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Cooling Summer Nighttime Milk for Sleep

Prep Time:

5-10 minutes



About the Recipe

This Cooling Summer Nighttime Milk recipe is nourishing, calming way to end your day and promote restful sleep. According to the NIH, cow's milk naturally contains serotonin, melatonin, and tryptophan which support good sleep. However, Ayurveda has been telling us this same thing for thousands of years. Try this nighttime milk recipe and sleep peacefully.


2 cups of whole milk (preferably non-homogenized)

1/8 teaspoon cardamom powder

1/8 teaspoon anantamul powder

1/8 teaspoon powdered Brahmi 

4-5 drops of edible rose water

1 teaspoon of ghee (optional) or use homemade ghee

1/2-1 teaspoon of coconut sugar  or maple syrup


Pour the milk into a medium saucepan. Add cardamom, brahmi, and coconut sugar (if using maple syrup add to the mug rather than cooking it). Bring to a boil, allowing milk to rise in the pot gently. Pour into cups, add the rose water (and maple syrup) and enjoy this nighttime milk recipe 1-2 hours before bed.


Variations: If there is an allergy to cow’s milk, try goat or almond milk. But, if you're able to consume cow's milk, it's the most grounding of all of the milk choices and therefore will help promote better sleep.

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