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This Homemade Date Milk or Indian Khajoor ka Doodh is a naturally sweetened rich and delicious milk prepared with soft dates, milk, and flavorings such as cinnamon and cardamom.

This easy, nutritious, and health-boosting date sweetened milk can be made with regular dairy milk, unsweetened almond milk, coconut milk, or unsweetened cashew milk.

date milk in 3 transparent glasses with some dates on the side

Made with 2 main and 2 optional ingredients, this wholesome dates milk gets done in just 10 minutes.

About Date Milk

Packed with protein, fiber, and other nutrients, and flavored with cinnamon and cardamom, this khajoor wala doodh (dates milk) has an amazingly rich and fibrous texture from date chunks, which makes it an incredible flavored drink

The great thing about this Indian-style date milk is that it is one of such drinks that serves many purposes. You can serve it warm during cold nights, or it can also be served as a milkshake with your morning breakfast. Once at room temperature, you can even add it to your granola or favorite cereal.

Dates with milk are just so good, and this naturally made warm milk tastes delightful without any additives or sugar. I like to add some warming spices to brighten up the flavor and enhance its nutritious value. But adding any kind of flavoring is just optional.

Indian flavored milk and other drinks are very famous and loved by everyone for their fabulous taste and extraordinary health benefits. Other than this dates milk, I also love other milk such as saffron milk, haldi doodh, rose milk, masala doodh, ginger milk, etc. 

So are you ready to indulge yourself with a warm glass of flavored milk? There is nothing comfier than a hot mug of dates milk on a cold evening. :)

Plus, It comes with many health benefits, especially during the night. Did you know about the benefits of drinking Date milk at night? If not, then read further! 

close up of date milk in 3 transparent glasses with some dates and cardamom on the side

Health Benefits of Date Milk

Not only does date milk taste heavenly, but having a glass of this milk comes with many health benefits.

Below are some well-known benefits of drinking date milk:

  • Strengthens and revitalizes the skin

  • Thickens the texture of hair

  • Improves blood circulation

  • Prevents anemia

  • Improves vision and is good for overall eye health

  • Increases memory power and prevents dementia

  • Aids in digestion

  • Helps in enhancing and restoring energy levels

  • Improves sexual health

  • Encourages healthy weight gain

close up shot of a person holding a glass of date milk in one hand and date on the other hand

How to Make Date Milk

Making Indian-style date milk is very easy and simple to make. You would only need 2 main and 2 optional ingredients to make this recipe. Add milk, dates, cinnamon, and cardamom to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. The date milkshake is ready, at this point you can serve it as a milkshake. 

If you want to make warm date milk, then transfer the date milk to a saucepan and boil it. Add chopped dates and simmer for 7-8 minutes. Pour into glasses, sprinkle with saffron strands, and chopped pistachios, and serve warm! 

This Date Milk

✔ is delectable, flavourful rich, and creamy 

✔ is naturally sweetened

✔ has many amazing health benefits

✔ is very easy & quick 

✔ is prepared with 2 main ingredients

✔ can also be made vegan

✔ is suitable for all age groups

✔ is vegetarian & gluten-free

✔ keeps you warm during winter

✔ can also be served as a milkshake

overhead shot of date milk in 3 transparent glasses with some dates on the side

Ingredients

Date milk is prepared with some basic ingredients which are generally available in any kitchen. The ingredients you will require to make this Indian Date Milk are following:

  • Dates -  For making this milk you can use any type of your favorite dates. I personally like super soft and juicy dates. You can use date varieties such as Medina, Medjool, Dayari, or Mazafati dates. 

  • Milk – For the best-tasting rich and creamy milk, I would recommend using whole, or full-fat milk. Nevertheless, if you are not comfortable using full-cream milk, then you can add semi-skimmed milk. 

  • Flavorings – I have flavored this caramel-tasting milk with sweet scenting spices such as cinnamon powder and cardamom powder. You can also add other flavorings such as rose water or saffron. 

  • Serving - To make it look more appealing and appetizing I like to sprinkle my dates milk with chopped pistachios and saffron strands. However, decorating milk is absolutely optional.

More dates recipes you might want to try: Cream Cheese Stuffed Dates, Carrot Cake Balls, Dry Fruits Laddu, peanut date roll, and Dry Fruits Modak

Storage

Date milk can be consumed fresh right after boiling, or you can also store it in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. To store, let the milk cool down completely, then transfer it to an air-tight bottle or a pitcher with a lid. 

When you want to drink, add it to a saucepan and warm the milk in a stovetop pan, or add it to a microwave-safe cup and microwave for 1-2 minutes. 

date milk is being poured into a transparent glass

Important Tips & Tricks to make the best Date Milk

  1. Flavorings – I have flavored this milk with cinnamon and cardamom. You can also flavor this milk with vanilla or almond extract.

  2. Nuts & Seeds – Adding nuts & seeds gives more texture to this milk and makes it richer. Feel free to add any nuts (almonds, cashews, pistachios, or walnuts) of your choice. Soaked and pulsed poppy seeds and melon seeds can also be added to this milk.

  3. Spices – This milk uses cinnamon and cardamom. If you like hot flavors then you can also add a pinch of ground black pepper powder, ginger powder, nutmeg powder, or clove powder.

  4. Feel free to make some adjustments to make date milk more suitable for your taste buds.

  5. You can easily double or triple this recipe if you are serving dates milk to a large group.

  6. Date Milkshake – If using a date milkshake for a post-workout drink, then you can also add some vanilla protein powder to it.

  7. I like the chunks of dates in the hot milk, that’s why I added 3-4 chopped dates to the milk while boiling. You can also strain the milk, if you don’t like the fibrous dates in the milk.

a female is holding a spoon with date over a glass of date milk

FAQ

Can I have date milk for breakfast?

Yes, you can certainly have this dates milk with your breakfast along with some nuts and fruits. Starting your day with dates milk is a fantastic way to start the morning. When serving during summer, you can have it without boiling it as a breakfast or a milkshake. 

Date smoothie which is rich in fiber and other nutrients like glucose and fructose is not only nourishing and satisfying, but it would also keep your stomach full for long hours.

Can I have date milk for breakfast?

Yes, you can certainly have this dates milk with your breakfast along with some nuts and fruits. Starting your day with dates milk is a fantastic way to start the morning. When serving during summer, you can have it without boiling it as a breakfast or a milkshake. 

Date smoothie which is rich in fiber and other nutrients like glucose and fructose is not only nourishing and satisfying, but it would also keep your stomach full for long hours.

Can I add nuts to this date milk?

Yes, definitely you can. The addition of nuts would make this dates milk taste even richer. The nuts you can add to this milk are chopped almonds, chopped cashew nuts, chopped pistachios, or shredded coconut.

What type of milk is best for the Date Milk recipe?

For this flavoured milk recipe you can use any milk of your choice.  Here are some milk options that taste great in date milk: cashew milk, coconut milk, cow’s milk or any other dairy milk, oat milk, unsweetened almond milk, and unsweetened soy milk.

What is the best time to drink date milk?

If you want to have the health benefits of drinking dates milk, then it is best to consume it warm at night before bedtime. However, you can also have this as breakfast, brunch, or any other time you like. 

How to make Vegan Date Milk?

For making vegan date milk, you need to swap regular dairy milk with non-dairy milk such as almond milk, coconut milk, or soy milk. The rest of the recipe will be the same.

Can we drink date milk every day?

Due to its tastiness and many health benefits, you can enjoy this deliciously flavored milk every day. However, it is not advisable to drink it every day because hot milk with dates keeps the body warm, so if you drink it every day it would overheat your body. You can drink this milk twice or thrice a week.

Can I drink date milk in the evening?

Yes, you can drink this milk at night. In fact, to gain its amazing benefits, you should drink warm date milk before bedtime. It promotes relaxation, reduces bloating, and absorbs more calcium when consumed at night.


Date Milk (Step-by-step photo instructions)

Date Milkshake

  1. Add milk to a blender jar (you can use any milk of your choice). Also, add 6-7 pitted dates, ground cinnamon, and ground cardamom. Blend on high speed until smooth and creamy. You can serve it as milkshake. Or make warm date milk with it.6
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How to Make Date Milk (Khjoor Ka Doodh)

  1. To make warm date milk, add prepared date milkshake to a saucepan or pot. Stir well and heat on the medium heat. Bring it to a boil. Once it comes to a boil, turn the heat to low. Then add 2-3 pitted chopped dates and mix well. Simmer for 7-8 minutes or until fragrant and flavorful.
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  3. Transfer the date milk to a jug. Pour hot date milk into serving glasses or mugs. Sprinkle with saffron stands and chopped pistachios. This step is optional. Serve it immediately with any of your favorite snacks, or drink it warm before bedtime.
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Date Milk [Recipe]

Recipe Image
This Homemade Date Milk or Indian Khajoor ka Doodh is a naturally sweetened rich and delicious milk made with soft dates, milk, and spices.
★★★★✰
(Rating: 4.9 from 5 reviews)

Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
12 mins
Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
Drinks, Breakfast Indian 3 servings
Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
109 calories 1

INGREDIENTS

For Date Milk
  • 10-11 pitted soft dates (medjool, medina, or any other sweet types of taste)
  • 3 cups milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
For Topping (Optional)
  • 13-15 saffron strands
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pistachios

INSTRUCTIONS:

Date Milkshake
  1. Add milk to a blender jar (you can use any milk of your choice). Also, add 6-7 pitted dates, ground cinnamon, and ground cardamom. Blend on high speed until smooth and creamy. You can serve it as milkshake. Or make warm date milk with it.6
How to Make Date Milk (Khjoor Ka Doodh)
  1. To make warm date milk, add prepared date milkshake to a saucepan or pot. Stir well and heat on the medium heat. Bring it to a boil. Once it comes to a boil, turn the heat to low. Then add 2-3 pitted chopped dates and mix well. Simmer for 7-8 minutes or until fragrant and flavorful.
  2. Transfer the date milk to a jug. Pour hot date milk into serving glasses or mugs. Sprinkle with saffron stands and chopped pistachios. This step is optional. Serve it immediately with any of your favorite snacks, or drink it warm before bedtime.

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NOTES:

  1. I like the chunks of dates in the hot milk, that’s why I added 3-4 chopped dates to the milk while boiling. You can also strain the milk, if you don’t like the fibrous dates in the milk.
  2. This milk recipe has cinnamon and cardamom. If you like hot flavors then you can also add a pinch of ground black pepper powder, ginger powder, nutmeg powder, or clove powder.
  3. Feel free to make some adjustments to make date milk more suitable for your taste buds.
  4. You can easily double or triple this recipe if you are serving dates milk to a large group.

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