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Simple Blue Moon Milk Recipe

While moon milk may seem like the latest trend, it’s actually an age-old remedy for sleep. With the help of warm milk and calming spices, this blue moon milk recipe is a natural way to help ease your stress and relax your mind to help you get a better night’s sleep. The best part is that it’s so simple to make! In a matter of minutes, you can enjoy a warm glass of milk to help you go to sleep tonight.
 
Overhead view of 2 cups of warm blue moon milk on a tray.

While moon milk may seem like the latest trend, it’s actually an age-old remedy for sleep. With the help of warm milk and calming spices, this blue moon milk recipe is a natural way to help ease your stress and relax your mind to help you get a better night’s sleep. The best part is that it’s so simple to make! In a matter of minutes, you can enjoy a warm glass of milk to help you go to sleep tonight.

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What is Moon Milk?

This beautiful beverage isn’t just a fun way to dress up plain milk. Moon Milk is rooted in Ayurvedic traditions, which is an ancient holistic health science that emphasizes the mind body connection. In this tradition, moon milk is typically consumed before bed to help remedy sleeplessness, insomnia, and anxiety.

Moon milk can be made in a variety of ways, but the recipe typically combines a handful of common ingredients to create a healthful drink, like:

  • Milk: The key to making moon milk is the milk. You can use cow’s milk or non-dairy milk alternatives, like almond, oat, or coconut milk to create your own recipe at home.
  • Sweetener: Since moon milk is consumed for relaxation, it’s important to avoid refined sugar-based sweeteners in your recipe. Natural sweeteners, like honey, agave syrup, or maple syrup, are good alternatives to refined sugar.
  • Herbs or dried flowers: Using herbs or dried flowers can help add a unique flavor or color to your moon milk. Flowers like butterfly pea flower or roses can accent your moon milk with color. Herbs, such as lavender or chamomile, can provide flavor and a calming scent to your drink.
  • Spices: The last ingredient in most moon milk recipes is a spice, such as turmeric, cinnamon, nutmeg, or cardamom to add flavor and more health benefits to your drink.

Overhead view of 2 cups of warm blue moon milk on a tray.

What are the Benefits of Moon Milk?

There are a variety of great benefits to consuming moon milk – especially if you enjoy it at night before you go to bed. These benefits include:

  • Promoting a restful sleep
  • Balancing hormones
  • Providing stress relief
  • Supporting your immune system

How do You Make Blue Moon Milk?

You can find moon milk in a variety of shades and colors, but I think blue moon milk is the prettiest. If you are wondering how to tint your milk that beautiful blue shade, the key is butterfly pea flowers. These little flowers are a natural way to create a blue hue in your milk. Simply add the flowers or butterfly pea powder to the milk as you’re heating it up to create a light blue color in your drink.

If you add whole flowers to your milk to tint it blue, you’ll need to take a moment to strain the flowers before you pour it in your mug. Straining it will help you avoid drinking pieces of flower petals as you’re sipping your milk. When using the powder form of these flowers, there’s no need to strain your drink before you enjoy it.

2 cups of moon milk on a decorative platter with a bowl of butterfly pea flowers beside it.

Where do You Find Butterfly Pea Flowers?

Butterfly pea flowers can be found in dry, rocky woods. However, if the flowers aren’t native to your area, you can also order dried butterfly pea flowers or butterfly pea powder online. The flowers aren’t just used to make moon milk, either. They are a great way to add a natural blue tint to any recipe. You can also make butterfly pea tea and lemonade using the flowers or the powder.

What Do I Need to make this Blue Moon Milk Recipe?

This beautiful blue moon milk is made with just five ingredients! To make your own moon milk at home, you will  need:

Overhead photo of Simple Blue Moon Milk Ingredients

How Do I Make Blue Moon Milk?

In addition to having a short ingredient list, this easy recipe is so simple to make. Follow these quick steps to make your own blue moon milk at home:

Step One: Combine the Ingredients.

Combine the milk, maple syrup, butterfly pea flower, ground cinnamon, and nutmeg in a small saucepan. Whisk to combine the ingredients.

Step Two: Heat the Milk

Once the ingredients are combined, heat the milk over medium heat. Allow the mixture to simmer for three minutes, making sure the milk does not come to a boil. Continue simmering the drink until the extracts of the flower begins to infuse into the milk, turning it from white to blue.

Step Three: Strain the Drink

After the milk turns blue, remove the pan from heat. Filter or strain your milk though a fine mesh strainer to remove the flowers from the drink, then pour the milk into a mug and serve.

Overhead view of milk with Butterly pea flowers in it.

Blue Moon Milk Recipe Tips

As you’re making this delicious drink, you may have questions or concerns along the way. Follow these simple tips for making your own moon milk at home:

  • Avoid boiling the milk: Allowing the milk to come to a boil will cause the milk in the pan to burn, giving your moon milk a burnt flavor. The best way to keep your milk from boiling is to stir it as it simmers. If the milk starts to boil, reduce the heat to low.
  • Make it with nondairy milk: If you would prefer a dairy-free option, you can easily make this recipe using a non-dairy milk alternative. Almond milk is a good choice for this recipe to create a similar consistency to traditional moon milk.
  • Leave out the butterfly pea flower: While adding the flowers to the drink is a great way to create that beautiful blue effect, it’s not a common ingredient to have on hand. Since the flower is used to create the color and doesn’t change the flavor of the drink, you can easily leave it out of the recipe and enjoy a plain white moon milk instead.

 

Overhead view of 2 cups of warm blue moon milk on a tray.

Blue Moon Milk

While moon milk may seem like the latest trend, it’s actually an age-old remedy for sleep. With the help of warm milk and calming spices, this blue moon milk recipe is a natural way to help ease your stress and relax your mind to help you get a better night’s sleep. The best part is that it’s so simple to make! In a matter of minutes, you can enjoy a warm glass of milk to help you go to sleep tonight.
 
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blue Moon Milk
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 176kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat the milk over medium heat.
  • Add the butterfly pea flowers, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg and maple syrup.
  • Simmer for 3 minutes until the extract of flower infuses into the milk and the milk begins to turn blue.
  • Do not boil. Remove from heat.
  • Filter/ strain the milk through strainer into each mug.
  • Serve warm, relax and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 106mg | Potassium: 346mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 396IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 289mg | Iron: 1mg
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Paul

Monday 3rd of May 2021

This looks amazing, will definitely try this the next time I'm having trouble sleeping.