January 8, 2013

Badam Milk, and how to make Badam Milk Powder at home | Hot beverage with homemade made Almond Meal

Badam Milk - a warm beverage made with almond meal and sugar brings back memories of grandmom who used to hand out these when we returned from school. Being vegan was unknown of in those days (and nor was the word even heard of) as we kids used to gulp down milk and its many forms - Plain milk, Curd (yoghurt), buttermilk, homemade ghee and butter - in copious amounts. For the winters that Bangalore brought forth, this warm beverage never failed to enthuse us kids with its fragrant cardamom flavoured aroma. 

Today's post shows us how to make homemade Badam Milk Powder and make this fragrant beverage at home. Its sure to warm you up during winters. 

I have used Californian Almonds as I had them on hand. Be sure to use good quality almonds for best results. Off to the recipe now..

Prep time : 5 mins | Cook / Roast time : 15 to 20 mins
Makes : 250 gms of Almond Meal, keeps for 3 - 4 weeks without refrigeration
Difficulty level : Easy

Ingredients :

(A) For homemade Badam Powder / Almond Meal: 
  • Almonds - 200 gms
  • Sugar - 125 gms (or more if you prefer it sweeter)
  • Cardamom / Elaichi - 5 - 7 pods
  • Cloves - 4 to 6 nos
  • Black pepper - 1/4 tsp (optional)
  • Saffron few strands

Warm the pan and then roast the almonds in batches on very low flame

Step 2 above : Roasted almonds - must be crunchy when you bite into them

Step 3 : Powdered almonds mixed with sugar powder and spices

Heat a thick bottomed pan / fry pan. Dry roast the almonds in batches on a slow-medium flame. Take care not to burn the almonds. This takes approx 10-15 mins when roasted in batches.
Once almonds are done, cool thoroughly. Similarly dry roast the cardamom, cloves, black pepper separately. Cool this too.
First powder the sugar. Transfer to a large bowl. Then powder the almonds and the roasted spices separately. Sieve almond meal to grind any residue.
Mix all three in a large plate and add the saffron strands.
Cool again, and store in airtight container. 

(B) To make Badam Milk Beverage: 

Serves : 2

  • Hot Milk - 2 cups
  • Badam Milk Powder (made above) - 2 TBSPs


Take the badam milk powder - 1 TBSP each in a tea cup / mug
Add 1 - 2 TBSP of milk and mix into a slurry
Once dissolved, add the rest of the hot milk into the cups equally
Add more sugar if required.
Serve hot.

Linking this to:
My own Event - Winter Foods 30 Mins Challenge
Vardhini's New U


  1. I dont mind grabbing that cup of badam milk and finishing rite now,love it.

  2. Homemade is always the best. Would lvoe to grab that cup

  3. need to grab the one..looks yumm

  4. Wow, Looks so delicious..
    Thankx for linking it into my blog event.


  5. We make this on Kojagiri pornima.. dont mind it on a cold winter day :)

  6. It's very cold here, perfect for anytime. Nice.

  7. Hi dear awesome recipe... thanks for joining my event.
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  8. this is nice will try it out.

  9. Nice post, I bookmark your blog because I found very good information on your blog, Thanks for sharing more informatiom


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