! But this version of almond milk is different than that non-dairy versions you’ll see in the grocery store, and a famous Indian drink is prepared by slow simmering dairy milk with almond paste, cardamoms and saffron. It’s creamy luscious that can be enjoyed warm during winter months and cold during summer days.
Today I don’t want to talk just about Badam Doodh. I want to discuss with you about the goodness of real milk. There is a real Milk for Every Moment!
We grew up drinking dairy milk twice a day and thankfully we could pass the tradition on to our kid. Our morning breakfast is often simple, with granola, oats or cereal. Irrespective of what we choose we like to enjoy it with little warm milk.
What is Badam Doodh or Badam Milk
Badam Doodh is a famous milk drink in India. Dairy Milk is blended with almond and then simmered with saffron and cardamom.
The flavor is intense and the texture is creamy rich.
This drink is often served during weddings and one can drink it either warm or cold.
I personally do like badam milk little warm. But most people prefer it chill. So make a bulk and store in the refrigerator.
Ingredients for Badam Milk:
Dairy Milk – We use whole milk to prepare this drink. Milk is simmered down for a while before you add the nuts and spices.
Almond – Whole almonds are soaked, peeled and then ground with a little water to make almond paste.
Cardamom – Cardamom powder is optional but it gives a lovely earthy aroma to Badam Doodh.
Saffron – Another optional ingredient ,but it does add that gorgeous hue along with the floral flavor.
How to prepare Badam Doodh:
- You start by soaking almonds in warm water. Then peal the skin off and blend it with little water to make almond paste.
- Then simmer whole milk in a heavy bottom pan for about 10 minutes before adding the almond paste, cardamom powder and a pinch of saffron. Add sugar or you choice of sweetener. Continue stirring and simmering for another 5 minutes.
You can enjoy it warm or let it refrigerate and serve it cold. As the milk cools down, it forms a thick milk skin, which some really loves to add on top as garnish.
We call it Malai and I absolutely love it. If you are not a fan of milk skin, then place a clear wrap straight on the milk as it cools down. This will avoid the formation of the milk skin.
Dairy milk is naturally nutrient-rich. It has nutrients including Vitamin A for a healthy immune system and Potassium to help regulate the balance of fluids. We always buy two big gallons of whole milk and a carton of chocolate milk because Avyan’s favorite evening snack is milk and cookies.
At just about a quarter per serving, milk delivers more nutritional value per penny than just about any other beverage.
Badam Doodh literary translates to Almond Milk! But unlike almond milk this famous Indian drink is prepared by slow simmering dairy milk with almond paste, cardamoms and saffron. It’s creamy luscious that can be enjoyed warm during winter months and cold during summer days.
- 2 cups dairy milk
- ¼ cup whole almond
- ¼ teaspoon cardamom powder
- tiny pinch of saffron
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- Soak the almond in warm water for 10 minutes. Then peel the skin off and blend it with a tablespoon of water to form almond paste.
- In a heavy bottom pan pour the milk and let it simmer in medium heat for 10 minutes. Keep stirring occasionally to avoid the milk from getting burnt at the bottom of the pan.
- Add the almond paste, cardamom powder, sugar and saffron. Stir around and continue simmering for 5 minutes.
- Taste for sweetness and add more if you want.
- Serve it warm garnished with sliced almond or let it refrigerate and serve it cold.