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Carrot-dates Spiced Milk.

By Harini
There is nothing better than chilled flavored milk in this hot summer days. No matter how much ever cold substances we consume we are still craving for more.Personally if I am allowed I would love to skip even regular meals and live on cold liquid diet on hot sultry days :)Flavored milk is a great way to make children drink their milk.Carrot milk is something I grew up with,my mom used to make absolutely yummy drink that we would feast up on. Today I took her much trusted recipe and made few modifications and added few ingredients and it was a winner. Carrots and dates along with almond and cashews with cinnamon steeped milk makes such a tasty drink with sweet earthy nutty flavors-all in one  What would be the better way to add carrots and dates in our diet other than having it as a cold yummy treat,just try this for once and it would leave you wanting more :)

Carrot-dates spiced milk.

3 cups whole milk
1 carrot
4-6 pitted  dates
10 almonds
10 cashews
1 small piece cinnamon
1 large cardamom
2 Tbs sweetened  condensed milk
2 tsp sugar or honey
Few strands of saffron
1.Pressure cook carrots and dates up to 3 whistles.Soak almonds and cashews in warm water for 30 minutes. Once pressure is released grind the carrots,dates, almonds and cashews to a smooth paste and keep aside.
2.In a thick bottomed vessel bring milk to a boil along with cinnamon sugar,cardamom and condensed milk.Mix in the ground paste and boil in low flame for 5 to 7 minutes.Garnish with saffron and serve cold.
Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4

1.Generally this is made a bit more thick,I have increased the amount of milk as we like our drink a bit dilute.
2.This can also be served warm.

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