Iced Molasses Milk

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Two jars full of molasses milk next to a bowl of molasses

Iced coffee is fantastic, especially with milk. It’s refreshing, tasty, and essentially a perfect pick-me-up. But what if you’d like something a little sweeter, something without caffeine, or something to sip that actually packs a nutritional punch? I’ve got a beverage idea that gives you all of that in one glass: Iced Molasses Milk.

There’s not much to it, really. It’s molasses and milk on ice. But what it lacks in recipe complexity, it makes up for in richness and satisfaction. The flavor is layered; a bit sweet, a bit caramelly. And you can play with the amount of molasses to get it just to your liking.

Two jars of molasses milk

Nutritionally, it’s pretty spectacular. If you use blackstrap molasses, you’re adding a syrup that’s packed with calcium and iron instead of the standard syrups they use at the coffee shop. And who doesn’t need sneaky ways to eat more calcium and iron? Ladies, I’m talking to you.

One tablespoon of blackstrap molasses has 60 calories but brings 100-200 mg of calcium and 1-3 mg of iron to the table. And when you stir this beautiful brown syrup into protein-packed soymilk (17 g!), you’re getting a lot of nutritional bang for 300 calories.

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Iced Molasses Milk

Two jars full of molasses milk next to a bowl of molasses

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Cool, creamy, sweet, and caramelly. It’s essentially the perfect beverage.

  • Author: Kristine
  • Prep Time: 15 minute
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Beverages

Ingredients

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16 fluid ounces plain unsweetened soymilk or other plant milk

23 tablespoons blackstrap molasses

Instructions

  1. Heat the soymilk in a saucepan until just below boiling.
  2. Remove from heat, add molasses and stir very well.
  3. Let cool for 15 minutes, then refrigerate for at least 6 hours.
  4. Serve over ice.

Notes

Two tablespoons of molasses will give a milder flavor, while three tablespoons will have more richness. The nutritional analysis reflects 2 tablespoons of molasses.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 cups
  • Calories: 300 calories
  • Sugar: 28 g
  • Sodium: 30 mg
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 38 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 17 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: cold molasses, iced molasses, iced molasses milk

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If you just have regular molasses at home, it will work too and you’ll have yourself a delicious beverage. But check the label on your bottle or jar, because the nutrient content will likely be different.

This drink is versatile, too. It’s delicious hot, so it’s a favorite in the winter months when I want a mug of something cozy, warm, and sweet to wrap my cold hands around. And served cold, you can bump up the fancy factor and bump down the calories by mixing the Iced Molasses Milk half and half with fizzy water.

Two jars of molasses milk next to two spoons

So if you’re ready for a new creamy brown beverage on ice this summer, consider one with an impressive nutrition pedigree, and get sipping.

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