We’ve had a few cold nights down in London lately. Perfect for hot drinks and blankets. August has decided that it wants to go out on a hot note though, so we’re back to melting 24/7.
But in those few cooler days, I pigged out a little bit on one of the more luxurious hot drinks. I have to clarify, this isn’t really tea. There’s no teabag, no tea leaves, no gosh darned tea involved whatsoever. But I have to share this one with you, because it’s one of the most delicious drinks I’ve ever had and it’s absolutely ideal for reading under a blanket looking out over a snowy street. (Yeah, we’re thinking about Christmas already.)
Here it is:
Tipple is what me and my husband call it, but here’s what this drink really is in its essence: milk and boozy cream.
What’s the recipe?
We use Dungalgen Country Cream and full fat milk. Pour a fifth of a cup of boozy cream and the rest with hot milk and stir it up a little. It is super creamy and feels like a real treat. My advice if you’re feeling like you want to pig out a little more is to have a square of chocolate or six. Funnily enough a creamy drink and chocolate go hand in hand.
What books are best with this “tea”?
I’ve read all sorts with this drink but honestly, the best books are holiday books and I don’t just mean Christmas-themed books. Halloween, Easter (on account of the chocolate) and basically any special occasion.
Because it’s quite an indulgent drink, it’s one of those we should drink in moderation and holidays and special occasions are the best excuses to do it. So the correlating books are the best ones to read with this drink. Just don’t spill any when you’re reading a scary scene.
Where can I get it?
Get your milk from any store! But boozy cream can also be found pretty much everywhere. Just, and I can’t stress this enough, make sure you’re old enough in your country to buy alcohol. Even though boozy cream usually has a really low alcohol content, you still need to be legal. Also, if you are old enough but get asked for I.D., hopefully you’ll take it as a compliment.
I hope you enjoy this one – it’s my favourite!
If you want to check out all the other teas in the Teas for Readers series, here’s the link to the category. Have a scroll, we’ve got loads of cool teas to try.
Thanks for reading! If you have any teas to recommend, let me know!