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Badam doodh (masala almond drink)

Badam doodh (masala almond drink)


This is the ultimate welcome or festive drink, usually served if celebrating an engagement or at Diwali.

  • Feeds 2 Feeds 2
  • Ready in 15 minutes

Each serving contains

  • Energy
    1425kj 338kcal
  • Fat
    High 21%
  • Saturates
    Low 7%
  • Sugar
    High 47%
  • Salt
    Med 6%

% of adult’s reference intake | Carbohydrates per serving : 45g

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  • 500ml unsweetened almond drink (or any non-dairy drink of choice)
  • 2 tbsp chopped or sliced almonds
  • 1 tbsp chopped pistachios
  • 3 tbsp Co-op clear honey
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom
  • Pinch saffron
  • Ice cubes, to serve
  • Dried rose petals, to decorate (optional)


  1. Heat the almond drink in a saucepan on a low heat until it starts to boil, then add the rest of the ingredients except the ice cubes and rose petals, if using
  2. Simmer for around 10 mins
  3. Leave to cool, then chill fully in the fridge
  4. When ready to serve, place a few ice cubes into each glass, pour over the badaam doodh, and decorate with dried rose petals, if you like
  5. If you prefer just to use almonds, simply omit the pistachios and use 3 tbsp almonds instead

*Ready in time excludes cooling and chilling

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