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Vegan Zaffrani Mewa Doodh

Zaffrani Mewa Doodh is a rich, thick and creamy milk based drink that is best served warm. Made with saffron, vegan ricotta cheese and different dry fruits, this popular drink from the Indian cuisine is given a dairy free twist to make it a treat to sip on. A refreshing drink that packs a nutritious punch too.
Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Author Priya Lakshminarayan


  • 2 tbsp saffron
  • 2 cups Silk All Natural Vanilla Almondmilk
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 8 almonds
  • 8 cashews
  • 8 pecans
  • 1/3 cup pistachios
  • 1/4 cup vegan cottage cheese
  • 2-3 tbsp chopped dates


  • First, soak saffron in warm milk for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, coarsely grind the nuts like almonds, cashews, pecans and pistachios together. Pour Silk All Natural Vanilla Almondmilk to a thick bottomed pan and bring cook on a medium flame to bring it to a boil. Then add vegan cottage cheese, poppy seeds and chopped dates. Stir and lower the flame. Continue to cook the milk for 45-50 minutes. Keep stirring regularly. Eventually, the milk would reduce and thicken a bit. Then add the saffron and milk mixture to the pan. Stir and take it off the flame. You can serve this Vegan Zaffrani Mewa Doodh either hot or cold.