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A Necessary Refreshment at all Parties.


  • 2 quarts of milk
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • 4 ounces of the best sweet almonds
  • rose-water


Boil the milk with the cinnamon and let it stand to be quite cold, first taking out the cinnamon; blanch the almonds, pound them in a marble mortar with a little rose-water; mix them well with the milk, sweeten it to your taste, and let it boil a few minutes only, lest the almonds should be oily; strain it through a very fine sieve till quite smooth, and free from the almonds, serve it up either cold or lukewarm, in glasses with handles.


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The Virginia Housewife (1860).

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