We begin the 2nd week of Blogging Marathon # 28 today, and my chosen theme is Kid's Delight Foods - 5 ingredient Fix. Hosted by Pavani, this event by Valli has seen many interesting themes,and this dish was kid-approved in a jiffy.
I am not a fruit+milk = milkshake kind of a mom, although its possibly the easiest way to feed a child with fruits. I feel the texture of the fruit & the fibre content undergoes a drastic change , not to mention that according to ayurveda, fruits and milk taken together increases toxicity in the body, and might lead to chest infections later.
So, coming to today's dish, its made with just 5 ingredients as per Pavani's theme. Its a no brainer and actually requires no recipe per se. Make any additions to this as per your palate. And treat your kids (and yourself) with this yummy drink.
Prep time : 10 mins | No cook | Serves : 4
Dry fruits : each 25 gms each : Figs (Anjeer) , Raisins, Almonds (You may use just one of these or many more)
Milk - 250 ml (I used Low fat)
Saffron - few strands
Kesar pista Ice cream - 2 scoops
Pit the anjeer and blanch the almonds (optional - I used 2 TBSP of home made almond Meal)
Blend the dry fruits with a little milk first. When they are pureed, add the ice cream and the rest of the milk and blend again to a thickish drink with some ice cubes.
Strain and serve chilled topped with saffron strands