Hot milky drink without milk?

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

  1. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    I now have almond milk to try on it's own and 'just add water' Horlicks that wolfie brought home having heard my mutterings last night :D
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  2. kalidarkone

    kalidarkone Bringing YOU round.....

    Mulled wine?
    Or cider.....
  3. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    I don't drink alcohol these days :D
  4. nuffsaid

    nuffsaid But this goes up to 11

    I drink a lot of this. You can just add hot water, I use a 50/50 water/milk mix but it doesn't have to be with milk.

    It's the closest I can get to have at home to a Chai Latte made by Starbucks, the absolute pinnacle of hot drinks, as far as I'm concerned.

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  5. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank We kill the flame

    That stuff has milk powder in it but a vegan version (same brand, turquoise tub) does exist.
  6. oryx

    oryx Sitting on the bock of the day

    Hot milk gives me the heaves.

    On the recommendation of people here and elsewhere, I tried Pukka's Night Time Tea last night. It was very nice (would be OK with a milk substitute IMHO) and while I still took a while to get off to sleep I felt as if I was more relaxed and slept more deeply.

    The only thing was, the cat took a shine to it (devotees of the Daily Cat And Kitten News thread may be vaguely aware that this cat is so greedy he even goes after herbal tea).

    He didn't just sniff it, he was trying to share my cup!

    I think I will look at the contents for anything vaguely related to catnip.
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  7. mr steev

    mr steev magic thought wizard

    Chai can vary vastly imo. I wouldn't dismiss it on the basis of trying one drink :)
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  8. trabuquera

    trabuquera Modesty Bag

    There's chai and chai. IMHO, sickly sweet Starbucks-like (or any American style) chai with vanilla and too much cinnamon is abomination, but I glug down several mugs' worth of Palanquin (properly spiced teabags, with no extra sugar or milk powder added) chai a day. Never been to India but I reckon I'd smash my way through at least half-a dozen of those little raw-clay cups full per day if I got there.
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  9. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    Valerian is a common herb for sleepy human drinks and pills, and it's also a common substitute for catnip. My cat isn't a fan of catnip, but really rather likes valerian-filled toys.
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  10. oryx

    oryx Sitting on the bock of the day

    Yes, I looked at the ingredients and suspected valerian.

    It was a bit unnerving seeing Paddy go so crazy over herbal tea. I could understand is it was tuna!
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  11. 8115

    8115 sitting down is bad for you

    I bought some of this this week. I really don't like it.
  12. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    Tart cherry works wonders on elderly cats with bladder problems IME.

    Also vaguely remember something about it being regarded as having all sort of health/tonic properties by Polish folk.
  13. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    That sounds like farmerbarleymow :D
  14. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    I don't know, it might be entertaining to watch pogofish try to feed a cat a tart cherry juice, coconut water, valerian tea, banana and almond milk smoothie. :D
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  15. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    She took the tart cherry quite surprisingly easily TBH but trying to get any sort of medication into her usually involves motorcycle gloves, or the risk of stitches.

    Tonight she shared my hot chilli chicken and loved it..! :D
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  16. doodlelogic

    doodlelogic arbitrary message here

    Camp coffee with your choice of ‘malk’
  17. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen sproutarian

    Hemp milk with added "hemp".
  18. I’m surprised at the amount of people who consider Bovril or beef stock to be a ‘milky drink’.
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  19. Orang Utan


    Valerian and chamomile don't work for everyone - they have zero effect on me. They certainly don't have the same effect as a couple of diazapam or a lungful of indica.
  20. moose

    moose like some cat from Japan

    It hasn't got milk in, but a mug of apple juice, warmed up with a sprinkling of mixed spice, has a soporific effect on me.
  21. porp

    porp Well-Known Member

    For a hot milky comforting taste without milk, recommend you try Sahlab - made from powdered orchid root. It is really delicious if you can get the real stuff. Unfortunately, the instant versions that are easy to find in Middle Eastern shops are bulked up with cornflour and too much rosewater (and possibly milk powder), so best to be choosy. Feel free to add as much pistachios and cinnamon (cf below) as you like, but none on mine, thanks.

  22. Epona

    Epona Down with battered parsnips

    I thought almond milk (and almond farming) was really environmentally catastrophic - a lot of the almonds grown for this use are in desert areas in California, and require massive amounts of water in areas that regularly suffer from drought... allegedly...
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2018
  23. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    I ended up ignoring the bit of milk included and bought myself some Horlicks and now I drink Horlicks every night before bed.

    The younger me wouldn't have been able to roll her eyes fast or high enough at this turn of events :rolleyes::oops::D
  24. trashpony

    trashpony Ovaries and tings

    But does it help you sleep?

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