In the Hejazi region region of Saudi Arabia almond milk is a popular Winter drink, much like the zanjabel haleeb (ginger milk) here in the Najdi region. I’ve heard the drink being referred to as loz haleeb (nut milk) or sweet coffee, I guess it just depends on who you’re speaking to. The drink itself has no caffeine in it, so it’s a nice treat for everyone and it should always be served with little spoons so the almonds can be scooped up, it’s pretty delicious.
2 cups milk
1 tablespoon rice flour (add more if you like it thicker)
1 tablespoon sugar (more if you like it sweet)
1 tablespoon chopped almonds
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
Roasted almonds, thinly sliced
1. In a saucepan on low-medium heat, add milk until thoroughly warm, continue mixing so the milk does not stick. Add the rice flour while stirring to thicken the liquid, if it’s not thickening slightly turn up the heat.
2. Once thickened all chopped almonds, cardamom and sugar, mix well.
3. Pour the milk into cups, then sprinkle the tops with the roasted almonds and cinnamon.
Yields: 4 servings