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Saffron & Almond Milk

This drink is a quintessential part of celebrations in India. It is served hot or warm, particularly during festivals.

Saffron & Almond Milk


  • 7 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup flaked almonds
  • 1 teaspoon saffron threads, plus 2 pinches for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 6 tablespoons honey


Bring the milk to a boil in a medium pot over high heat.  Reduce the heat to low and add the almonds, saffron, cardamom, and honey.  Simmer, stirring, until all the ingredients are well combined, about 5 minutes.  Serve hot, garnished with saffron.

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