How to Make Date And Skim Milk Powder Ladoo for Toddlers - FirstCry Parenting

Date And Skim Milk Powder Ladoo Recipe

Dates and Skim Milk Powder Ladoo is easy to make and a great piece of snack for kids and adults alike. Dates and Skim Milk Powder Ladoo for babies is a delectable treat and dessert for your growing child. It can be combined with walnuts, almonds, peanuts and pistachios to enhance the nutrient value.

Cooking Time

Type Time (hh:mm:ss)
Preparation Time 00:15:00
Cook Time 00:05:00
Total Time 00:20:00

Total Servings: 3-4

Cooking Method: Gas stove or induction

Suitable For: Any toddler above 13 months of age

Type of Meal: Suitable for vegetarians and vegans

Meal Schedule: Dessert after lunch or dinner, snack in-between meals

Recipe Type: Dessert or snack


Ingredients Quantity & Volume 
Dates chopped 20 – 25
Walnuts chopped 1 tbsp
Cashews 1 tbsp
Almonds 1 tbsp
Dry coconut ( grated finely) or dessicated coconut {optional} 1 tsp
Pistachios chopped or ground finely 2 tbsp
Skimmed Milk Powder 1-2 tbsp


One of the easiest snack you can conjure up for your baby, read on to find out how to make Dates and Skim Milk Powder Ladoo. Follow the simple step by step guide to make this delicious dessert that is sure to become your toddler’s favourite.

  • Dry roast the mixed dry fruits in a pan on a low flame for about 2-3 minutes. Set them aside to cool. Make sure you stir the mixture continuously.
  • In the same pan add the chopped dates and stir until they become really soft and mushy. Knead the soft dates or blend them in a blender.
  • Add the desiccated coconut at the stage and mix well.
  • At this stage you can pulse the mixed dry fruit mixture into a fine or coarse powder.
  • Next, mix the kneaded dates, desiccated coconut and dry fruit mixture.
  • Sprinkle the skimmed milk powder over this mixture and knead the mixture well with your hand until it all blends well.
  • Take small portions of this mixture and roll into small balls.
  • You can roll these and coat them in finely ground pistachio powder to give it a unique taste.

Recipe Tips

  • Dates and Skim Milk Powder Ladoo can be made in a jiffy and can be stored for a duration of fifteen days.
  • It is a perfect dish to serve kids as a dessert for that additional nutrition.
  • The dish is perfect for babies and toddler over 18 months of age. You toddler must be just developing teeth and it is advisable to finely grind the dry fruits.
  • Knead the dates well or blend into a mixture so that your baby can chew the ladoo.
  • You do not need to add additional sugar to the Dates and Skim Milk Powder Ladoo for babies as the dates, coconut and skimmed milk powder add to the sweetness of the dish.

Nutritional Facts Per Servings

Nutrient Value
Calories 80 kCal
Fats 2 gm
Carbohydrates 14 gms
Protein 1 gms
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 1 mg
Sugar 11 gms
Folic Acid 56.5 mg
Iron 0.3 mg
Calcium 10 mg
Potassium 141 mg
Fibre 1 gm

Health Benefits

This homemade Dates and Skim Milk Powder Ladoo baby food recipe is loaded with benefits for the healthy growth of your baby:

  • Dates are rich in fibre and a rich source of antioxidants
  • Almonds are rich in fat, protein, magnesium and Vitamin E.
  • Walnuts are rich in Omega-3 and are loaded with antioxidants.
  • Cashews are good for the skin and the eyes.

Buying Guide

You need to take some care when buying the ingredients for Dates and Skim Milk Powder baby food recipe. Read on to find out what you need to watch out for whilst getting your preparation for the dish:

  • Dates you buy must be bought in packaged form. Make sure you pick dates that are juicy and succulent. Dates that are dry will not be ideal for this recipe.
  • Almonds, cashews, pistachios and other dry fruits that you add must be sourced from reputed supermarkets or bought in packaged form. You could be tempted to buy loose quantities of the dry fruits but it is not an ideal option. Dry fruits sold in loose quantities often tend to be adulterated.
  • Make sure you check the expiry date on the packet of the packaged good that you buy.
  • Desiccated coconut must also be bought in packaged form and the expiry date must be checked before use.
  • You can opt to use fresh coconut that is grated. If using fresh coconut, then dry roast the grated coconut on a low flame to enhance the taste.
  • Skimmed Milk Powder is available in bottles and packets. Most skimmed milk powders have a shelf life. Make sure you buy branded good from supermarkets. It is important to check the expiry date before use. Skimmed Milk Powder has a small amount of sugar in it.
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