HAPPY HOUR – FANCY MILK

Like most middle-class people, I have recently discovered almond milk. It’s a delicious revelation that I wish I’d had before I spent years convincing myself that soy lattes didn’t taste like wet cardboard. I’ve got my kids drinking it too as a treat. They call it ‘fancy milk’ because if I call it ‘almond milk’ I’ll have to explain how you milk an almond and I really can’t trust myself not to mention nut udders with tiny teets and you just can’t have a toddler wandering around asking to milk nut udders. These things can escalate quickly.

Anyway, this one is for the kids. It would be great for a party when you need to wind things down a notch as cinnamon and milk is a traditional sleep aid. Plus you could get the bigger kids to help decorate the rim of the glass.

Method

Add a drop of vanilla essence and a pinch of cinnamon to chilled almond milk – The Pressery is fantastic and has no added sugar or preservatives in its almond milk.

To decorate the glass, pour some honey onto a plate and dip the rim of the glass in it. On another plate scatter some cake sprinkles (or dessicated coconut if you want to do without more sugar). Dip the glass in the sprinkles so they stick to the rim. Pour the drink in and add a sprinkle of cinnamon on top.

For a grown-up edition, add a nip of brandy.

Photography & Styling: Emma Scott-Child

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