Almonds & Pistachio Milk Shake
Badam Pista Doodh

Mamta Gupta

This is a cool drink from North India. It is popular during the summer months. It is good as a substitute to breakfast. Use sweetener for diabetics. Serves 4

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4 cups milk (use skimmed milk, if you want to reduce fat content)
1 cup sugar or artificial sweetener to taste
1 tbsp. almonds, blanched and peeled (you can use ready blanched ones)
1 tbsp. pistachios, blanched and peeled
1/2 tsp. green cardamom or illaichi powder
1/2 tsp. rose water Available from Indian stores. In UK, also available in supermarkets like Sainsbury's. If using rose essence concentrate, use only a few drops. You can use a few strands of saffron instead. Soak in 1 tbsp. of warm water for a few minute
A few fresh rose petals, if available. These are wild rose petals, insecticide free.
Few ice cubes


1.Place all ingredients, except ice, in a blender and grind until smooth. It takes only a few seconds.
2.Place a couple of ice-cubes in each glass and pour over the milk shake.
3.Garnish with a few rose petals in each glass.
4.Serve immediately.


It can be made in advance and kept in the fridge. Don't add ice and rose petal garnish until just before serving.

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