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Milk and Honey

With a son in preschool, cold weather means sniffles and fevers and persistent coughs that never seem to go away until the flowers bud in early spring.  This year has hit us hard.  We had to reschedule our Halloween party because I couldn’t get out of bed and here I am sick again two days before our annual holiday bash.  Please, please, let me get better soon enough to host my favorite party of the year!

When I was kid and buried under a wad of tissues, my parents would serve me hot milk and honey.  It was soothing on my throat and a total comfort.

Back then, we would have been drinking 2% or maybe skim milk.  Some time in my twenties, I started to notice that I felt a little bloated when I had a whole glass of cow’s milk or filled a cereal bowl with milk.  I can still drink milk – unlike most of my family who have all become lactose intolerant with age – but I made the switch to dairy-free milk varieties for cereal and drinking because it made my jeans fit better.

Cashew Milk

Silk recently gave me the opportunity to try their new Cashewmilk.  They probably thought that I would use it in a cupcake or a cookie or maybe a frosting (it would be a great dairy-free choice for those recipes).  However, when I saw it in my refrigerator after days of living in the bed and on the couch, all that I could think of was hot milk and honey.  Would hot milk and honey work with Cashewmilk?

I love that Silk Cashewmilk is way creamier than the almond milk that I have been drinking (it’s even creamier than skim milk!).  Almond milk can sometimes feel a little watery.  Silk Cashewmilk was the perfect substitute for cow’s milk in my sick day drink.  I drank some and it tasted like home.  It’s not as good as a hug from my mom, but since she is in New York and I’m in Missouri, it will have to do.

If you’d like to try Cashewmilk (why not?), you’ll get an instant coupon if you sign up for Silk’s eNewsletter.  Once you try it, share your thoughts on Silk’s Facebook page.  They’d love to know what you think!  Any Cashewmilk that I don’t drink as hot milk and honey is going into my morning cereal bowl, but check out their pin board for inspiration if you are looking for some fancier ideas for ways to use Silk Cashewmilk.

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Hot Milk and Honey
5 from 1 vote

Hot Milk and Honey

The perfect drink for any cold night.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword kid-friendly recipes, snacks, warm drink
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 mug of comfort
Calories 28 kcal


  • 1 mug of Unsweetened Silk Cashewmilk
  • about 1 tablespoon honey


  1. Heat mug of milk in the microwave until piping hot.
  2. Whisk in honey.
  3. Drink as soon as it is cool enough to not burn your tongue.

This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.

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