Mock Sahlep

With the third season of Game of Thrones getting super close, I was poking around Inn at the Crossroads, the official GOT food blog. Because of course one of those exists. A few things caught my eye, with this being the most immediately doable. It’s based on a Turkish drink made with wild orchid root, but with ingredients that are a lot easier to come by! Especially if you’ve been doing some gluten-free baking, and happen to have arrowroot in your pantry.

IMG_5361I have no idea what the original, orchid-based drink tastes like, but this is basically a slightly thickened cinnamon milk. It’s nicer than that sounds, though. Kind of comforting and nice at bed time.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons powdered arrowroot
  • pinch each nutmeg and cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, or more to taste

Heat the milk in a small saucepan until nearly boiling. In a small bowl, combine the water and arrowroot and whisk together until no dry powder remains.

IMG_5358

Gosh so colorful.

When the milk has started bubbling, add the arrowroot mixture and stir to combine. Continue cooking until thickened, then remove from the heat and stir in the spices and sugar. I used as little nutmeg as I could get to come out of the jar, as I’m usually not a fan, and a few healthy dashes of cinnamon.

IMG_5359Pour into mugs, and drink hot.

IMG_5360It goes quite well with snickerdoodles, even tiny snickerdoodle bunnies!

IMG_5362A lovely before-bed treat to get you feeling cozy!

Mock Sahlep

From Inn at the Crossroads.

  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons powdered arrowroot
  • pinch each nutmeg and cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, or more to taste

Heat the milk in a small saucepan until nearly boiling. In a small bowl, combine the water and arrowroot and whisk together until no dry powder remains.When the milk has started bubbling, add the arrowroot mixture and stir to combine. Continue cooking until thickened, then remove from the heat and stir in the spices and sugar.

Pour into mugs, and drink hot.

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About sparecake

My name's Corinne, and I like cake, cookies, and chocolate! Also, non-c-things such as ponies, Star Trek, and biking. I write a food blog and a blog about life, wide open spaces, and museum work. Nice to meet you!
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One Response to Mock Sahlep

  1. Mary Kate says:

    NERD!

    How cool is that, though? The internets have provided such good space for the nerdly inclined.

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