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