Badam Sharbat

// Badam Sharbat or Almond Sharbat is a refreshingly delicious and healthy summer drink made using raw almonds, sugar, cardamom, and water.



Badam Sharbat or Almond Sharbat is a refreshingly delicious and healthy summer drink made using raw almonds, sugar, cardamom, and water. It is a perfect cooling drink for parties, get-togethers, and celebrations!  

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A chilled glass of this nourishing summer drink helps quench your thirst and keeps you hydrated during hot weather.

On this page, you will get a step-by-step picture and video recipe on How to Make Badam Shararat at home!  

About Badam Sharbat

Badam Sharbat, also known as Almond Sharbat or, Badam ka Sharbat is an exquisite, delectable, and rejuvenating cooling summer drink that originates from the Indian subcontinent.  

It is an almond flavored concentrate or badam syrup made with almonds, sugar, water, and flavoring such as cardamom. Mix a tablespoon of this concentrate with chilled milk or water and your glass full of flavorful and nourishing beverage is ready to serve.

This badam ka sharbat is an excellent choice for parties, or any other occasion where you want to impress your guests. Jam packed with the goodness of almonds, this thirst-quenching drink is not only satisfying for your taste buds, but it also has numerous health benefits.  

Prepared from raw almonds, this easy to make sharbat is a reliable source of essential nutrients like healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals.

A chilled glass of this drink is also a natural energy booster that gives you an instant energy boost and keeps you active throughout the day.

This almond sharbat is a versatile drink that can be customized. You can try making it with different flavorings such as saffron, almond essence, kewra water or rose water. You can also make it by mixing it with other nuts such as cashews or pistachios.

Not only in summer, but this nutritious beverage can also be enjoyed anytime you want. So, if you want to enjoy this drink in winter, you can use this concentrate to make hot almond flavored milk.

There are some other sharbat flavors which are famous in India. These sharbats are orange sharbat, rose sharbat, mango sharbat, mint sharbat, lemon sharbat, khus khus sharbat, pistachio sharabat, mohabbat ka sharbat, etc.

This Badam Sharbat

✓ has a delightful flavor  

✓ has nourishing properties

✓ is simple and easy to make at home

✓ a wonderful choice for parties, get-togethers

✓ is also good for skin and hair

✓ helps quench your thirst effectively

✓ is rich in nutrients in vitamin E

✓ keeps you refreshed and hydrated

✓ gives you an instant energy boost

✓ aids in digestion and relaxation

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Badam Sharbat Ingredients

Badam Ka Sharbat is a refreshing drink made using 3 main and 2 optional ingredients. Here are the ingredients used in Almond Sharbat:

  • Almonds: Almonds or badam is a primary ingredient of Badam Ka Sharbat recipe. You can use both raw and blanched almonds for this recipe. Since it is a key ingredient, make sure to use fresh and superior quality almonds for the best taste and flavor.

  • Sugar: It is added to sweeten this drink. Sugar also balances the flavor of the almonds. You can adjust the amount of sugar depending on personal taste preference. Other sweeteners that can be used in this recipe are brown sugar, jaggery powder, coconut sugar or palm sugar.

 

  • Water: It is used for soaking almonds, diluting almond paste, and cooking syrup. To make it a drinkable consistency you can either use water, almond milk, or regular milk.  

  • Flavorings: Freshly grounded cardamom, almond essence, and saffron strands are added to give this almond drink a delicate flavor and aroma. You can also use cardamom extract here.

Other flavorings that go well in this badam ka sharbat are saffron essence, rose water, or kewra water.  

  • Ice cubes: They are generally added to sharbats to keep them chilled. Adding ice cubes is optional though.

How to make Badam Ka Sharbat at home

Making badam syrup or badam ka sharbat concentrate at home is quite simple. To make this sharbat, soak raw or blanched almonds overnight. In the morning, discard the almonds and rinse them.  

Remove the almond skin if using raw almonds. After that, make a smooth paste with almond and water. In a pan, cook together milk and water until it forms 1 string syrup. Then add paste to it and boil for 10-12 minutes or until the syrup is thickened.  

Let it cool completely before storing. Once cooled, transfer it to a sterilized glass bottle. You can also strain the mixture at this point. Keep it refrigerated for up to 2 months.

To serve, take a tall glass and add 4-5 ice cubes and 1-2 tablespoons of Badam syrup (concentrate). Top it with chilled milk or water. Stir well until combined. You can also garnish with a few strands of saffron or chopped almonds.

Your refreshing Badam sharbat is ready, drink chilled.  

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How to make Brahmi Badam Sharbat Recipe

To make a Brahmi Badam Sharbat Recipe, you need to follow the same recipe as Badam Sharbat, just add Brahmi leaves to the Badam and sugar mixture. Brahmi leaves are known for their memory and concentration improving properties.

Variations  

Badam Sharbat is a simple almond syrup made using basic ingredients. You can customize this drink to suit different tastes and preferences. Here are some Almond Sharbat recipe variations that you can try at home:

Kesar Badam Sharbat

To make this version of sharbat, add about 1 teaspoon of crushed saffron strands to sugar syrup. In this recipe, you can skip cardamom powder. The rest of the recipe will be the same.

Kaju Badam Sharbat

To make Kaju Badam Ka Sharbat, use cashews and almonds in 1:1 quantity. Soak them separately and blend together until smooth, and follow the same recipe.

Rose Badam Sharbat

To make rose flavored badam sharbat swap cardamom powder with 1-2 tablespoons of rose water. You can also mix badam syrup with ¼ cup of rose syrup to give it a more intense rose flavor and a pretty pink color.

Pistachio Badam Sharbat

To make this sharbat, use pistachios and almonds in equal quantities. Soak them separately for 8 hours. In the morning, remove pistachio skin and blend pistachio and almonds together until smooth. Add some pistachio nuts to the glass before serving.

Spiced Badam Sharbat

To make a spiced version of this sharbat, you can add ½ of fresh black pepper powder to badam sharbat mixture along with almond paste.

Alternatively, you can add 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, or pinch of ground nutmeg, or 1/ teaspoon of ginger powder to the badam ka sharbat mixture to give it a warm and spicy flavor.

Serving Suggestions

Badam Ka Sharbat tastes best when served chilled over ice cubes. You can either dilute badam syrup with chilled milk or chilled water and chill it in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving or add ice cubes to the drink.  

To make it look more appealing, you can also garnish it with a few sliced or chopped almonds or dried rose petals.  

Badam ka Sharbat can be served as a standalone drink or can also be paired with snacks like corn chaat, bread chaat, hara bhara kabab, chips chaat, samosa, or paneer pakora.

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Storage Suggestions

Almond Sharbat concentrate stays fresh for up to 2 months when stored in the refrigerator in a sterilized glass bottle.  

Freeze: You can also freeze the badam syrup in ice cube trays for a longer shelf life. This way, you can relish this drink for many months, even after the summer season has passed.  

To freeze, transfer the cooled syrup to an ice cube tray and freeze. Once frozen, transfer the badam syrup cubes to a Ziplock bag or freezer-safe container and freeze again. When you want to drink, add the badam sharbat cubes to a glass, top with chilled water or milk.

Stir and drink chilled almond sharbat.

Other delicious Indian summer drink recipes are Jal Jeera, Masala Shikanji, Masala Chaas, Mango Lassi, Peach Lassi, Badam Milkshake, Mango Milkshake, Aam Panna Recipe, and Strawberry Lassi.  

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Tips and tricks to make Badam Sharbat

Making a perfect Badam Ka Sharbat is extremely easy and straightforward. By following these simple tips, you can make perfectly delicious and refreshing summer drink badam sharbat:

  1. Soak the almonds: It is important to soak the raw or blanched almonds in water for at least 4-6 hours or overnight. This soaking step will help soften the almonds and make them easier to blend.  

  2. Remove the almond skin: If you are using raw almonds, then remember to remove the skin from almonds. After soaking, you can remove the skin by gently rubbing the almonds between your fingers. This way you will get a smooth and creamy badam paste.

  3. Make smooth paste: For making smooth almond paste, use a blender, food processor or a mixer. A high-speed blender will help create a fine and uniform paste.

  4. Flavorings: I have used cardamom powder, almond essence and saffron strands for flavoring. To enhance the flavor and aroma of this badam syrup, you can also use other flavorings such as rose water, kewra water, or saffron essence.

  5. Adjust sugar to taste: For making this badam syrup, you can adjust the sweetness depending on personal taste preferences. So, feel free to add more or less sugar.  

  6. Serving: When serving sharbat, it is recommended to start with a small amount of badam syrup. Mix well, taste, and then gradually increase it to achieve the desired flavor and sweetness.

  7. Liquid: To dilute this sharbat, you can use both milk and water. The milk that tastes great in this sharbat is regular dairy milk or unsweetened almond milk. The amount of liquid depends on personal preference.  

photo of a glass of badam ka sharbat on a tray with a straw and a plant in the background

FAQ

What is Badam Sharbat?

Badam Sharbat is a popular and revitalizing summer drink in the Indian subcontinent. This beverage is made using almond paste, sugar, and water. It is a perfect drink to be served at parties and celebrations.

Can I freeze Almond Sharbat?

Yes, freezing almond sharbat is possible. To freeze, pour chilled concentrate into ice cubes and freeze. Then transfer the frozen cubes to a freezer-safe container and freeze again. However, keep in mind that the texture and consistency of the badam syrup cubes will be different.

Can I add other flavors to Badam Ka Sharbat?

Yes, definitely you can add other flavors to this sharbat recipe. Other flavors that enhance the taste and aroma of this drink are rose water, kewra water, or saffron.

Can I use store-bought almond milk to make Badam Sharbat?

You can absolutely use store-bought or homemade almond milk for diluting sharbat.

Can I make Badam Sharbat without sugar?

Making sugar free almond sharbat is possible. You can swap sugar with honey. But remember, that the flavor and consistency of the drink may be different.

How long does Badam Sharbat last?

Badam sharbat concentrate stays fresh for up to 2 months when stored in an airtight container or glass bottle in the refrigerator. Simply shake the bottle before using it.  

What are the benefits of drinking Almond Sharbat?

Badam ka sharbat is a nutritious and healthy drink which is rich in vitamin E, protein, and fiber. It also improves digestion and promotes overall well-being.

Can I make Badam Sharbat in advance?

Making badam sharbat from syrup does not take more than 1 minute. Simply add it to a glass and dilute it with liquid. So, there is no need to make this Badam Sharbat in advance.


Badam Sharbat (Step-by-step photo instructions)

For making Badam Sharbat

  1. Rinse almonds and soak them in 1.5 cups of water for 6 hours or overnight. If using raw almonds, then peel off the skin, but don’t discard the water. The skin should easily come off after soaking.
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  3. In a high-speed blender, add the peeled almonds along with the water you soaked it in. Blend until you get a smooth and creamy almond paste.
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  5. In a saucepan, combine the sugar, water, and heat over medium heat until the sugar dissolves completely. Keep stirring continuously. Add saffron strands and boil for about 5 minutes on medium heat.
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  7. Next, add the almond paste to the sugar syrup and stir well. Cook for about 10-12 minutes, while stirring occasionally. After that, turn off the heat. Add the almond essence and mix well. Also, add cardamom powder to the mixture, and stir well. Remove the concentrate from the heat and let the syrup cool down to room temperature. Badam syrup or concentrate is ready.
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  9. You can also strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any almond bits. Once the concentrate has cooled, transfer the badam syrup to a sterilized glass bottle, and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 months. To make sharbat, add ice cubes to a tall glass. Pour 2-3 tablespoons of badam syrup. Top with chilled milk or chilled water. Stir and serve Badam Sharbat chilled.
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Recipe Card


Badam Sharbat [Recipe]

Recipe Image
Badam Sharbat or Almond Sharbat is a refreshingly delicious and healthy summer drink made using raw almonds, sugar, cardamom, and water.
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Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
35 mins
Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
Drinks Indian 18 servings
Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
179 calories 1

INGREDIENTS

For Badam Sharbat
  • 200 grams of blanched or raw almonds
  • 3 cups sugar (adjust according to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • Pinch of saffron strands
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond essence
  • 3.5 cups water
For serving
  • Milk or water
  • Ice cubes

INSTRUCTIONS:

For making Badam Sharbat
  1. Rinse almonds and soak them in 1.5 cups of water for 6 hours or overnight. If using raw almonds, then peel off the skin, but don’t discard the water. The skin should easily come off after soaking.
  2. In a high-speed blender, add the peeled almonds along with the water you soaked it in. Blend until you get a smooth and creamy almond paste.
  3. In a saucepan, combine the sugar, water, and heat over medium heat until the sugar dissolves completely. Keep stirring continuously. Add saffron strands and boil for about 5 minutes on medium heat.
  4. Next, add the almond paste to the sugar syrup and stir well. Cook for about 10-12 minutes, while stirring occasionally. After that, turn off the heat. Add the almond essence and mix well. Also, add cardamom powder to the mixture, and stir well. Remove the concentrate from the heat and let the syrup cool down to room temperature. Badam syrup or concentrate is ready.
  5. You can also strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any almond bits. Once the concentrate has cooled, transfer the badam syrup to a sterilized glass bottle, and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 months. To make sharbat, add ice cubes to a tall glass. Pour 2-3 tablespoons of badam syrup. Top with chilled milk or chilled water. Stir and serve Badam Sharbat chilled.

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NOTES:

  1. It is important to soak the raw or blanched almonds in water for at least 4-6 hours or overnight. This soaking step will help soften the almonds and make them easier to blend.
  2. If you are using raw almonds, then remember to remove the skin from almonds.
  3. For making this badam syrup, you can adjust the sweetness depending on personal taste preferences. So, feel free to add more or less sugar.
  4. When serving sharbat, it is recommended to start with a small amount of badam syrup. Mix well, taste, and then gradually increase it to achieve the desired flavor and sweetness.


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