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Kesar Badam Doodh - Saffron Almond Milk

Kesar Badam Doodh - Saffron Almond Milk

Warm creamy whole milk infused with the goodness of almonds along with fragrant saffron and cardamom in this Kesar Badam Doodh is a fitting welcome drink for your guests at your next festival get together.
Course Beverages
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 317kcal
Author Manju


  • 4 cups whole milk
  • ½ cup almonds
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1 teaspoon ground green cardamom
  • cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon saffron


  • Soak the almonds in hot water for about 20 mins or soak them in regular room temperature water overnight.
  • Bring the milk to a boil along with the saffron and cardamom and let it simmer.
  • Meanwhile, peel the almonds (just slide the skin off the almond and it should slip right through) and reserve about 10 almonds.
  • Grind the rest to a very fine paste without adding any water.
  • Add this almond paste to the simmering milk and let it cook for 4-5 mins in it. Keep the heat to medium-low and keep stirring it, so the milk does not stick to the bottom of the pan and burn.
  • Meanwhile, slice the reserve 10 almonds and add them to the milk. Add sugar and stir till the sugar dissolves. 
  • Remove from heat and serve hot, warm or cold.


Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 448mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Calcium: 323mg | Iron: 0.8mg