Molasses Milk had to be included in Annie's story because it is a nostalgic memory from my childhood. Yes, Molasses Milk is indeed a thing, and it holds a special place in my heart. My dad use to make if for us as kids, and the taste lingers as a fond memory.
I have tried to recreate the magic, and have found several recipes, yet have not found one that quite captures the delicious flavor from years ago. Maybe my taste buds have changed, or maybe the perfect recipe remains for me to find. What hasn't changed is the memory of dad in the kitchen making us Molasses Milk.
My dad preferred to serve it cold, but my grandma served hers warm. It didn't matter because the sweet molasses taste is one of my favorite traditions from my childhood.
Now that I have introduced it in Annie's story, I have reignited to find the perfect recipe, and I invite you to join me. Whether you enjoy it cold like my dad, or choose to warm it like my grandma, the beauty will be in sharing this moment together.
Do you have a good Molasses Milk recipe? Share it as I continue to search for that recipe that brings me back to my family's kitchen. Here is a simple recipe to get you started:
2 C Milk (You can probably use plant-based if desired).
2 T Blackstrap Molasses (I don't know if there is any other kind but I know my grandma said that it had to be Blackstrap).
½ t Ground cinnamon
A pinch of nutmeg
Whipped cream (My grandma put this on it when she served it warm).
1. Heat milk until its warm but not boiling
2. Whisk in the molasses, cinnamon and nutmeg until combined.
3. Continue to heat the mixture until it's hot but not boiling.
4. Serve in mugs with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. ( I actually think a cinnamon stick would be even better!)