In Muslim culture, the ninth month of the calendar year is a celebration called Ramadan, dedicated toward purifying the soul during the day and then breaking that daily fast with flavorful treats. Your child can create this unique and refreshing beverage to enjoy in celebration of Ramadan.
What You Need:
- 1 cup unsalted, raw almonds
- 1 cup water
- 3 cup water
- ½ cup sugar
- Dash of paprika
- Small bowl
- Paper towel
- Jar with a lid
What You Do:
- Invite your child to prepare for making the badam sharbat by soaking the almonds in a small bowl filled with water and placing in the fridge to soak overnight.
- The next day, your child can strain the almonds and then place in the blender along with the 3 cups of water, sugar, and dash of paprika.
- Now she can blend the ingredients in the blender for about 30 seconds or until everything is smooth.
- Invite your child to line a strainer with a sheet of paper towel and place on top of a bowl. Now she can carefully pour the almond mixture over the bowl and strainer, allowing the liquid to drain into the bowl.
- Allow the mixture to strain for about 20 minutes and then invite your child to gently press on the crushed almonds, releasing more of the liquid. Then she can also squeeze the paper towel without tearing the paper, releasing even more of the milk.
- Invite your child to ladle the liquid into a jar with a lid and chill in the fridge for at least an hour. Once the liquid has cooled, invite her to enjoy a glass over ice!
Did You Know:
Badam sharbat is traditionally made with saffron? Saffron is one of the most expensive spices in the world, costing as much as $315 an ounce!