I have struggled with insomnia for the last several years which is utterly annoying as well as devastating to my health. I have been working on a Lavender Moon Milk recipe for bed time soothing to help me with sleeping. This helps knock me out at night AND it tastes good so that is an added bonus. It has taken me a long while to figure out exactly what does and doesn’t work in this recipe as I did not want to make it during the day. Ha!
I have seen various versions of Lavender Moon Milk with a lot of exotic and unusual ingredients. I wanted to keep my version as simple as possible with ingredients that are easy to source if they are not already in your cupboard. Only one of these ingredients did I go buy specific for the recipie and it was the natural food coloring I bought online.
Lavender Moon Milk.
- 8 ounces of fresh goat milk.
- 1 teaspoon Ms. Katherine Lavender Culinary.
- 1 teaspoon of Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract.
- 1 Tablespoon Purple Sweet Potato Powder.
- 1 teaspoon raw Lavender Honey.
Put all ingredients in a small pan on the stove except the honey. Whisk in the ingredients to avoid clumping. Slowly heat to allow the herbs to infuse the milk. Avoid boiling the milk. Gently stir to heat evenly. Once milk is heated and slightly steamy, strain in a fine mesh strainer over your favorite mug. Froth the milk for a nice cappuccino decadent feel. Sweeten with honey to taste if desired.
Substitutions: Cow milk or alternative “milk” types may be used. Texture will vary depending on milk type used. Culinary Lavendula Agustafolia must be used as other lavender types will taste like bitter soap due to camphor oils in the cultivar. I have tried several Culinary Lavenders but find Ms. Katherine to be one of the sweetest tasting ever and am completely enamoured with it. Other vanilla extracts may be used, I am just a vanilla snob and prefer that one. Ha! Raw honey to taste or not is your preference. I have several raw honey types but prefer Lavender Honey for Lavender drinks. You can use whatever natural food coloring that you may like or keep your Lavender Moon milk white.
Note: This does not work in the microwave. The slow heating on the stove infuses the herbs and the taste. When I tried microwaving it, it was just bleck even though I let the herbs infuse for a long while. I also tried a version with Nutmeg which I absolutely hated. Another attempt was with some Cinnamon which was not too bad but I know some can’t use cinnamon. Just a few examples of my failures that yes…. I still dutifully drank. But that Nutmeg one was nearly tossed down the drain…ewww.
Check out the new Lavender products in the SHOP ONLINE and get your Ms. Katherine Culinary Lavender for your own Lavender Moon Milk. It also makes a lovely wee gift for that Lavender lover in your life.
Isn’t my new mug just so cute? Charlie was in Paris and picked it up for me. It is about an 18 ounce mug so I doubled all the ingredients for my Lavender Moon Milk. As always, feel free to send me an email and ask any question you want. I would love to hear from you. Until next time,
Resident Alchemist, Distiller, Herb Grower, and Head Weed Yanker