Clean Eating Honey Milk

When I was a little girl, I loved sweet things. And if there was honey involved, my grandmother was all to happy to indulge me.

My grandmother had firm beliefs in the healing and nutrition powers of honey, so not a drop of it ever went to waste in her house.

Clean Eating Honey Milk

She would buy tubs of honey instead of the little bottles you can buy today. It would last forever and even crystallize. But it was pure, liquid gold in her eyes, no matter what condition it was in.

One thing she did to use up every last drop was the one thing I looked forward to most. In fact, I lived for it. I loved getting to the bottom of the honey tub. Those last few drops meant that something wonderful was on the way. Honey milk.

Maybe it’s a European thing, I can’t be sure. But the combination of good quality milk with a few drops of honey was always (and still is) shear heaven. And all the precious honey gets used up.

Every. Last. Drop.

So while there is no recipe in any of this, I wanted to share the idea. It’s one of those little things you can do with kids that really leaves a mark on their memories of growing up. Maybe because it doesn’t happen very often. After all, it takes a while to use up a container of honey.

I do this with Mini Chef, and I see the same excitement in his face that I had in mine as a child. It’s a wonderful experience!

So next time you get to the bottom of your honey bottle, jar or tub, here’s how to use every last, golden drop by making clean eating honey milk.
Clean Eating Honey Milk


Clean Eating Honey Milk
Author: Tiffany McCauley | The Gracious
  • 1 nearly empty honey jar
  • Enough milk to fill it almost to the top (leave room for shaking)
  1. Pour enough milk into the nearly empty honey jar, leaving just a small space on top to leave room for the liquid to move around well while you shake the container.
  2. Put the lid back on the honey jar and shake. You may not get all the honey mixed in, but not to worry. Just give it a good shake and set it in the fridge overnight.
  3. In the morning, give it one more good shake and enjoy!

Clean Eating Honey Milk

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  1. Mary Ann McLachlan says:

    How did your grandmother use the crystallized honey?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Mary Ann – It will dissipate in the milk. Or, you can heat the honey if you have enough to get it out of the jar.

  2. This post brings back memories of my childhood. My mother (from Germany)would make us warm milk and honey when we had trouble sleeping. Worked like a charm!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Amanda – It really is a comforting memory, isn’t it? Those memories never leave us. 🙂