Warm Milk and Honey - Easy Recipe Good for Sore Throats and Colds
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Warm Milk and Honey

Warm milk and honey is the perfect drink for when you have a cold. My mom used to give honey and milk to me when I had a sore throat or a cough and it was so comforting.

Milk and Honey

What Makes Warm Milk and Honey So Good for Colds and Sore Throats?

There is nothing scientific about this. But, generations of moms know that the honey feels so good going down. I always imagined the honey coating my sore throat – sort of like a cough drop.

Like hot tea, the steam coming off of the warm mug is great to breathe in when you are stuffed up. It helps you breathe easier.

Milk, Honey, and Sleep

Myles and I in Disney PJs in bed

Many people swear by having a mug of milk and honey before bed. They say that it helps them sleep better. 

This can be especially good for kids. Drinking a small glass of warm honey and milk could become part of a bedtime ritual – just before teeth brushing, of course.

What Type of Milk is Best with Warm Milk and Honey

I’ve made warm milk and honey with all kinds of milk – even non-dairy milks like almond milk and cashew milk.

They all work, so choose your favorite milk.

Cashew MilkHow to Make Warm Milk and Honey

To make this drink, heat milk on the stove top or in the microwave until hot but not boiling.

Whisk in honey. I usually use about a tablespoon of honey per mug, but you can adjust it to your taste.

Variations

When I’m not feeling well, I like to keep my flavors simple. But, if you want to to make this drink of honey and milk more complex, try adding cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, and/or cloves.

You can also use a frother to make the milk foamy and fancy looking like they do at coffee shops. It’s one of my favorite little fun household gadgets.

Comforting Desserts to Serve with the Drink

We all take comfort in different treats – usually what we had when we were kids. I always like simple classic treats when I’m not feeling well. My favorites are:

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Warm Milk and Honey

Warm milk and honey is the perfect drink for when you have a cold. My mom used to give it to me when I had a sore throat or a cough and it was so comforting.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword hot milk and honey, warm drink, warm milk
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 mug of comfort
Calories 28kcal
Author Stef

Ingredients

  • 1 mug of milk
  • about 1 tablespoon honey

Instructions

  • Heat mug of milk in the microwave or on the stove until piping hot.
  • Whisk in honey.
  • Drink as soon as it is cool enough to not burn your tongue.

Notes

If you want to to make this drink more complex, try adding cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, and/or cloves.
You can also use a frother to make the milk foamy and fancy looking like they do at coffee shops.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Warm Milk and Honey
Amount Per Serving
Calories 28 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 160mg7%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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