Citrus and cream? Say yes please to this delicious and easy to make, two ingredient orange milk. Sipping on this creamy orange bliss will transport you away to a sunny day.
🥛 What is a Orange Milk?
Orange milk is an easy to make, two ingredient flavored milk made very simply of orange simple syrup mixed into your milk of choice. This dreamy flavored milk has a sweet, tangy orange citrus flavor melted together with the sweet cream of milk.
Orange milk is also available to purchase pre-made in a store. However, oftentimes it is packed full of preservatives and food coloring to give it a bright orange flavor. So, if you’re looking for a healthier variation that’s still easy and accessible, you’ll want to try out this homemade recipe.
And, if that’s not enough, here are a few reasons why you are sure to love this recipe:
- Easy to make. With only two ingredients this couldn’t be any easier to make. All you have to do is pour them together and give them a stir. You should be able to stir this one up in 2 minutes or less.
- Bursting with citrus. If you love oranges, Then this flavored milk is a perfect addition to your repertoire. It’s bursting with bright citrus flavor which is super delicious.
- Nutritious. Looking for a couple new ways to get your kids to get their dairy and vitamin d in? Give them this flavored milk that they’re sure to love and you can help them pack in essential nutrients.
⭐ When to Make This Drink
This fun flavored milk is great to serve at a whole multitude of different events. Here are just a few times you might want to try it out:
- Afternoon treat
- As a snack
- Before bed
This recipe is easy to customize with a few different flavor variations and ingredient modifications, check out these ideas:
- Adjust a simple syrup. You can make this one less sweet or more sweet simply by adding a little more or a little less simple syrup to your drink.
- Add more citrus. You can add an additional splash of actual orange juice to the drink if you would like to ramp up the sweet citrus flavor.
- Make it dairy-free. You can use a dairy-free milk such as oat milk, soy milk or almond milk if you desire. Do be aware that the color and flavor may be slightly different.
- Add an additional dash of flavor. You can add a little bit of vanilla extract or an additional fruit flavor such as banana to this drink if you would like to ramp up the flavors even more.
- Make it colorful. If you’re serving this for kids birthdays or other kid friendly event you may want to actually make it orange colored as well. You can add a few drops of food coloring in to do the job.
- 2 oz Orange Simple Syrup (store bought, or make your own with 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, .5 cup orange juice, 3 slices of orange peel)
- 4 oz of Milk
Make sure you’ve got everything gathered together including bar spoon, highball glass, ice, jigger, milk and orange simple syrup.
Note: We like to use a highball glass for this drink, but you can use any type of glassware you prefer.
Take the ice and use it to fill the highball gloss all the way up to the top.
Measure up 2 oz of orange simple syrup and add it to the highball glass.
Note: You can purchase simple syrup or make your own. We have a full post on making your own orange syrup, but we’ve included the broad overview in the recipe card below.
Grab your milk and pour it directly into the glass. You should top the glass off with the milk. Depending on the size of glass you choose it will usually take around 4 to 6 oz.
Make sure everything is stirred well. Use the bar spoon and put it in your glass and give everything a stir.
- bar spoon
- highball glass
- cocktail shaker optional
- Hawthorne strainer optional
- 2 oz Orange Simple Syrup if making your own you will need .5 cups orange juice, 3 strips of orange peel, 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar
- 4 oz Milk
Orange Simple Syrup
- Put .5 cups orange juice, 3 strips of orange peel, 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar into a pot.
- Simmer for 10 minutes on medium heat while stirring frequently.
- Remove from the heat and strain into a container. Place in the fridge to chill.
- Fill up the highball glass to the top with ice.
- Use the jigger and measure 2 oz of orange syrup. Toss that into the glass.*see notes section below if you want to measure with cups.
- Use the jigger and measure 4 oz of milk. Toss that into the glass.
- Use the bar spoon to mix everything together.
- ¼ cup of orange simple syrup
- ½ cup of milk
- You can also use a cocktail shaker and shake this to mix instead of stirring.
- Use dairy free milk if desired.