Almond Milk, which is sometimes referred to as Badam Milk, is a delectable Indian beverage produced by combining milk and almonds. It is subtly flavoured with cardamom, saffron, or rose. This beverage is nutrient-rich in addition to being delicious. The wintertime beverage known as cold Badam Milk is also a fantastic summertime cooler when made with heated milk. 

Almond milk has a similar viscosity to dairy milk, but it tastes and smells different from cow’s milk, having a more reviving flavour. Everyday consumption of almond milk has additional health advantages. The almond milk keeps well for three to four days in the refrigerator. If anybody has to offer a hot beverage at night, then it is Badam Milk. 

There are so many benefits associated with this flavoursome milk. It gives a sense of divinity and is soothing. When it comes to bedtime beverages, Badam Milk is top of the list. Badam milk is known for its ancient legacy. And, this culture has been preserved for its benefits and relaxing touch for centuries. This is creamy, refreshing and aromatic milk that anyone will love, and will make a habit to have at bedtime for better results. 

Almonds are native to the Middle East, India, and North Africa, and have been a staple in local cuisines for ages. Almond milk was first introduced to Southern Europe more than 1,000 years ago and, more recently, to California in the nineteenth century. There are several accounts of almond milk being a frequent element in Christian and Islamic civilizations during the Middle Ages. It was viewed as a beverage or food element, as well as medically because it is simpler to digest than cow’s milk.

During the Middle Ages, it was popularly used in Europe during Lent as a replacement for dairy milk, but also in recipes for children, apparently, because it is easy on the digestive. Almond milk is used in some traditional Islamic recipes for Ramadan refreshments. Almond milk first appeared in a book documenting Indian foods, beverages, and medical uses in 1840. However, the use of almond milk in India is likely to be far older.

Badam Milk is a sweet and delicious beverage which is easy to prepare. The healthiest technique to make almond milk is to soak them for 2 to 3 hours before preparing it; it has several health benefits. Soaked almonds are easily digestible, and nutrients are better absorbed by the body. The Badam Milk recipe is an age-old traditional Ayurveda secret for increasing immunity in children, improving eyesight, building stronger bones, removing constipation, and providing appropriate nutrition.

Here’s the recipe for Badam Milk.

Preparation time: 2 hrs 10 mins

Cook time: 5 mins

Servings: 3

Ingredients:

  • ¼ or 10-15 almonds
  • 3 cups milk
  • A few strands of saffron
  • 4 tsp sugar
  • A pinch of cardamom powder

Method:

  • Soak almonds in sufficient water for approximately 2 hours, after 2 hours peel the skin off.
  • Soak saffron strands in a teaspoon of milk, keep this ready before the start
  • Take a mixer, and put peeled almonds into the mixer, grind with little milk to a fine paste.
  • Bring milk to a boil, as it boils add the almond paste and 4 tsp sugar. 
  • Stir well and continue boiling for 2 minutes. Then switch off.

Finally, add saffron-soaked milk, and cardamom powder and serve delicious hot almond Badam Milk.