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Saffron almond milk/Kesar badam doodh

Traditional Indian milk recipe loaded with the richness of almond and saffron.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • 1 litre Whole milk
  • 20 Threads Saffron ,soaked in 4 tbsp of warm milk. (it makes huge difference)
  • 4 Tbsp Sugar(increase or decrease the quantity depending on your taste.
  • Pinch of Cardamom powder
  • 20-22 Almond


  • Soak almonds in hot water for 20 minutes or overnight in cold water.
  • Peel the skin of the almonds and blend them with ⅓ cups milk . It should feel like a smooth paste.
  • Take a heavy bottomed pan and heat milk.
  • When milk starts boiling add almond paste and saffron.
  • Let it simmer on low flame .
  • Stir it during the process so that it doesn't stick to the bottom.
  • Let it cook for another 20 -25 minute then add sugar and cardamom powder.
  • Cook for another 5-7 minute .
  • Almond milk /Badam doodh is ready.
  • Serve it hot or cold.