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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Kesar Badam Milk | Badam Milk Shake | Almond Milk Shake (Step by Step Pics)

Are your kids eating well ?? Do they eat good for breakfast? Kids definitely need a protein packed breakfast especially when they are going to school. Their brain needs to grasp the subjects and retain in their memories very nicely. Why don't we try adding such a healthy and filling milk shake so that they don't feel hungry soon and make them more attentive in class. Today's post is such a yummy filling and delicious milk shake made with saffron,badam and milk. This milk shake is totally loved by my kids and I love their moustaches after drinking this shake,hi hi... Do give this yummy drink a try rather than depending on the ready made badam milk shakes from the super markets which has very less badam flavor and only color.


I haven't added any color except the saffron(kesar) and so got a very light yellow color. However, If you wish to make it more appealing like the store ones then add a pinch of lemon yellow color too.The only hard work in preparing this shake is soaking the almonds the previous night. Soaking the almonds helps peel off the brown skin which contains tannin as it hinders the nutrient absorption.My kids are starting on vacations soon and they are eagerly waiting to meet their grand parents and cousins. I will be away for a few days from here and will get back as soon as possible. Stay tuned for a few scheduled posts in my absence and do drop by whenever you get time. I shall drop by to all your spaces once am back from holidays.Enjoy this festive season !!

Soaking time~ 7-8 hours
Preparation time ~ 10 minutes
Cooking time ~15 minutes
Serves ~ 3 glasses
Ingredients
milk(preferably full fat) 2.5 cups
almonds soaked 1/2 cup
sugar 2tbsp

to garnish
almonds blanched n sliced a tbsp
saffron strands a pinch

to powder
almonds 2tbsp
cashews 2tbsp
mace a small piece
cardamom 2
saffron strands a pinch


Method
  • Soak the almonds in water for 7-8 hours. Drain the water off and peel the skin of almonds. Make a fine paste of the blanched almonds adding a little water.
  • In the meantime,boil the milk in a sauce pan and simmer to reduce to 2 cups.
  • Add the ground paste to the boiling milk. Reduce the flame and stir without any lumps. Add in sugar to the boiling mix.


  • In a dry blender jar, powder the ingredients listed 'to powder'.If you add sugar and powder, it powders well. But here I coarsely powdered it. Add half of this mixture to the milk and retain remaining.
  • Now, finally switch off flame once it thickens well and the saffron leaves color in the milk. It took about another 5 minutes.
  • Switch off flame and serve warm !!


NOTES
* You can even add powdered pistachios but I haven't used that.
* Soaking the almonds helps peel off the brown skin which contains tannin as it hinders the nutrient absorption.
* Yo can strain the milk shake before pouring but I didn't do that as I wanted to retain the saffron in milk.
* The recipe is inspired from Sanjeev Kapoor's website.
* Check out this link here for all healthy drinks and juices.


You may also like these milk shakes-
* Avocado Milk shake
* Cherry Lassi
* Strawberry Milk shake
* Apple Milk shake
* Papaya Milk shake
Drop by my space in my absence for new upcoming posts, I shall reply to all queries as soon as possible but may not be able to visit my fellow bloggers page. Will get back asap.
Wishing all a happy Bakrid and happy Onam, in advance !!

7 comments:

Sowmya Sundararajan said... Best Blogger Tips

Adipoli shots da. I am loving that Olive green back drop and the subtle lighting. The stand alone prop is awesome Julie Moley.

Veena Theagarajan said... Best Blogger Tips

simple and rich milkshake quite filling too

Marisa G Thermofan said... Best Blogger Tips

Dear Julie, I've got almond milk in my blog, but is made with water.
Sure, yours is different and delicious. I'll give it a try.
Enjoy your vacation, I'm also spending a week out.
😘😘

Anupa Joseph (Palaharam) said... Best Blogger Tips

That is a wonderful post.. Badam milk with kesar in it is just superb and refreshing drink. It looks awesome

Happy vacationing Julie.. Enjoy your Onam

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks Soumya dear :)

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks Marisa.. enjoy ur holidays too :)

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks Anupa.. wish you d same :)