Mom's Warm Milk

Mom's Warm Milk

Dawn Raegene Mendenhall Scott 5

"When my boys had a hard time getting to sleep I came up with this warm milk to help calm them. Even now, years after they began drinking it, they still enjoy it during homework, or after coming in from a cold day of play. I, too, have enjoyed it after a long day's work. I hope you enjoy this recipe as well for years to come."

Ingredients 3 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 235 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 235 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 5.1 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 37.3g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 8.1 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 101 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large mug, stir together the milk, vanilla and sugar. Heat in the microwave on full power for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Stir in nutmeg, and serve hot.
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Dawn Raegene Mendenhall Scott

Wanted to add that you can change the recipe to your tastes. I have since started using fat free milk and artificial sweetener. My son made me one with brown sugar and it tasted heavenly. So please feel free to experiment with this to make it your own. Enjoy! I have to give this 5 stars. The combination of flavors is so calm and relaxing. Over the years I have made substitutions like with a sugar substitutes and it is still good. I have been making this for 14+ years and our boys continually ask for it. I know that it seems like alot of sugar. But it really does work with the combination of flavors. When I made it it was by sheer co-insidence that the boys became sleepy after drinking it. I did not have any hot chocolate or tea bags on hand as they had been outside playing in the snow and I just made it for them. They went to bed by themselves after having this. I thought surely not. But yes it does put you in a calm state of mind. I have made it with honey when I did not have sugar on hand. It really is good and it is so relaxing. I hope this will be a family favorite for you as it has become one of our's.


When my honey was in the Navy he and the guys had many a sleepless night. He recently got out and is now schooling and working. Both full time. I tried this on him and it was perfect! He has been getting better sleep and even passed it on to his Navy buddies still on the ship. They don't often admit when my cooking is good, well because it usually isn't... but they loved this and continue to thank me. It's a quick fix they can make on the ship. Thanks so much for this recipe. It's wonderful. : )


I am almost nine months pregnant and have tried everything to get some sleep at night. I started drinking this every night before bed and have been sleeping A LOT better! Thank you for this recipe, I will use it for a long time to come when I or someone in my family can't sleep. Thanks!!