My 4 1/2 year old has been a bit under the weather. I recently heard that drinking milk after steeping figs in it is a home remedy for a cough. I have no idea if that’s true (and you should, of course, ask your doctor before using any cough remedy), but I thought that it sounded soothing.
Rather than just steeping the figs in the milk, I wanted to use the figs in the drink. I decided to blend the figs into the milk. Here’s the (very simple) recipe below.
My little guy (15 months) is feeling fine, and he also absolutely loved the drink. He kept drinking his, then running over to my mug and drinking mine, and then going back to his. He had a great time- and a great fig milk mustache!
- 8 fresh figs
- 2 cups 2% milk (we also have used coconut milk. I think any dairy substitute would be yummy)
- 1 tbl honey
This drink can be made with some help from little hands, but most of the heating/blending needs to be done by an adult:
- Rinse figs, remove stems
- Pour 2 cups of milk into pot
- Add figs
- (Adults only from here on)- bring mixture to a simmer, cook until figs are tender, stirring regularly
- Remove from heat, stir in honey
- Using an immersion blender (or cool slightly and use a regular blender), blend the figs and milk until smooth.
- Put into cups and enjoy it frothy, or wait for it to settle (we like ours frothy!)