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Almond Pez | Healthy Winter Drink For Toddlers

One drink I associate with winters is a thick and creamy almond porridge. This warm beverage has been part of our winter diet for generations now. 

The recipe has been passed down from my grandma and I usually don’t make any other additions or swaps. It reminds me of my childhood and I like the flavors to be just the same.

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Besides being used as a warm drink during winter months, this porridge is also made in our home for older patients or sick children trying to make a quick recovery from illness.

If you are looking for warm drinks for toddlers with a cold, you have got to try this recipe. Most children who enjoy the flavor of milk will love this thick almond porridge too.


almond porridge in a cup

Almond Pez | Almond Porridge For Toddlers

A warm winter drink for toddlers and older children made with almonds and milk.
Prep Time 10 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 10 hours 15 minutes
Course Drinks, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • 1/3 cup almonds
  • 1/2 litre milk
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp corn flour
  • few strands of saffron


  • Soak almonds overnight. The next day peel off the skin, chop roughly and make a paste with some water in a mixer grinder. Make sure to get a smooth consistency.
  • In a bowl of room temperature milk add the almond paste, sugar and cornflour slurry. (To make slurry, mix cornflour in a little milk before adding to the pez preparation.)
  • Warm this milk mixture on a medium flame, make sure to keep stirring intermittently so that the pez doesn’t stick at the bottom of the vessel. Add a few strands of saffron between cooking.
  •  Stop cooking when it comes to a boil and remove from flame.
  • Serve warm.


Note: If you want thick porridge consistency you can add more almonds, about 2/3 cup for thick consistency.
I usually adjust thickness depending on the need. If a sick patient is not eating other foods this porridge can become a meal replacement. 
You can try alterations to the recipe by swapping out white sugar and replacing it with jaggery powder or brown sugar.
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Comment below what are some traditional recipes you associate with winter?  Do you make special drinks for toddlers and older children during winters?

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