The sun is shining, and what better way to cool down than with our take on Badam milk, or Indian spiced almond milk.
This classic Indian street drink is a life-saviour during the hot summer months, and we kept ours totally plantbased yet as creamy as we remember from our visits to India using Oatly’s whole milk (genius stuff - a game changer for the non-dairy types amongst us).
Almonds are soaked and ground to a fine paste with a little m*lk, honey, cardamom and rosewater, and if, like us, you’re feeling extravagant you can add some saffron too, which happens to be our Native ingredient of the month.
- 1 cup blanched, peeled almonds
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1/2 cups Oatly Drink, Whole
- Seeds from 2 green cardamom pods, crushed
- A generous pinch of saffron
- 1/2 tsp rosewater
1. Heat one cup of Oatly until just steaming, add the blanched almonds and leave for about an hour, until the almonds soften and the m*lk cools.
2. Place the cooled m*lk, almonds and sugar in a blender or food processor and blend to a fine paste.
3. Add the remaining m*lk, crushed cardamom seeds and saffron, and blend until well mixed. Strain through a sieve and if necessary, add a little more m*lk and strain some more.
4. Stir in the rosewater and serve chilled, with a pinch of saffron and some crumbled almonds as a garnish.