Almond Sherbert

    On a warn summer day, almond sherbert provides a cool refreshing drink with a rich nutty taste. This should be stirred
    occasionally to prevent the nuts from settling down at the bottom of the glass and should be served chilled.

    Serves 6:
    Preparation time: 10 minutes

    Ingredients:
  • Whole almonds – 50 gm ( ½ cup)
  • Full cream – 150 ml
  • Sugar – 7 teaspoon or to taste.
  • Saffron – 5-6 strands
  • Cardamom pods – 3-4
  • Almond essence – few drops.
  • Ice cubes – 4-5
  • Almond flakes – handful.


    Method:
  • Remove the green skin from the cardamom pods and add only the black seeds to the drink.

  • Put the whole almonds, cream, sugar, saffron, cardamom pods, almond essence, ice cubes in a blender and blend for 2
    minutes.

  • Garnish with almond flakes and serve chilled.


    Variation:
    You can use cashew nuts, plain unsalted peanuts, pistachios or walnuts as a substitute for almonds. Garnish with the
    same nuts as used in the drink.


    Tips:
    Use milk instead of cream if you want the sherbert to be low fat and lighter!