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Badam Kesar: Soothing Almond-Saffron Milk

Sapana Behl
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 4 cups milk
  • few saffron strands
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • a pinch nutmeg powder
  • sugar to taste


  • In a 1/4 cup of warm milk add saffron strands and set aside.
  • In a coffee grinder add almonds and pulse until smooth powder is formed.
  • Heat milk in a saucepan over low to medium heat and cook until it starts boiling.
  • Once boiled, keep the heat on low and add in almond powder, saffron milk, cardamom, nutmeg powder and sugar to taste.
  • Stir and cook for 2-3 minutes more. Shake a couple of times before serving into the glasses.
  • Serve and enjoy.


Adjust sweetener as per your preferences.
You may skip adding the nutmeg if you don't like the strong flavor.