Badam milk powder recipe or homemade badam powder for babies. Badam powder is a blend of blanched and roasted almonds that can be used to make instant badam milk for your family including babies and toddlers. Years ago I had shared this traditional ayurvedic Indian badam milk recipe made with soaked almonds, saffron, cardamom and rock sugar. I have also shared this raw almond milk recipe to get rich and smooth milk.
Badam milk is one of the most energizing drinks that we all know. With the comfort of store bought powders, we seldom make badam milk or badam powder at home.
We prefer to serve health drinks like pediasure and milo to our growing kids with an assumption that they are very healthy. But how healthy are these drinks with loaded synthetic nutrients. Are these really being absorbed by the body?
The commercial badam milk powder recipe like the MTR has only 8.5 % almond powder in it with loads of starch and milk powder added to it which is visible on the ingredients list.
Homemade almond milk powder is purely a protein powder and we know what goes inside our homemade powder. Though stirring this powder in hot milk is not the authentic way of making almond milk, it is just an easy alternate.
According to ayurveda, almond skin is very hard to digest and it can even lead to build up of toxins in the body. Hence it is better to discard the skin while making badam powder for babies & toddlers.
Badam milk powder recipe or almond milk powder
Badam milk powder
Ingredients (1 cup = 240ml )
- 1 cup almonds or badam
- ¾ cup red or white rock sugar or mishri or kalkand
- 1 tbsp cardamom powder or elaichi powder (optional)
- ½ to 1 grams saffron or kesar (optional)
How to make the recipe
Preparation for badam milk powder
- Bring 2 to 3 cups of water to a rolling boil. Pour the almonds and leave them for 1 to 2 mins.
- Rinse them under cold running water. Drain completely.
- Spread them on a clean cotton cloth. The skin of almonds loosens.
- Peel off the skin. Pat them dry on a clean dry cloth.
- Roast these almonds in a heavy bottom pan on a low flame until completely dry.
- Do not brown the almonds but they must turn crunchy after roasting.
How to make badam milk powder
- Blend all the ingredients to a fine powder, in a blender on a minimum speed. Blend until the powder is fine but do not run the blender for more than 30 secs each time, else the almonds will release oil making the powder lumpy.
- Sieve the powder and blend the coarse nuts again.
- Store badam powder in an air tight container. Stays good for several months.
how to use badam powder to make milk or alternate ways to use almond powder
- Stir in the almond powder to a cup of hot milk. Allow it to cool down and serve it.
- or Soak the almond powder in ¼ cup of milk preferably warm or room temperature. Set aside for at least 1 hr. Bring ¾ cup of milk to boil and add the soaked almond paste and stir well and bring it to boil once again. Off the heat / flame.
- or Sprinkle the almond powder on your toddler’s cereals. This is a good way of serving almonds to toddlers who cannot still chew nuts.
- You can just sprinkle the powder on your cornflakes or any other cereals to enhance the nutrition. The absorption level of the nutrients are higher when consumed in the powdered form.
- It Can be used to make any kinds of ladoos, burfis, cookies, cakes milkshakes etc.
Preparation for badam milk powder
1. Bring water to a rapid boil in a wide pan, add the almonds and leave them for a minute or two.
2. Rinse them under running water, immediately drain and transfer to a absorbent cloth.
3. you will see the skin loose, just peel off and pat them on a dry cloth.
4. Add these blanched almonds to the wide heavy bottom pan, and roast lightly till they look dry. This is done to increase the shelf life. cool them completely.
How to make badam powder
5. Add them to a blender along with rock sugar, few cardamoms and saffron. You can even add them instantly when you make milk. But adding rock sugar helps to make a fine powder.
6. Sieve the powder. Blend the coarse nuts again. Store almond/ badam milk powder in an airtight jar. If you stay in a humid weather, refrigerate and use.
7. Add badam powder to little hot milk and stir. Further add hot or cold milk and stir . you can even add it to boiling milk and simmer for few minutes.