Milk and milk based desserts were part of my childhood routines. I have always had special likings for those Bengali sweets (which deserves an entire new post)! Apart from that, my sweet memories of ‘Milk Kowa’ is like this: pearly white, grainy and melt in mouth kind. Whenever the cravings kicks in, its kind of cool to fix this recipe in minutes. The whole milk gives a rich creamy flavor and a decadent punch. Though, the low fat milk would be a nice alternative…I wouldn’t recommend you to use it! As the sweet will lose its magic. Trust me, you will be absolutely thrilled to go by the thumb rule.
- Boil the whole milk and split it with lemon juice. Once the milk protein and whey separates completely, remove from heat. Now, run this over a fine-mesh colander and drain the whey. Reserve just half of the whey liquid and discard the other portion(or you can save it for some other recipe).
- Heat sugar and whey together and prepare a strong sugar syrup. Further add the cardamom plus solid milk to it. Keep stirring over medium to high heat until milk kova is achieved.
- Garnish with saffron strands. Serve chilled as a dessert.