Saffron & Almond milk is a rejuvenating and flavourful drink which is served on various Indian occasions like weddings and festivals. Saffron & Almond milk is enriched in nutrients and very energetic. This is a very good recipe for kids as almonds are said to have properties to increase memory power.

Saffron & Almond Milk
Quick & Easy Saffron & Almond Milk that can be made at home

Ingredients for Saffron & Almond Milk

  • Full Cream Milk – 500 ml
  • Almonds – 5
  • Pistachios – 5 + (3 crushed for garnishing(Optional))
  • Cashews – 1
  • Cardamom – 2 (open and take out the seeds)
  • Saffron – 2 pinch
  • Sugar – 6 tsp (can be substituted for coconut sugar or honey)


  1. Chop few pistachios and keep aside for final garnishing.
  2. Put all the ingredients except the sugar and saffron to the mixer and grind it until it becomes a fine powder.
  3. In a medium saucepan, bring the milk to a boil, add saffron and sugar.
  4. Reduce the heat to low, Keep stirring for about 3 minutes, in order to avoid sticking the milk at the bottom of saucepan.
  5. Add the powder to the milk and simmer on low heat for another 3 minutes until all the ingredients are well combined.
  6. Turn off the heat  and allow the drink to cool to the room temperature. You can either serve it warm or serve it chilled by keeping it in the refrigerator for 4 hours.
  7. Serve garnished with the thinly sliced pistachios and enjoy this healthy and tasty Saffron & Almond milk!

The result is a sumptuous beverage laced with warm spices that has nutty undertones and a delicate sweetness from the saffron and sugar.

Health benefits

  • Saffron has many medicinal properties, it is effective at treating mild to moderate depression, it also helps in asthma, sleeping habits and many more.
  • Almonds are super nuts for health. It is said that these crunchy and delicious nuts can help you lose weight, protect your heart, increase your energy and even improve your skin tone.
  • Pistachios can maintain the cholesterol level in the body and improve the overall health.
  • Milk provides calcium, phosphorous, magnesium and protein which are all essential for healthy bone growth and development of body.

All these ingredients makes the drink very rich and refreshing. This delicious & nourishing drink makes you forget that you are drinking milk!


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