• Molly Levin Rouse

New Mother's Date Milk

I found this recipe in Julia Jones' cookbook Nourishing Newborn Mothers: Ayurvedic recipes to heal your mind, body and soul after childbirth. 

Jones writes, " The sweetness of dates is sattvic or peaceful, unlike white sugar which is rajas or active. Nutmeg helps you sleep, so this drink makes a lovely part of a bedtime routine, when taken an hour or two after dinner. This is a sweet high-energy drink, designed to keep you going through long nights of breastfeeding, but you can use fewer dates if you prefer." This is such a satisfying treat, especially on a chilly autumn night! Better yet, make a date with your sweetie and share this dreamy steamy creamy date milk together.  Ingredients

  • 3-4 dried dates

  • 1 cup milk ( I prefer raw cows milk or almond milk)

  • pinch nutmeg


  • Soak dates in water for an hour or overnight (Use hot water is you haven't got much time).

  • Put all ingredients together in a heavy based saucepan. Bring to a boil.

  • Remove from heat and use a blender or stick blender to puree the date milk.

  • Pour through a fine sieve or nut milk bag to strain out chunks.

  • Serve immediately. Enjoy!


Life Beyond Birth provides support for expectant parents, and new babies & their families, online and in-person. Find a class or contact Molly at www.lifebeyondbirth.com.

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