This spiced vanilla milk with honey recipe is the perfect way to start any day. Not only in the winter months but when you need that extra comforting hug of a warm drink. I am a creature of habit. I love my routine. Especially when it comes on to breakfast. I eat the same thing most mornings. I really don’t like change in the morning. I call it the calm before the storm. So I try to keep it simple. I usually have this warm spiced vanilla milk with honey along with some toast. This is my true homebody self. I love quite mornings. I love dunking my toast in my milk. Can you still hang with me?
Ever since I was a child my grandmother would make this for me. She would make a whole song and dance of it. She would warm the milk add the spices. She was magical. The scent of warm honey and cinnamon mixed into semi-scalding milk is something that lives in my treasure box of my childhood.
So when I was pregnant with Jonathan I knew that I wanted to be just like my grandma. A magician. But being a mom is different that what you imagined before you have children. You live in a space of doubt, wishful thinking and prayer-that you don’t completely suck at being a mom.
One day Jonathan came home from a stressful day of being a 2nd grader. He needed hugs. He needed cookies. He asked for my warm milk. I made the milk. I could see joy raising to the top. It made me happy. I’ve found that motherhood’s filled with moments like those- where your kids tune out the noise and open up over a simple cup of warm milk.
I later released that the joy I felt when my grandmother would make this spiced vanilla milk with honey had transferred to my children. And soI hope that a simple recipe like this one can bring as much joy to your family as it does in mine.
This spiced vanilla milk with honey recipe is the perfect way to start any day.Not only in the winter but when you need that extra comforting hug of a warm drink.
- 4 Cups Milk ( Whole or Almond milk)
- 2 Tablespoon Honey
- 2 Tablespoon Condensed Milk
- 3 Teaspoon Vanilla
- 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon or 1 Cinnamon stick
- 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
- 1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
- 1/8 Teaspoon Cloves
- Pinch or Cheyenne optional
- 1/2 Cup Water
In a small saucepan over low heat, combine all ingredients. Stir over low heat, for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool 5 minutes. Pour through a fine strainer into 4 mugs.
Be careful not to scald. Enjoy!