Over the Moon: Milk Recipes to Help You Create a Soothing Bedtime Ritual

Want to create a new ritual with your kids that helps them power down their screens, expand their universe with fun bedtime stories and settle in for the night? Learn how to make moon milk, the trendy warm drink you see on Instagram. It’s a tasty way for you and your kids to cuddle up and wind down.

It’s not only steeped in centuries of holistic Indian Ayurvedic tradition, moon milk recipes are made using real ingredients — including one of the original farm-to-table foods, real dairy milk.

While some experts say drinking warm milk before bed could help you fall asleep, a glass of real milk infused with your favorite flavors certainly will bring you and your kids a bit of comfort and relaxation. It’s a soothing way to end the day and helps your entire family meet the three recommended servings of milk and milk products per day.

This new spin on the traditional nighttime ritual is easy. It begins with milk — the farm-fresh base that is delicious, wholesome and rich in nutrients. Next mix your favorite flavors, from herbs and spices like cinnamon or nutmeg, to fruit and honey. After you warm it up, garnish with edible flowers, herbs or a drizzle of sweetener.

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Here are 11 (as in Apollo 11) easy kid-friendly recipes for moon milk made with real milk that your kids are sure to find out of this world!

1. Chamomile Moon Milk 

Steep a traditional teatime favorite with milk to create a soothing sense of calm as part of your bedtime ritual.

2. Strawberry Moon Milk

Mix a sweet summer fruit with the fresh zing of ginger to create a perfect way to relax in the evening.

3. Cardamom, Cinnamon and Honey Moon Milk

Blend two traditional flavors of Asia, cardamom and cinnamon, with honey, and you’ll create a moon milk with ancient roots.

4. Cherry Beet Moon Milk

Mix a summer favorite fruit with a trendy and tasty root vegetable and you’ll fall in love with this delicious blush-colored brew.

5. Lavender Cacao Moon Milk

This blend of herbs brings calm front and center, creating a moon milk recipe that is ideal for quiet sipping.

6. Peaches ’n Cream Moon Milk

Pair peaches with real dairy milk for a dreamy moon milk recipe perfect for summer nights.

7. Dreamy Date Moon Milk

There’s never a wrong time to combine real dairy milk with pure date syrup, cinnamon and cardamom. It’s a moon milk that’s just meant to be.

8. S’mores Moon Milk

Outdoors or inside, tent or bed, this marshmallow-y moon milk is sure to leave kids asking for s’more.

9. Raspberry Moon Milk

When you want to create calm before bedtime, you'll love to make this raspberry moon milk recipe with your kids. 

10. Blue Majik Moon Milk

Make this blue moon milk your bedtime bevvie and you can have it more than once every blue moon!

11. Golden Moon Milk

Let the bright color of this golden moon milk guide you toward slumber and bold dreams.