Healthy Winter Milk – Dry Fruit Milk


  • 8 no. soft dates
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 cups (750ml) milk
  • 10-12 almonds
  • 2-3 walnuts
  • 4-5 cashews
  • 20-22 pistachios
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon ginger powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 1 pinch nutmeg powder

Note– Please read recipe notes in the end.

Main Equipment Used

Steps In Making

  1. Soak soft dates in hot water for 10 minutes. Once they turn soft, remove the seeds. Do not throw the water in which the dates were soaked. Transfer them in a  mixer grinder and grind until smooth.
  2. To grind the nuts, in a mixer grinder add almonds, walnuts, cashews, pistachios and grind for few 5 seconds. We need coarse texture, do not grind into a fine powder.
  3.  To prepare the winter milk in a pan add milk and bring it to a boil.
  4. Now add the grounded nuts and let them simmer on medium heat for couple of minutes.
  5. Now add turmeric powder, ginger powder, black pepper powder and cardamom powder. Mix well and let the milk cook with the spices for another minute.
  6. Now add the dates puree we prepared earlier and mix well. Let it simmer on medium heat for another minute.
  7. Lastly add some nutmeg powder and give it a final mix.
  8. Hot winter milk is ready. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

  • You can use any nuts of your choice.
  • Use can use full fat or low fat milk.
  • For extra sweetness you can add jaggery powder, honey or sugar.
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