This flavorful drink is made from ground almonds and flavored with rose essence. It can be served cold on a hot day or served hot on a cold day. Choice is yours but the result is pure bliss. This is slightly adapted from vahrehvah.com and like always, tweaked to suit my taste.
almonds-25-30(soaked overnight and ground to a fine paste)
sugar or honey- to taste
rose essence-a few drops
cow milk-1/2 a gallon
Directions: Bring the milk to a rolling boil. Reduce the heat and add the almond paste, sugar or honey to taste and stir. Save a few strands of the saffron to garnish and put the rest of it into the boiling milk and let boil for a few minutes. When the saffron gets dissolved and the milk turns a nice light yellow in color, turn off the stove and add the rose essence. Let the milk cool completely and chill before you pour into serving glasses. Garnish with a few strands of saffron and serve. Enjoy!