Cardamom Almond Spiced Milk / Badam Harira

Another month, another Muslim Food Bloggers Challenge! Although I’ve passed on the last few months of challenges because of one reason or another, I’m excited to be participating today. The theme for this month is befittingly Ramadan Memories. We were asked to share a recipe for anything that reminds us of Ramadan. I jumped at the chance because I’ve been dying to make my mom’s version of a Badam Harira (a cardamom and almond spiced milk).

This drink takes me back to my childhood. My mom would make this delicious and homey beverage multiple times every Ramadan (not sure why not throughout the year, though). I still remember the small black saucepan she would cook it in and allow it to cool in. Sometimes when she would be running low on time she would serve it warm, and other times she would let it cool in the refrigerator. It’s delicious and comforting either way!

To see what lovely Ramadan memories the other bloggers are sharing, be sure to check out their submissions here:



Badam Harira

Yield: 4 Servings


  • 4 cups milk
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup almonds, coarsely ground
  • 3 cardamoms


Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan, and warm over medium heat. Cook, while stirring, until the sugar has dissolved, about 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and serve either warm or cold.


5 responses

  1. Harira is from my childhood memories too and it was a ramadan speciality …as this drink is considered to be an energy drink for the fasting people. I love the way you have clicked and making it more tempting.

  2. I am in love with those mugs Henna! This is definitely a drink that mums make especially during Ramadan. This year, I havent made any warm drinks so far even though I think about it during the day! Perfect share!

  3. What better timing than to share this one, isn’t it? 🙂 Looks nice and simple with all goodness is one bowl… We also make something similar and call it Badaam Paal or Almond Milk, and have more ingredients like saffron and rose water pushed into it apart from the quintessential cardamom… thank you for reminding me that I didn’t make it at all for this Ramadan!

  4. its a easy and healthy treat for iftar.. even i make this harira now and then for iftar… you have presented so beautifully…..yum

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