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Edmund felt much better as he began to sip the hot drink. It was something he had never tasted before, very sweet and foamy and creamy, and it warmed him right down to his toes.
This month, everyone at Fandom Foodies is celebrating #Witchtober, in which we create recipes inspired by our favorite fiction witches. Though she’s not really a typical “Halloween-style” witch, my favorite fiction witch is The White Witch from The Chronicles of Narnia. She is beautiful, powerful, and totally evil.
In The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, there is an iconic scene in which Edmund encounters The White Witch on his first trip to Narnia. Trying to trick him into trusting her, she offers him something hot to drink to warm him up. In the movie adaptation, this drink is hot chocolate, but I like the idea in the book that this is a totally new and different drink. It seems more enchanting that way.
While reading the description of the drink quoted above, I tried to create a hot drink that met all those qualities. Sweet=sugar, of course. Foamy and creamy=milk. When I read that it “warmed him right down to his toes,” I thought of warm spices like cinnamon. So, combining all those elements, I came up with a recipe for hot spiced milk.
This drink was definitely, sweet, foamy, creamy, warming, and delicious! Even before I drank it, it filled the room with a wonderful aroma. I could definitely see myself using this drink to warm up in the middle of a snow storm. Enjoy, and happy #Witchtober!
- 1 cup milk
- 1 Tbsp. powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- a pinch of nutmeg
- a pinch of ginger
- a pinch of cloves
- Combine all ingredients in a saucepan on the stove.
- Heat on medium, stirring frequently, until the mixture is foamy.
- Pour into a mug and enjoy.