Saffron Almond Milk (Kesar Badam Doodh)
Warm-up with our take on the traditional Indian beverage, Kesar Badam Doodh (Saffron Almond Milk). Almond milk, saffron, cardamom, and honey combine into a rich, hearty hot drink. Follow along with our video recipe.
4 cups almond milk (or any other variety)
Large pinch of Rumi saffron
1 Tbsp almonds
2 cardamom pods, whole
1 Tbsp honey
First, you will want to peel the almonds. Soak them in hot water for 20 minutes. Remove them from water and use your fingers to remove the peel - they will slip right off.
Using a mortar and pestle, roughly grind the almonds into a paste.
Saffron Almond Milk
In a small bowl, combine 3 Tbsp of almond milk with 1 large pinch of saffron. Let steep for 3 minutes
In saucepan, bowl 4 cups of almond milk for 10 minutes
Add 2 pods of cardamom, 2 Tbsp of almond paste, 1 Tbsp of honey, and saffron-infused almond milk into the saucepan.
Simmer and stir saucepan for 5 minutes
Remove cardamom pods and serve warm.