Instant Almond Saffron Milk / Badam Dhood

 Almond saffron milk, also known as badam doodh, is a delicious and refreshing Indian beverage made with almonds, milk, saffron, and sugar. It has a creamy texture, a nutty almond flavor with a hint of floral saffron, and a touch of sweetness. Almond saffron milk is a healthy and delicious drink that is perfect for any time of day. It is a good source of protein, calcium, and vitamin E. It is also believed to have many health benefits, such as improving digestion, boosting the immune system, and reducing inflammation.

Instant Almond Saffron Milk

Course: Beverages


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  • 4 cups milk ( preferably full fat  milk)

  • 1/2 cup almond flour

  • 1/4 cup sugar (or to taste)

  • ¼ teaspoon saffron

  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder

  • 1 tablespoon crushed pistachio

  • Pinch of ground nutmeg (optional)


  • Soak the almond flour and a few pinches of saffron (optional) in one cup of warm milk for five minutes. After 5 minutes, add them to a blender and make a smooth paste. The mixture needs to be very smooth.
  • Add the rest of the milk to a pot and warm the milk. Take 2 tablespoons of the warmed milk in a bowl and add a few saffron strands.
  • Add the ground almond mixture and mix it with a whisk to remove the lumps. In low-medium heat let the mixture simmer for 12-15 minutes. Stir often to avoid the milk getting stuck in the bottom of the pot.
  • Add the saffron soaked milk, sugar and nutmeg (if using). Let the sugar dissolve completely, taste and adjust the sweetness. Simmer for a couple more minutes or until your desired consistency.
  • Finally add some cardamom powder and turn off the stove.
  • Garnish with pistachio. Serve almond milk hot or chilled.


  • You can also add other spices to the milk, such as cinnamon, cloves, or ginger.
  • If you don’t have saffron, you can substitute it with a few drops of almond extract.
  • Almond saffron milk can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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