Hot fennel and honey milk drink

This simple hot milk drink is perfect snack for breastfeeding mums, containing fennel seeds (a known galactologue which promotes lactation), cinnamon and honey.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks, Snacks and Sides
Servings 1
Calories 216 kcal
Dairy Free, Gluten Free


  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds or alternatively you can use ground fennel
  • 1 cup milk cows, almond or soy
  • 2-3 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Place fennel seeds in a fry pan and toast on medium heat for a few minutes until light golden and fragrant. Finely crush/grind in a mortar and pestle (note: you can do a few tablespoons of fennel seeds at a time and keep aside for more milk drinks).
  • Add milk to pan, along with crushed fennel, honey and ground cinnamon and stir until milk is warm/hot (but do not let it boil). Pour into a mug and enjoy with a cookie!


A mug of it goes great with one of these lactation cookies! ????
*To make dairy-free, use almond or soy milk