Badam Kheer

Sweet almond drink

  1. Grind almond meal, sugar and flour with ½ cup milk to a smooth paste.  

  2. Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes stirring frequently.

Serve hot or chilled


Tips and variations: 

  • For a rich, nutty taste use whole almonds instead of almond meal. Blanch almonds and grind with milk to a smooth paste.

  • Use 6-8 pitted medjool dates instead of brown sugar.


Per serve: energy 787 kJ (187 cal); protein 10 g; fat 9 g; saturated fat 0.56 g; cholesterol 5 mg; carbohydrate 17 g; fibre 2 g; calcium 247 mg; iron 0.62 mg; sodium 68 mg

Serves 6 


1 cup almond meal (ground almonds)

¼ cup brown sugar

½ teaspoon plain flour

½ cup fat free milk + 3 ½ cups

8 strands saffron

½ teaspoon ground cardamom


Badam (Almond) kheer is a popular drink in India. Almonds are often referred to as “the king of nuts” because of their high nutritional value. They are a very good source of vitamin E and mono-unsaturated fats, which have been associated with reduced risk of heart disease. 

Liquid desserts are satiating thus limiting the calorie intake.