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Almond Pez | Almond Porridge For Toddlers

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

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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.