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Mom's Warm Milk Recipe
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Mom's Warm Milk

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"When my boys had a hard time getting to sleep I came up with this warm milk to help calm them. Even now, years after they began drinking it, they still enjoy it during homework, or after coming in from a cold day of play. I, too, have enjoyed it after a long day's work. I hope you enjoy this recipe as well for years to come."

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  • PREP

    1 min
  • COOK

    2 mins

    3 mins


  1. In a large mug, stir together the milk, vanilla and sugar. Heat in the microwave on full power for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Stir in nutmeg, and serve hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 30, 2015

Wanted to add that you can tweak the recipe to suit your own taste. I have since started using fat free milk and artificial sweetener. My son made me one with brown sugar and it tasted heavenly. So please feel free to experiment with this to make it your own. Enjoy! I have to give this 5 stars. The combination of flavors is so calm and relaxing. Over the years I have made substitutions like with a sugar substitutes and it is still good. I have been making this for 14+ years and our boys continually ask for it. I know that it seems like a lot of sugar. But it really does work with the combination of flavors. When I made it it was by sheer coincidence that the boys became sleepy after drinking it. I did not have any hot chocolate or tea bags on hand as they had been outside playing in the snow and I just made it for them. They went to bed by themselves after having this. I thought surely not. But yes it does put you in a calm state of mind. I have made it with honey when I did not have sugar on hand. It really is good and it is so relaxing. I hope this will be a family favorite for you as it has become one of our's.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 02, 2009

I didn't like the flecks of nutmeg floating around, and the taste was a little overpowering. But I love the idea of adding a little sugar and a little vanilla.


244 Ratings

Jan 31, 2007

When my honey was in the Navy he and the guys had many a sleepless night. He recently got out and is now schooling and working. Both full time. I tried this on him and it was perfect! He has been getting better sleep and even passed it on to his Navy buddies still on the ship. They don't often admit when my cooking is good, well because it usually isn't... but they loved this and continue to thank me. It's a quick fix they can make on the ship. Thanks so much for this recipe. It's wonderful. : )

Jun 09, 2006

I am almost nine months pregnant and have tried everything to get some sleep at night. I started drinking this every night before bed and have been sleeping A LOT better! Thank you for this recipe, I will use it for a long time to come when I or someone in my family can't sleep. Thanks!!

Jun 05, 2006

Nutmeg is a wonderful addition to this drink! However, it seemed extremely sweet for me... two tablespoons of sugar for one cup? Wow! I know I'll make it again, but with less sugar. Thanks!

Oct 24, 2005

This is wonderful and reminds me of sleepovers at my grandparents so many years ago. I added cinnamon to mine just because I am a cinnamon freak. With the holidays around the corner this is sure to become a family favorite in many households. Hubby suggested that a candycane/peppermint stick would be good at Christmas. Thanks Dawn.

Nov 05, 2006

Normally I'm not a fan of anything short of ice cold milk. However, I tried this when I was having trouble getting to sleep.It was just what I needed. It tasted great.Not a sleeping pill, but possibly the best 3 minutes miracle I have ever tried. Thank you.

Aug 19, 2005

i LOVED it! it is sooo easy and is like a hot milkshake! as son as i tried it i made some for my sister and mom, they both thought it was great 2!!!


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  • Calories
  • 235 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37.3 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 5.1 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 8.1 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 101 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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