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Badam Milk Recipe

Badam Milk, is a delicious flavored milk beverage made with almonds, milk, saffron, cardamom and sugar. Delicious creamy badam milk can be served hot or cold depending on the weather. For easy and fast option you can check my instant badam mix. Learn how to make badam milk at home with step by step pictures, guide and video. 

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Badam Milk

Can anyone say no to a cup of warm or cold badam milk. Specially badam milk made at home taste so delicious, creamy and thick. You can customise it as per your taste and needs. We love to serve this for party or get together. This drink taste so creamy and rich. 

About Badam Milk (Badam Doodh)

Badam milk is a popular Indian milk beverage. It is also known as badam doodh, almond milk or badam paal. Badam means almonds, Doodh means milk. It is made with a combination of almonds, cardamom, saffron, sugar and milk. The mixture is boiled till thick and creamy and can be served hot or cold. 

This drink is known for its health benefits. Badam milk cools body naturally, increases energy, induces sleep, calms body, mind & soul. It is called as badam doodh in Hindi and badam paal in Tamil. 

The procedure for making badam milk is so easy. The first step is to prepare the badam paste. Almonds is soaked in warm water for few minutes to soften the skin. Once soaked badam is rubbed with our fingers to remove the almond skins. These blanched almonds is ground with cardamom to a fine puree. This is cooked with milk to create thick and creamy badam milk.

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Badam Milk Ingredients

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Whole Milk – I like to use whole milk in this recipe. Full fat milk makes the drink more creamy and delicious. For vegan option you can use nut milk like almond milk, soy milk. 

Almonds / Badam – use good quality almonds in this recipe. Soak almonds in hot water for few hours to remove the skins. 

Sugar – This totally depends on your taste. You can add more or less as per your taste. 

Sweetened Condensed Milk – even though this is optional, I strongly recommend you to add for delicious creamy taste. 

Saffron – one of the most essential ingredient in badam milk is saffron. Use the finest quality saffron. Soak saffron in warm water or warm milk for at least 15 minutes prior to release the colour and flavour. 

Cardamom – some people don’t prefer cardamom flavour. In that case, you can skip adding cardamom. 

Badam Milk Health Benefits

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Homemade Badam drink is known for its health benefits. Badam milk cools body naturally, increases energy, induces sleep, calms body, mind & soul. 

Promotes Sleep – a cup of warm badam milk before bed helps in beating insomnia and promotes better sleep.

For pregnancy & lactation – badam is packed with tons of nutrients. It is safe and actually good to consume during pregnancy. Pregnant women and lactating mom can consume badam milk daily to increase milk supply since it is rich in protein and calcium. 

Soothing drink – it is a calm and soothing drink which relaxes our mind, body and soul.

Other Benefits – Boost your antioxidants, improves bone health, helps in bone and vision health. 

Fresh Badam Milk Vs Store Bought Pre Mix

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Nowadays you can easily find many brands of packaged badam milk which taste so watery. It has mainly artificial badam flavours added instead of the real stuff. 

You can also find many badam milk premix available in the market. Store-bought premix has loads of sugar added. One of the most popular brand is MTR. It is made with badam, sugar, cardamom and saffron which is ground into powder. Many people prefer to buy premix because of the convenience. You just mix with hot milk and consume. If that is your case, you can easily make it at home with natural ingredients. Check my Homemade badam mix (badam milk mix).

Badam milk is high in protein which makes a great after school snack to kids too. Once you make badam milk at home, you will never go back to store bought or premix. Homemade badam milk taste so pure, rich, thick and creamy without any additives added. Once you take the first sip, you will see the difference. The cool thing of making badam milk at home is you can customise it as per your taste and liking. 

Badam milk is a soothing drink, you can enjoy it hot during winters and cold during summer. 

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How to Make Badam Milk (4 Easy Steps)

Pre-preparation – soak saffron in warm water or milk for 15 minutes. Soak almonds in warm water and let it sit for an hour. 

Almond paste – After 1 hour peel the skins off the almonds and take them in a blender along with cardamom and ½ cup of milk. Make them into a smooth puree. Set this aside till use.

Cooking Badam Milk – Take milk in a sauce pan and bring it to a full boil. Add sugar and condensed milk and mix. Now add in badam paste and mix well using a whisk. Cook this for 5 to 10 mins on low flame. Now add in saffron soaked in milk and mix well.

Serving  – Pour this into a jug and put it in the fridge or freezer for chill. You can serve badam milk immediately warm or serve cold.

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How to Make Badam Milk (Stepwise Pictures)

Soaking Saffron

1)Start by soaking the finest quality saffron threads in warm water or warm milk for at least 10 to 15 minutes. This helps extracting the saffron flavour and colour.

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Blanching Almonds

2)Take almonds in a bowl. Use good quality almonds which helps in maximum flavour.

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3)Cover the almonds in hot or warm water. If you are using hot water, you can peel the skins after 15 minutes. If you are using warm water, it takes 30 minutes to 1 hour for the skins to soften.

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4)Rub the almonds with your fingers to remove the peels.

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5)Peeled almonds are ready. Discard the skins. You have to reserve few almonds for garnishing.

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Chopped Almonds for Garnishing

6)I took around 5 to 6 almonds and chopped it finely to add it once badam milk is made. This is for texture, you can skip it if you want creamy badam milk.

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Making Almond Puree

6)Take the blanched almonds in a blender.

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7)Add in few cardamom pods into the blender. If you don’t prefer cardamom flavour you can skip it entirely.

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8)Add some milk. I used around ½ cup to ¾ cup milk for grinding. You can also use water for grinding.

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9)Grind the blanched almonds into a smooth puree. Make sure the almonds is ground into a smooth paste like consistency. Set aside till use.

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Boiling Milk with Sugar

10)take milk in a sauce pot or pan. For vegan option check my notes section. Heat milk and bring it to a full boil.

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11)Add in sugar to the milk and mix well.

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12)Add in sweetened condensed milk into the milk.

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13)Mix everything together and bring it to a full boil. Keep mixing and keep cooking.

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Adding Badam Paste

14)Once the milk starts to boil, add in the badam paste. Once the badam paste is added, you have to use a whisk to mix it constantly.

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15)keep mixing using a whisk and keep cooking on medium high heat till the badam milk thickens.

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Making Badam Milk

16)Now add in the saffron mixture and mix well. As soon as you add saffron mix the badam milk will turn beautiful yellow colour.

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17)Simmer the pan for 5 more minutes. The longer the milk simmer the darker it gets because of the saffron.

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18)Finally add in the chopped badam pieces. You can skip this if you want badam milk to be creamy.

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19)Mix well and take it off the heat. As the badam milk cools it gets even thicker.

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20)Serve badam milk hot or cold.

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Expert Tips

  • Use finest quality almonds and saffron for better flavour.
  • Depending on the consistency of the badam milk, you can add more milk if needed.
  • Add saffron in the end to preserve the aroma.
  • You can add more or less sugar to your taste. Sweetened condensed milk can be skipped.
  • You can add some turmeric powder, dry ginger powder, rose water for different flavour.
  • Badam milk can be served hot or cold. 

For Easy & Badam Milk Made in Instant, Check my Instant Mix.

FAQ

Is badam milk good for health?

Homemade Badam drink is known for its health benefits. Badam milk cools body naturally, increases energy, induces sleep, calms body, mind & soul. 

Is badam milk hot or cold?

Badam milk is a soothing drink, you can enjoy it hot during winters and cold during summer. 

Can we drink badam milk at night?

Yes, consuming a cup of warm badam milk before bed helps in beating insomnia and promotes better sleep.

What is badam milk made of?

Badam milk is a popular Indian milk beverage. It is also known as badam doodh, almond milk or badam paal. Badam means almonds, Doodh means milk. It is made with a combination of almonds, cardamom, saffron, sugar and milk. The mixture is boiled till thick and creamy and can be served hot or cold. 

How to make badam milk vegan?

You can use any nut milk or dairy free milk for making badam milk. Since badam has milky tendency naturally, you can even skip using milk and use water instead. 

Can I feed badam milk to babies?

Yes badam milk is great for babies, toddler and kids above 1 year. Since it is not safe to feed cows milk to babies under 1 year, it is better to start badam milk after 1 year. 

Can I use almond flour to make badam milk?

Yes almond flour can be used to make badam milk. You can skip the soaking, peeling and grinding part in the recipe and use few tbsp of almond flour. But almond flour is made from the by product of making almond milk. Since the almond milk is extracted from it, the flour tends to be bland. So it is better to use freshly ground almond meal. 

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Badam Milk Recipe | Badam Doodh | Badam Paal Recipe

Badam Milk, is a delicious flavored milk beverage made with almonds, milk, saffron, cardamom and sugar. Delicious creamy badam milk can be served hot or cold depending on the weather. For easy and fast option you can check my instant badam mix. Learn how to make badam milk at home with step by step pictures, guide and video. 

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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Soaking time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

Servings: 6 servings

Calories: 273kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl

  • Blender

  • Cooking pot

Ingredients

Instructions

Notes

  • Use finest quality almonds and saffron for better flavour.
  • Depending on the consistency of the badam milk, you can add more milk if needed.
  • Add saffron in the end to preserve the aroma.
  • You can add more or less sugar to your taste. Sweetened condensed milk can be skipped.
  • You can add some turmeric powder, dry ginger powder, rose water for different flavour.
  • Badam milk can be served hot or cold. 

For Easy & Badam Milk Made in Instant, Check my Instant Badam Mix.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servings | Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 398mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 305IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 277mg | Iron: 1mg

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