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Sugar Free Kesar Badam Cooler | Party Ideas | Summer Coolers

Sugar free Kesar Badam Cooler is a healthy beverage for children that’s made with homemade almond paste and saffron. And chilled milk. Kesar or saffron is a precious, exotic spice that when combined with Almonds is an absolute coolant.

Grown and harvested extensively in pockets of Kashmir, it is said that tons of kilograms of the saffron pollens yield few grains of saffron. Hence the steep price we pay for saffron strands.. 


A pinch or few strands of saffron is enough to give it the golden hue that its so famous for. Apart from kheer or Haryanvi Lassi or biryanis its also used as a medicine in Ayurveda 

 I usually make badam milk with homemade badam powder or even use this saffron topped badam powder to make 2-ingredient Kesar Badam Matka Kulfi and these vegan SAffron infused Sweet potato dinner rollsboth absolute crowd pleasers have you checked out those recipes yet?


Today’s cooler is a wonderful homemade cooler that can be made in 5 mins with 1/2 hour of soaking time.

So, what’s your favourite dish with saffron ? Do let me know in the comments below…



 Prep time – 5 mins, Cook time – nil , serves – 2 kids

What you need:

Almonds – 1 handful (about 8 to 10)

Chilled milk – 200 ml (sub with plant based milk for Vegan version)

Kesar / saffron – a few strands

Honey – 1 TBSP (use stevia / maple syrup for vegan version)

How to:

Soak almonds in HOT water for 30 mins. Peel and grind with half of the milk and kesar to a smooth paste.

Blend with the rest of the milk and add honey. Mix well.

Serve chilled with few ice cubes. 



  1. Poonam Bachhav

    Loved this no-cook version of saffron almond milk. Perfect way to kick start a day.

  2. Oh yum! What a filling drink to have when it is blazing hot outside…

  3. Excellent idea Kalyani to enjoy the famous comforting kesar badam doodh but chilled. That's exactly what we need at the moment as its getting hotter here. Love the flavorful of saffron with honey.

  4. Wow! Such a refreshing, delicious and wholesome drink! I love that you have suggested a vegan version for this too. 🙂

  5. Kesar badam haalu has been my childhood fav . I never thought of adding honey but next time will add honey and try

  6. Saffron cooler looks so healthy and delectable. Almond saffron honey mixed milk definitely taste divine. Chilled cooler is perfect for this humid weather.

  7. preethi'scuisine

    Perfect refreshing drink for the scorching heat . I would love to have this chilled milk. So Glad it is refined sugar free. Would love to start my day with This delicious drink.

  8. Vasusvegkitchen

    I am big fan of kesar badam milk, loved your sugar free version and that to prepared easily. Loved the taste of honey and flavors of saffron in it.

  9. Kesar Badam milk is always a favorite during hot and humid summers.. loved your sugar free and vegan version that many on restricted diets can enjoy!

  10. sugar free kesar badam cooler seems a perfect party option.
    So healthy and delectable drink you have shared.

  11. Okay I am taking the next flight out just to taste this sugar free kesar badam cooler. Is absolutely yummy

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