almond | badam milk powder recipe (homemade almond milk powder recipe )

badam milk powder recipealmond | badam milk powder recipe or homemade almond milk powder recipe
I recommend you to read my post on traditional way of making badam milk with soaked almonds , the ayurvedic way and raw almond milkto get a smoother and rich milk. Almond milk is one of the most energizing drinks that we all know. With the comfort of store bought powders, we seldom make almond milk 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 powder. Though stirring this powder in hot milk is not the authentic way of making almond milk, it is just an easy alternate.
UPDATE: Some of you did write to me asking why almonds need to be blanched before we powder them. 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.

how to make almond/ badam milk powder at home with step by step pictures

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.
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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.
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
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6. Store almond/ badam milk powder in an airtight jar. If you stay in a humid weather, refrigerate and use.
7. Add it 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

find badam milk powder recipe or almond milk powder recipe below

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homemade almond | badam milk powder recipe
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Homemade almond or badam milk powder recipe to make instant badam milk
Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: Indian
Yield / Serves: 12
Ingredients (240 ml cup used)
  • 1 cup of roasted blanched unsalted almonds
  • ¾ cup of red or white rock sugar
  • 1 tbsp cardamom powder
  • ½ to 1 gm of saffron
To make badam milk powder
  1. 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.
  2. Store in an air tight container. Stays good for several months.
how to use almond powder to make milk or alternate ways to use almond powder
  1. Stir in the almond powder to a cup of hot milk. Allow it to cool down and serve it.
  2. or
  3. 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.
  4. or
  5. Sprinkle the almond powder on your toddler’s cereals. This is a good way of serving almonds to toddlers who cannot still chew nuts.
  6. 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
  7. Can be used to your oatmeal cereal too
  8. Can be used to make any kinds of ladoos, burfis, cookies, cakes milkshakes etc.


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  1. Ranjana says

    How much amount of almond powder should be added for one cup of milk and also for any cereal or oatsoats?

    • swasthi says

      Hi Ranjana,
      For adults you can use 2 to 3 tsp. for kids depends on the age. For 2 years old you can use 1 to 1.5 tsp powder per day . Same quantity for milk or any cereal. If your kid digests well, You can slowly increase as the child grows. For a 10 year old, you can go up to 3 tsp. hope this helps

  2. Lakshmi Praveen says

    Hi swati,
    Thanks for wonderful receipe…just wanted to know if i want to add pista to it….do i have to roast it …could u plz guide me on this.


    • swasthi says

      Hi Lakshmi,
      Roasting helps to increase the shelf life of the powder and also bring out then aroma of the nut. But some amount of nutrients may be lost in pista due to roasting. so i suggest you to sun dry for a while and powder. Hope this helps

  3. Madhavi says

    Hi swasthi! Can i skip the sugar part while making the powder and add them before / whenever i serve? Because am on the diabetic side would like to avoid sugar when i drink and also avoid giving sugar to my baby. So if i can grind the powder with almonds alone and add sugar to guests later. Please advise. Thank you.

    • swasthi says

      Hi Madhavi, actually sugar helps to blend the almonds better, otherwise the texture would remain grainy. Even with sugar, it doesn’t get the smooth texture like the store bought ones, since there is no added starch in this. I suggest you to try the traditional way of making almond milk which i linked in this post, It is also very healthy. If you had gestational diabetes, it may go away if you follow a strict diet and exercise well.

  4. ashwini says

    can I give this to my 15 months old using bottle? he drinks his milk from bottle. My doubt is whether this powdered form will pass thro’ bottle? or I should sieve it before?

  5. Rehana says

    Wonderful recipe. I am planning to try this for my 1 year old baby. Can I prepare this powder by soaking the almonds for overnight instead of putting in hot water to remove the peel

    • swasthi says

      Hi Rehana,
      When we soak almonds for overnight they tend to turn very soft and fresh.
      It is hard to roast them again to make powder. may be you can try soaking them just for 3 to 4 hours.
      If you haven’t gone through this post on
      almond milk check it out.
      it may help you. hope this helps

    • swasthi says

      you can try in small quantity like 1/2 tsp powder.. If he digests well then slowly you can increase the quantity to 1 tsp. As he grows if it works good for him you can increase it to 1 1/2 tsp .

    • swasthi says

      Ashwitha, you will have to try and check if your kid likes. There will be coarse grains left in the milk, don’t know if young kids will like it or no.
      Try making it in small quantity and try. You can also add the powder to banana milk shake or apple milk shake. hope this helps.
      Do share with us, if your kid likes any of these

  6. says

    Hii Swasthi…Tats a really nice Post. will surely try with my kidoo.
    but instead of sugar i think Kismis or Dates(Dry) will be good n healthy for kids.

  7. says

    Swasthi,thanks for sharing :) will give it a try soon.Yesterday didnt read ur blog n i just gave
    it 1 time to my son by mixing it into his cereal not sprinkle it.
    Is that ok?he loves it. -jason’s mom