Save (and Share) It For A Rainy Day: Ginger Clove Cinnamon Milk with Honey

The part of Bandung in which I currently reside is rather cold-temperature for a tropical land. In rainy season, usually the end of the year, it is very wet here with a quite high rainfall rate. Even more than Bogor, my hometown, which was popular as Kota Hujan—literally translated as rain city (kota means city and hujan means rain).

Now Bandung become the new Kota Hujan while Bogor is more appropriate to be called Kota Angkotangkot is abbreviation for angkutan kota, loosely translated as urban transportation. As (I think) there were more angkot units than the number of passengers that can be transported, nor, number of vehicles that can be accommodated by the roads of that commuter town.

Because Bogor public transportation colored with green and blue, our distance imaging must be consists of irregular blue-green tiny, lengthy, serpents. Or at least I imagine it that way..

Anyway, the climate of Bandung is fluctuating lately. It fluctuates without any notice, just like our WiFi connections. Sometimes sweltering and the other time freezing with the bitter cold wind. Such weather usually makes our body (mine, to be exact) more susceptible to catch flu and/or fever.

My family used to make wedang jahe (Indonesian ginger tea) to prevent any disadvantages from weather like these. Honestly, I used to dislike this Javanese traditional beverage because of the intense minty peppery taste. Until one night in February. It was rainy and I was trouble sleeping, my body weakened from cold and my temperature raised. There were no drugs in my first aid box but ginger and palm sugar in the kitchen, so, I had no other choice than made a cup of wedang jahe. And it worked very well.

Later I made it almost every night, and started to add things into my recipe until eventually it developed into ginger clove cinnamon milk with honey.

Ginger, clove, cinnamon, milk, honey.

Ginger Clove Cinnamon Milk with Honey
(Susu Rempah dengan Madu)

  • 600 ml fresh milk
  • 1½-2 tablespoons sliced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 5 cm cinnamon
  • 1½ tablespoon palm sugar
  • 1½ tablespoons honey

Preparation method:
  1. In a saucepan, put milk with the rest of the ingredients. Bring to boil in simmer heat, for about 30 minutes.
  2. Drain the remnants, add honey.
Yield 2 serves.

It is dead simple. For beginners, with less ingredients and minimum amount of time. Yet, powerful enough to expel cold. If you don't like milk, you can always substitute it with water. But I think milk makes it great.

What could be better for a rainy day (or night) than a cup of hot milk, warm blanket, some good music and a book? Or perhaps a movie? Or even a few rounds of game board with your friends? Don't forget to share this ginger clove cinnamon milk with honey with your beloved Honey. Enjoy!

Save and share it in the rainy day.

This post is also linked to Any One Can Cook: Series 20.
Any One Can Cook is a weekly food blog event hosted by Ayeesha from Taste of Pearl City.
This post is also linked to Simple Lives Thursday #35. The food blog event is hosted by Diana, Annette, Alicia and Wardeh. (This post is also voted as one of Alicia's favorites of the week! Thank you.)
This post is also linked to Treat To Eyes: Series-2.
Treat To Eyes is a weekly food blog event hosted by Rumana from Spice Ur Senses: My Way of Cooking.


  1. I love this kind of drink, looks very delish. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook :)

  2. With pleasure, Ayeesha! Following you too :)

  3. This drink sounds absolutely gorgeously aromatic! :D

  4. Thanks for your entry... hope to see more:)

  5. @Lorraine: Definitely so true :)
    @Rumana: Thanks for hosting, and visiting, Rumana :)