LifestyleRegular cocoa is becoming less popular. Try adding a few spices to milk for a superior beverage

Regular cocoa is becoming less popular. Try adding a few spices to milk for a superior beverage

Hot milk with a mix of spicy seasonings will tantalize your taste buds.
Hot milk with a mix of spicy seasonings will tantalize your taste buds.
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6:54 PM EST, November 14, 2023

With the arrival of autumn and the earth being enveloped under a colorful carpet, we find ourselves seeking comfort in various types of warming teas, hot cocoa, or chocolate. These classic drinks have long held unwavering popularity. Among them, however, is a little-known gem that you can easily prepare at home.

In the competitive beverage market, flavorful coffees, enriched with an assortment of spices and syrups, as well as aromatic and rich winter teas, effortlessly dominate the autumn-winter menu year after year. In order to mesmerize your palate this season, why not try some gingerbread milk? The process of creating this drink is incredibly simple and does not require any special culinary skills.

How does one prepare gingerbread milk?

As the first signs of winter become apparent outside, we increasingly gravitate towards spices that evoke a sense of the impending Christmas season. This year, riding the popularity wave of these spices, gingerbread milk is making quite an impression. This drink aims to dethrone the recently adored pumpkin spice latte, a warming coffee with a hint of pumpkin that has, up until now, enjoyed uncontested popularity.

The main flavor of the wintry gingerbread milk, gingerbread spice, is a fragrant blend of spicy seasonings combined in specific proportions. Although these largely depend on personal preferences, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves are commonly found in most mixes. Fragrances of anise, coriander seeds, and pepper are also discernible.

Apart from being aromatic enhancements, these spices are packed with health benefits that are especially invaluable during the winter. These include antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties, blood pressure regulation, and assistance with digestive issues. Above all, they're quintessential for providing warmth during cold weather spells.

Gingerbread milk will be the hit of the upcoming winter.
Gingerbread milk will be the hit of the upcoming winter.© Pixabay

Warm milk with homemade gingerbread spice: A recipe


  • 2.1 cups of milk,
  • a teaspoon of cinnamon,
  • a half teaspoon of cardamom,
  • a half teaspoon of freshly grated nutmeg,
  • 2 teaspoons of maple syrup or honey,
  • grated orange peel (as per your preference).

Procedure: Stir the milk with the spices until well combined and bring the mixture to a boil. Afterward, you can choose to strain the drink. Conclude by adding the orange peel and sweetener. It's important to note that spices ought to be stored in tightly sealed containers and kept away from light to prevent loss of aroma and properties.

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