I sampled the results of my medieval experiment with iced milk with honey. It had a lot of sweetness, creaminess, and a slightly spicy aftertaste from the cinnamon. I can definitely envision this drink as a breakfast or dessert drink in my fantasy series.
I am experimenting with a new medieval recipe I came across: iced milk with honey. This picture features the ingredients I will be using in this experiment. As I am about to begin the second volume of my fantasy series, I seek new opportunities to try medieval cuisine. For this case, I think this would be a nice breakfast or dessert drink.
You combine one cup of milk, two tablespoons of honey, and a pinch of cinnamon. I then mix them together the ingredients before pouring them into a glass and adding a few ice cubes. Then I let the drink chill for an hour. I am currently waiting for my timer to sound so I can taste the fruit of my labors. I will keep you updated.
After letting the hypocras marinate in the sugar and spices for 24 hours, I tasted the final results of the experiment. The combination of richness, sweetness, and spiciness has intensified, but not to the point of being intolerable. It very much had a kind of Christmas feel to it. Who knows? I might make this a drink for the Holidays. I will definitely include this drink in my fantasy book because it will be enjoyed by the filthy rich such as emperors or kings or barons.
Today, I managed to brew five bottles of hypocras, which is a medieval drink that was a form of medicinal wine that helped a king get through the night and help digest his countless meals. I used a non-alcoholic recipe in which I used grape juice instead of red wine. I had a small taste of the hypocras and it tasted exactly as it did in a documentary I watched. It was sweet, spicy, and rich all at the same time. I believe this will increase after the hypocras marinates in the sugar and spices for a day or two. I will wait for the results and keep you updated.