When growing up having Badam Milk in the evening was a rare treat! Krishna Bakery in Mysore used to serve delicious cold Badam Milk with slivers of Badam (Almond) floating on top.
Time required: 10 Minutes + soaking time
1 Cup Badam, Soaked and peeled
1 Cup Sugar Powder, Optional
5 Cardamom, Powdered
Few strands of Saffron
Dry roast the Almonds until all the moisture evaporates. Let the flame be low. Keep stirring to avoid burning the Almonds.
Grind Almonds to a powder. Mix Sugar, Cardamom, and Saffron. Store in an airtight jar. I have not used Sugar while making this powder to enable people on diet to enjoy the drink.
To make the drink, add 1 tbsp of Badam Powder to a glass of either hot or cold milk and serve.