Chestnut Cardamom Milk Recipe – A warm, flavorful, mildly sweet, and refreshing hot beverage made with seasonal chestnuts, milk, and cardamom! A perfect drink on a cold day!
What are chestnuts?
Chestnuts are hard-skinned nuts that are very popular in Europe, USA , Asia, and middle eastern counties. Chestnuts are also called Marroni, Marrons, Kestane, Castañas, Kastanien, Châtaignes and Castagne in Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Turkey, Italy and other European countries. Roasted marroni or chestnuts are a very popular European street food in the winter. We buy the warm roasted chestnuts from the street vendors here in Europe. The raw chestnuts can be roasted or cooked to use in many dishes such as hummus, truffles, chocolate spread, cakes, cookies, and soups. Read more about them here
What is chestnut cardamom milk?
Chestnut cardamom milk is a super simple and easy hot beverage made with staple ingredients. It is a perfect substitute for hot chocolate in winters, especially with supermarkets stocking up on chestnuts supplies and everyone having a go at chestnuts on the streets.
Why we love this recipe
Requires just 4 ingredients!
A great alternative to regular hot beverages.
Can easily turn it into a vegan-friendly drink.
A perfect dish if you are looking to try some new recipes using the seasonal chestnuts.
Cooked or Roasted Chestnuts
How to make it vegan?
Replace milk with the same amount of any plant-based milk such as oats milk or almond milk to make it vegan.
Should I use roasted or cooked chestnuts?
Either would work well. I have used cooked chestnuts in this recipe.
Can I use frozen chestnuts?
Absolutely! Thaw them first before you use them.
What can I use instead of sugar?
You can use maple syrup, brown sugar, or palm sugar in the place of white sugar.
You can also add a little bit of cinnamon powder for a different flavor variation.
Swapping milk with almond milk isn’t a bad idea either.
Enjoyed best over any family gathering leading up to Christmas or even up to Easter.
Can be enjoyed as a simple hot drink during winter days.
Adjust the thickness of the drink by adding more chestnuts or milk.
Increase the quantity of sugar if you want more sweetness.
Step by step instructions
Combine the chestnuts, sugar, and cardamom powder in a blender jar.
Pour two cups of milk into it.
Blend everything until smooth and nice.
Transfer it to a saucepan and let it simmer for 5-6 minutes.
When it starts to boil, turn off the flame and serve immediately.
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How to make chestnut cardamom milk recipe video below:
Chestnut Cardamom Milk
- ¾ Cup Cooked or Roasted Chestnuts approx. 8 or 9 whole chestnuts
- 1 Teaspoon Cardamom Powder
- 3 Tablespoons Sugar
- 2 Cups Milk
- Combine all the ingredients in a blender jar and blend everything until smooth.
- Transfer it to a saucepan and let it simmer for 5-6 minutes.
- Once it starts boiling, remove it from the flame and pour it into cups.
- Serve immediately
Nutrition values are estimates only.