Saffron, Rose and Vanilla Thandai

A milk-shake type drink with texture, great for quenching your thirst.


  • 800 ml ice-cold milk (full fat)
  • 200 ml chilled whipping cream (lightly whipped to ‘soft peaks’)
  • 400 g can sweetened condensed milk
  • 200 g almonds (ground)
  • 25 g whole sunflower seeds (unsalted)
  • pinch saffron threads
  • 0.50 vanilla pod’s beans
  • 1 tblsp rose water
  • rose petals for garnish


  1. Pop the ground almonds and sunflower seeds into a food processor and blitz until they’re a powdery paste type texture.
  2. Place this paste into a blender with the milk, condensed milk, whipped cream, vanilla beans, saffron threads and rose-water.
  3. Blitz, garnish with rose petals and serve.


If you’d like a thinner texture pop a couple of ice cubes into the blender.


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