Basics of Cooking, Beverages, Condiments

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.  You can use this Homemade Badam Powder not just for Badam Milk, but also in this 2-ingredient Kulfi or even in this delicious Badam vermicelli Kheer

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

Difficulty level : Easy

Ingredients :

(A) For homemade Badam Powder / Almond

  • 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
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

(B) To make Badam Milk Beverage: 

Serves : 2

  • Hot Milk – 2 cups
  • Badam Milk Powder (made above) – 2



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

Gayatri’s Walk through Memory Lane

Vardhini’s New U

Preethi’s Foodabulous Fest

Shree’s Hot Beverages & Desserts event



  1. Priya Suresh

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

  2. Vimitha Durai

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

  3. Lifewithspices

    need to grab the one..looks yumm

  4. Yummm .. flavorful drink.

    Event: New U – 2013

  5. Shree Kannepadi

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



    We make this on Kojagiri pornima.. dont mind it on a cold winter day 🙂

  7. Home Cooked food

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

  8. preeti garg

    Hi dear awesome recipe… thanks for joining my event.
    now voting is available on blog space sidebar and facebook too…. increase your chances to win.

  9. Princy Vinoth

    this is nice will try it out.

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

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