We have coffee... and Soren has 'milk tea'.
Rick and I have coffee every morning - it's our time together and our routine. Soren started showing interest in our mugs and would say 'coffee? hot?', so I thought, why not? Isn't about time Soren joined in on the morning ritual? We love food and I hope to pass down that appreciation to Soren. More on the routine of food later...
So I fished around on the internet for good, warm toddler drinks and found this recipe:
1 cup milk (we use whole 'cream top' milk or raw)
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp honey
We warm it in a small pot and whisk vigrousely to combine the ingredients and get that fluffy consistency. If you have a milk steamer (connected to your fancy espresso machine) that would be a good alternative too! Nuking I feel gives the drink a sour taste...
It's Indian in origin and so good - sometimes I offer it in the evening if he didn't have some in the morning and make a double batch for myself! I love his yellow-cinna-stache after a whole mug!
He loves it. So now - 'momma's coffee, Soren's milk tea'. He asks for it by name and helps make it at the stove!