Hot milky drink without milk?

Discussion in 'suburban75' started by Shirl, Feb 1, 2018.

  1. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    Yes and no. Apparently it can aid those with a tryptophan deficiency.
    For everyone else then just the fact it’s warm is suggested as the reason it aids sleep.
    Whilst at the same time providing a reason (urination) to disturb your sleep later on in the night.
  2. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Except the amount of people suffering tryptophan deficiency is extremely low and utterly irrelevant to this discussion. And if you did suffer from that condition, you'd be better off eating nuts and lentils anyway.

    So it's no and no.
  3. ElizabethofYork

    ElizabethofYork Witchsmeller Pursuivant

    If it's for insomnia, could you try camomile tea?

    Not "milky", I'm afraid.
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  4. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    I guess it's the milky bit that's tough. There are lots of herbal "sleepy" teas out there - I always have one before sleep (currently Pukka night time tea) and I spray the pillow with a "deep sleep pillow spray" sometimes which also seems to help, plus I wear an eye mask every night.

    Hope you find something, not sleeping is shit.
  5. Siouxsie

    Siouxsie Fashionable objector with a uniform fetish

    Horlicks made with Alpro unsweetened almond and coconut milk is lovely, but very addictive.

    Also their almond and hazelnut milk just warmed up on it's own is very nice.
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  6. 2hats


    Horlicks, ingredients: WHEAT Flour (46%) (contains Calcium Carbonate, Ferric Pyrophosphate, Niacin and Vitamin B1), Malted BARLEY (26%), Dried Whey (MILK), Sugar, Calcium Carbonate, Dried Skimmed MILK, Palm Oil, Salt, Vitamins (C, Niacin, E, Pantothenic Acid, B6, B2, B1, Folic Acid, A, Biotin, D, B12), Ferric Pyrophosphate, Zinc Oxide, May contain traces of Soyabeans
  7. Siouxsie

    Siouxsie Fashionable objector with a uniform fetish

    Seeing it like that it doesn't look too good, sorry...I was going by "not entirely dairy free" bit.....there's still the almond and hazelnut one.....she says, trying not to look like a complete nutter :oops:
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  8. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Got a jar of this on the go at the moment :D
  9. 2hats


    Nuts are good for us (allergies aside).
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  10. ruffneck23

    ruffneck23 Well-Known Member

    camomile tea, will help you sleep too Soz not milky tho, should have read the op properly )
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  11. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    Not as good as it used to be. When it reformulated to granules a few years back it ended up tasting more like Bovril than coffee. :(
  12. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    I drink about four pints of camomile tea a day :D
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  13. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    Like I just said above :D:D:D
  14. ElizabethofYork

    ElizabethofYork Witchsmeller Pursuivant

    Wow! If I drink one cup of camomile tea it makes me sleepy!
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  15. trabuquera

    trabuquera Modesty Bag

    Horchata (Spanish or Mexican almond milk) is what you are after. You can't buy it in the UK (in Spain it's usually sold cold, even iced, as a summer cooler - sometimes available in juicebox packages) but I did recently buy a jar of "almond jam" from a Spanish shop, which claimed you could make hot or cold horchata just by diluting a spoonful in water.
  16. bellaozzydog

    bellaozzydog rolling turds in glitter

    Try an oat milk/turmeric chai latte (golden chai latte)

    Loads of recipes out there

    Turmeric, cinnamon, other shit mashed up with some coconut oil and plopped in a mug of hot oatmeal milk with a spoon of honey
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  17. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    Turmeric latte is gorgeous! I quite often make it with almond milk - not before bed though, usually after a cold water swim or similar. Very warming.
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  18. Lupa

    Lupa It's all about the butter

    Chai tea is lovely but unless you're making it with milk it's not gong to be milky.

    Bananas are great for helping one sleep...
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  19. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    That's what I thought. Putting some lavender oil on the pillow can help too.
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  20. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    There's no way I'm drinking chai :eek: :D

    My idea of having a milky drink is probably not one of my best ideas considering I don't like milk :rolleyes::facepalm: I just really feel at bedtime that I've drunk more than enough camomile tea throughout the day and evening I'd like something more comforting to sooth me into this imaginary deep sleep that I'd like.
    I'm lazy, I don't want to make an effort to do anything late at night. Messing about with turmeric and cinnamon would be my idea of too much hard work. :oops:

    After reading all the posts so far I'm going to buy a few different dairy free milks and heat them to see if there's one I can just drink hot with nothing else added. :)
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  21. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    Already got lavender oil :)
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  22. mrsfran

    mrsfran Slightly less bulbous

    How about miso?
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  23. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    I love hazelnut milk, not so keen on oat milk. Alpro's hazelnut milk is sweet like cow's milk, I haven't seen an unsweetened version. I have it in my coffee, but I have cow's milk in my hot chocolate :D
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  24. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    Miso is on my same 'no way' list as chai :D
  25. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    Tart cherry juice apparently helps, according to the internet. As does coconut water, valerian tea, bananas and almond milk. I'd be tempted to blend them all together to see what happens. :hmm:
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  26. moonsi til

    moonsi til worked it out now!

    How about a mushroom chai latte?

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  27. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    I hope you're not serious :D
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  28. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    Let me know when you've tried it :rolleyes:
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  29. moonsi til

    moonsi til worked it out now!

    Totally serious and it meets your brief!
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  30. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    I'm not that adventurous when it comes to hot drinks :oops:
    I tried chai once and it instantly became a dirty word in our home. Latte similar and mushroom would make me think I was having soup at bed time :(

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