* 100g almonds, raw * 1 cup sugar (to taste -- this is far more than I like) * 2-3 cups soy milk * 7-8 cardamom pods * 7-8 threads saffron * a little ghee or hot water * 1/4 tsp almond extract, optional
Soak the almonds in warm water for an hour, then peel them.
Grind them to a smooth paste, adding water as necessary.
Melt some ghee, add the saffron threads, and set aside to steep.
Mix in the milk, and simmer till the raw almond smell decreases.
Add a little almond extract, if desired (I like this).
Mix in the saffron-infused ghee.