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A Flurry of Snowflakes and a Cup of Spiced Milk

spiced milk

Unless you’ve been holidaying in the North Pole you must have heard about all of the snow that’s been falling. Well okay, maybe I phrased that badly. In the UK it’s been unnaturally cold for the past two weeks, with temperatures reaching a glacial -20 degrees C! My car is wearing a snug blanket of bright white and probably complaining of frostbite through silent, icy whispers. People are hobbling through soft, pillowy mounds of snow as it crunches, pops and compacts under even the tiniest of feet. I’ve always thought that falling snowflakes and pallid blizzards are beautiful to see… Through snow encrusted window panes.

Spiced milk is the new hot chocolate. Of course it isn’t an entirely new phenomenon, my mum used to make it for me as a child. She still does treat me to a cup or two when I’m home although when I’m not, I have to make it myself. It’s never as good as hers. Whether it’s snowing in your part of the world or not, I think you should treat your loved ones to a cup of this aromatic, sweet spiced milk. Like I said, it always tastes better when someone else makes it with lots of love!

Spiced Milk
(Serves 1)

Bring to a gentle simmer:

1 cup milk
1 tbsp sugar (or to taste)
1 small pinch of saffron
1 tsp flaked or chopped pistachios and almonds
1 pinch cardamom powder
¼ tsp rosewater
Sprinkle with a little nutmeg (optional)

Serve with plenty of love and great big smile.

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Here are a few photos I took of the snowfall in my home town in West Yorkshire, England. Enjoy them (preferably whilst you sip a cup of spiced milk and bask in the warmth of your homes!)

Snowy Huddersfield

Snowy Huddersfield 2

Snowy Huddersfield 3

Snowy Huddersfield 4

Snowy Huddersfield 5

Snowy Huddersfield 6

Snowy Huddersfield 7

I love this picture, they look like cute little gingerbread houses!

Snowy Huddersfield 8

Snowy Huddersfield 9

Snowy Huddersfield 10

The next post will announce the winner of the Chilli Chopper! Until then…

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Sunday 23rd of January 2011

Going to try this soon! Love the photos, especially of the sheep -- they're so cute.


Sunday 19th of December 2010

Sanjaaaaaaaaaaana!I'm drinking this milk as I type, and WOW! I'm a huge fan of drinking warm milk before I sleep because it knocks me out...and THIS is my new favorite way of drinking warm milk. It's like a dream!!


Tuesday 9th of February 2010

Great Post, I have been longing for this receipe, I think the pic's are great. But in Alaska that looks a lot like spring.


Friday 22nd of January 2010

This drink is perfect timing for me since its been raining here for 5 days and hot chocolate just won't do anymore.And the pictures are so lovely Sanjana.Thanks again for sharing them.

My Little Space

Monday 18th of January 2010

OMG, Sanjana...those photos are awesome! Truely beautiful. Yeah, I like the same one that you mentioned about... just like those little gingerbread houses. haha.... And that spiced milk should do good on this kind of weather. Over here is still very hot & dry & windy. And my son is not feeling so well today! Hopefully, he'll get better tomorrow. Cheers.