Summer Moon Moon Milk Recipe (MUST TRY Copycat Drink)

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I know what it’s like to crave your favorite cafe’s specialty – it’s only natural that you’d want a Summer Moon moon milk recipe! Unfortunately, it’s pretty hard to get your hands on. However, I’ve come up with a solution and found a way to make homemade moon milk taste just like Summer Moon! So, let’s get started with some queries about this popular item.

Summer Moon Moon Milk Recipe

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Summer Moon Moon Milk Copycat Recipe

Due to the popularity of the ’vanilla ice cream’ theory, this recipe will be roughly based on vanilla soft serve. What I aim to accomplish with this is a creamer that has roughly the consistency of fluffy, melted soft serve, with a little more flavor to bring you a sweet, moon milk-esque cream.

  • Author: Anna
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: drink
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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  • ½ cup whole milk, warmed
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup caster sugar, sieved
  • 1 tbsp dried skim milk powder, sieved
  • 2 tsps light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp condensed milk
  • 2 squares of white cooking chocolate, melted

Optional

  • 1 drizzle maple syrup, hazelnut syrup, honey, or Torani syrup depending on preference/opinion 

Instructions

  1. Start off your moon milk by putting your ¾ cup milk in a microwavable mug and placing it in the microwave for 40-50 seconds. Then take it out and add to a medium sized bowl, being sure to skim off any skin formed beforehand.
  2. Cut your squares of white chocolate into quarters or eighths then add them to the bowl, shortly followed by the sugar, skim powder and vanilla. Stir until its all roughly mixed up before whisking – you can do this with a fork if the mixture is too thick. Do this until the sugar and chocolate dissolve into the milk completely. If it isn’t mixing, put it back in the microwave for 20 seconds and try again.
  3. Once those have been thoroughly incorporated, add in the corn syrup teaspoon by teaspoon, mixing all the while. You can even put some of the original sugar-milk mix in a smaller bowl to do this, so that the corn syrup has a better chance of mixing. Then, do the same with the condensed milk. At this point, you can also drizzle in a touch of any syrup you plan to use.
  4. Next, leave the mixture to cool – you can even put it in the fridge to hasten the process, if you like. Just make sure to take it out before it gets actually cold, as you want it to be somewhere between room temperature and lukewarm.
  5. Once the mix is at the right temperature, all you need to do is add the heavy cream! Add in the heavy cream slowly, mixing every time you add a bit. Once its all mixed in, you’re done! 

Notes

  • Try adding a little to your coffee to see whether it brings back that Summer Moon taste.
  • Keep in a clean, tightly closed jar in the fridge for up to maximum 3 days.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 tbsp
  • Calories: 37
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 18 mg
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 20 mg

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What Is Moon Milk Coffee?

Not to be confused with Ayurvedic moon milk, moon milk from Summer Moon is a signature sweetened creamer blend made, sold and served by Summer Moon Coffee.

If you’re unfamiliar, Summer Moon is a 20 year old small chain coffee shop originating from Austin, Texas. So far, the stores have made it to four states – they are spread across Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.

Summer Moon’s Moon Milk is a secret recipe that makes their coffee taste smooth, creamy, and a little sweet. Many people say it has a hint of vanilla flavor. The Moon Milk is usually mixed with Summer Moon’s coffee, which they roast using a special method with wood fires. This wood-fired roasting gives their coffee a unique, smoky taste.

People like the combination of Summer Moon’s wood-roasted coffee and their Moon Milk creamer. The coffee shops have a cozy and inviting feeling that keeps customers coming back.

Summer Moon Coffee has been making people happy with their special coffee and Moon Milk for a long time. As they open shops in more states, they make sure to keep the same quality and taste that people love.

So, if you want to try a special sweet creamer in your coffee, look for a Summer Moon Coffee shop and ask for their Moon Milk. It’s a favorite among many coffee lovers who enjoy the smooth, creamy taste and the warm, friendly atmosphere of the shops.

If you’re curious about the cafe, check out this video by KSAT 12 on YouTube to learn more about the brand! In it, the owner of Summer Moon Coffee is interviewed, and explains a little more about what makes Summer Moon so unique.

What Is Moon Milk Made Of At Summer Moon?

Is There A Secret Recipe For Moon Milk Summer Moon?

Summer Moon’s recipe for moon milk is (unfortunately for me) a complete secret. Unlike the recipe for Jimmy John’s Kickin’ ranch, which is mixed in-house, the recipe for moon milk has not been yet leaked. This is because even the baristas working there don’t know what is in the moon milk, as it is pre-mixed before arriving to Summer Moon.

Summer Moon Moon Milk Recipe – Revealed At Last?

It’s speculated that there are only a few people who know what truly is in moon milk, and that they likely have to sign non-disclosure agreements. If you’re curious about what Summer Moon has to say on the matter, here is what it says on their website:

Moon Milk® is our signature sweet cream. It’s a family recipe made of 7 top-secret ingredients. It does not contain honey or major food allergens. Moon Milk can be made dairy-free for you using oat, soy, almond or coconut milk; your choice. Moon Juice is our dairy-free sweetener that we combine with oat, soy, almond or coconut milk to make dairy-free Moon Milk.

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What Are The Ingredients In Summer Moon Moon Milk

Despite the popularity of Summer Moon’s Moon Milk, the exact ingredients used in the recipe remain a mystery. The company closely guards the secret formula, leaving customers and curious individuals to speculate about what might be in the signature sweet cream.

To uncover potential ingredients, I turned to online forums, particularly Reddit, where Summer Moon enthusiasts have shared their best guesses. After spending 20 minutes browsing through various threads, I compiled a list of the most popular theories about what could be in Moon Milk.

The most prevalent belief among Redditors is that Summer Moon uses a soft-serve vanilla ice cream mix as the base for their Moon Milk. This theory gained the most traction, with eight votes from the online community.

Here is a list of possible ingredients, ranked from most popular to least popular based on the number of votes:

Possible Ingredients:

  • Vanilla, vanilla ice cream or vanilla syrup (8 votes)
  • Sugar (7 votes)
  • Milk (5 votes)
  • Heavy whipping cream (3 votes)
  • Condensed milk, corn syrup, cinnamon, honey, Torani syrup (all 2 votes each)
  • Creamer, half n’ half, or alt milk mixed with moon juice (2 votes)
  • Maple syrup, almond extract, alternative sweetener, simple syrup, hazelnut syrup, smoked cream, MSG, butterscotch, horchata, eggnog, marshmallow fluff (all 1 vote each)

It’s important to note that these are merely speculations based on the opinions of Summer Moon fans and should not be taken as factual information. Until the company decides to reveal the actual ingredients, the true composition of Moon Milk will remain a tantalizing enigma.

Regardless of the secret recipe, Moon Milk continues to be a beloved addition to Summer Moon’s drinks, captivating customers with its creamy texture and subtle sweetness. The mystery surrounding its ingredients only adds to its allure, making it a unique selling point for the coffee shop chain.

Summer Moon ‘Moon Milk’ Nutrition

How Many Calories Are In Moon Milk?

There are 37 calories in Summer Moon’s moon milk per tablespoon. One tablespoon is about the equivalent of one individual creamer pod (15ml, depending on the company).

To find out how much moon milk is in a drink at Summer Moon’s, check out this chart on their website.

Nutrition Table

NUTRIENTSAmount
Carbohydrates 4 grams
Sugar 4 grams
Fat 6 grams
Saturated4 grams
Polyunsaturated N/A
Monounsaturated N/A
Trans N/A
Protein0 grams
Sodium 18 mg
Cholesterol20 mg
Amount per tbsp
Summer Moon Moon Milk Copycat Recipe

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Making

When making your own Moon Milk at home, there are a few things to watch out for. Try these tips to ensure that your Moon Milk turns out creamy, flavorful, and just like the Summer Moon original.

Overheating the Milk

One of the most common mistakes when making Moon Milk is allowing the milk to get too hot. Overheated milk can scorch, resulting in an unpleasant burnt taste. To prevent this, heat your milk over medium-low heat and stir it frequently. Remove the pot from the heat as soon as you see small bubbles forming around the edges.

Not Using Enough Vanilla

Vanilla is a crucial component in replicating the distinctive taste of Summer Moon’s Moon Milk. Be sure to use a sufficient amount of high-quality vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste. If you don’t use enough vanilla, your Moon Milk may lack the depth of flavor that makes the original so appealing.

Using Poor Quality Ingredients

To achieve the best flavor, it’s important to use high-quality ingredients when making Moon Milk. Opt for whole milk or a rich, creamy non-dairy alternative. Choose a high-quality vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste, and ensure that any additional flavorings, such as cinnamon or honey, are fresh and of good quality.

Insufficient Whisking

Thorough whisking is essential for creating a smooth, lump-free Moon Milk. As you heat the mixture, be sure to whisk it consistently to help the ingredients combine evenly and prevent clumps of sweetener or spices from forming. Continue whisking until the Moon Milk is steaming hot and all ingredients are well incorporated.

Neglecting the Toppings

Toppings can take your Moon Milk from simple to spectacular. Don’t forget to add a sprinkle of cinnamon, a drizzle of honey, or a dollop of whipped cream to elevate your mug. Experiment with different toppings to discover your favorite combinations and add an extra layer of enjoyment.

Storing Summer Moon’s Moon Milk

Fridge Storage

For optimal freshness, store Moon Milk in an airtight container in the fridge if consuming within 1-2 days. This preserves its creamy texture and prevents flavor contamination. To avoid spills and messes, use a container with a tight-fitting lid and place it on a shelf away from strong-smelling foods.

Countertop Storage

If drinking Moon Milk within a few hours, room temperature storage is okay. Keep it away from sunlight and heat to avoid spoilage. Trust your nose if unsure about freshness. If you live in a warm climate, consider transferring your Moon Milk to an insulated container or thermos to maintain its optimal temperature.

Shelf Life and Expiration

Refrigerated Moon Milk lasts up to 5 days, but best consumed within 3 days of purchase for peak flavor and texture. Check the expiration date on your Moon Milk before storing it, and always discard any expired product. If you have extra Moon Milk, share it with friends or use it in recipes like smoothies or baked goods to avoid waste.

Proper Handling

Always use clean hands and utensils when handling Moon Milk to prevent bacterial growth. If you’re unsure if your Moon Milk has been stored properly or is still fresh, give it a quick smell and taste test before consuming. When in doubt, throw it out to avoid any potential foodborne illnesses.

Side Dishes to Pair with Summer Moon Coffee’s Moon Milk

Summer Moon’s creamy, slightly sweet Moon Milk is a treat on its own, but pairing it with the right snacks can take your coffee shop experience to the next level!

Let me know if you’ve got pairings of your own to share!

Breakfast Pairings

Start your day off right with a Moon Milk and a wholesome breakfast. Try a freshly baked blueberry muffin or a slice of warm banana bread for a sweet and satisfying combination. For a protein-packed option, pair your Moon Milk with a breakfast sandwich or wrap.

Lunch and Snack Pairings

Treat yourself to a Moon Milk and a delightful snack. A slice of pumpkin bread or a buttery shortbread pairs perfectly with the creamy sweetness of the Moon Milk. For a lighter option, try a fruit and cheese plate or a handful of mixed nuts.

Dessert Pairings

Moon Milk and a yummy dessert? Heaven. A classic chocolate chip cookie or a soft oatmeal raisin cookie will complement the warm, cozy flavors of the Moon Milk. For a more decadent treat, indulge in a small square of dark chocolate or a few chocolate-covered almonds.

FAQs: Summer Moon Moon Milk Recipe

What is moon milk at Summer Moon Coffee?

Moon milk is Summer Moon’s signature sweet cream. Touting ’7 secret ingredients’ moon milk is free of all major food allergens. It does not contain honey, and can be made dairy-free with your choice of milk (ask for dairy-free moon milk, or moon juice). Basically, moon milk is like a sweetened creamer.

Does Summer Moon sell moon milk?

Summer Moon do sell their moon milk for home use! Unfortunately, I have not been able to find any instances of their moon milk being sold online, so if you want to get your hands on it you have to go in-store. Luckily, you can get both dairy-free and regular moon milk though!

Is Summer Moon Coffee vegan?

There are vegan options available at Summer Moon – just be sure to ask your barista or check which are suitable on the menu. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find any information on whether their moon milk itself is vegan – however, some have stated that while moon milk can be made dairy-free, it is not and cannot be made vegan. Still, we have yet to hear an official answer from Summer Moon themselves.

Does Summer Moon have decaf?

Summer Moon does both serve and sell decaf coffee! They also sell half-caff if you want a little bit of a caffiene kick. Check online for ‘Firelight’, their decaf blend, ‘Spark’, or their half-caff blend if you want some decaf Summer Moon coffee for home use. In-store, they offer decaf espresso. This means you can order any espresso drink either decaf or half caff – just be sure to ask your barista!

FAQs: Ayurvedic Milk

If you were looking up Ayurvedic moon milk and accidentally made your way onto this article (we all fall through Google rabbit holes), allow me to redirect you to these questions here.

For those unfamiliar, Ayurveda is the traditional Hindu system of medicine. Ayurvedic moon milk is milk brewed with herbs and other such ingredients to make a natural remedy, often for insomnia.

Does Summer Moon sell moon milk?

While Summer Moon do sell *their* moon milk, they don’t sell Ayurvedic moon milk. Summer Moon’s ‘moon milk’ is a sweetened creamer used for coffee, consisting of seven secret ingredients. All we know about it is that it does not contain any major allergens and it is similar to sweetened soft serve vanilla – so, quite different from Ayurvedic moon milk!

How often should I drink moon milk?

Ayurvedic moon milk can be drunk once a day before bed to act as a natural sleep aid.

What are the benefits of moon milk?

Presuming this question is about Ayurvedic moon milk, the ashwagandha herb in it can help to promote effects on the endocrine, cardiopulmonary, and central nervous systems.

Is moon milk good for kids?

Kids can drink Ayurvedic moon milk in moderation for bedtime to help them sleep – just be sure to use a smaller ratio of herbs when making for children.

Summer Moon Moon Milk Recipe – Revealed At Last?

How Do You Make Moon Milk – Summer Moon Secret Recipe Revealed!

Serves: Multiple people/multiple uses

Prep Time:
20 minutes

Due to the popularity of the ’vanilla ice cream’ theory, this recipe will be roughly based on vanilla soft serve. What I aim to accomplish with this is a creamer that has roughly the consistency of fluffy, melted soft serve, with a little more flavor to bring you a sweet, moon milk-esque cream.

Ingredients

½ cup whole milk, warmed
1 cup heavy cream
2 tsps vanilla extract
⅓ cup caster sugar, sieved
1 tbsp dried skim milk powder, sieved
2 tsps light corn syrup
1 tsp condensed milk
2 squares of white cooking chocolate, melted
1 drizzle maple syrup, hazelnut syrup, honey, or Torani syrup depending on preference/opinion (optional)

Method

  1. Start off your moon milk by putting your ¾ cup milk in a microwavable mug and placing it in the microwave for 40-50 seconds. Then take it out and add to a medium sized bowl, being sure to skim off any skin formed beforehand.
  2. Cut your squares of white chocolate into quarters or eighths then add them to the bowl, shortly followed by the sugar, skim powder and vanilla. Stir until its all roughly mixed up before whisking – you can do this with a fork if the mixture is too thick. Do this until the sugar and chocolate dissolve into the milk completely. If it isn’t mixing, put it back in the microwave for 20 seconds and try again.
  3. Once those have been thoroughly incorporated, add in the corn syrup teaspoon by teaspoon, mixing all the while. You can even put some of the original sugar-milk mix in a smaller bowl to do this, so that the corn syrup has a better chance of mixing. Then, do the same with the condensed milk. At this point, you can also drizzle in a touch of any syrup you plan to use.
  4. Next, leave the mixture to cool – you can even put it in the fridge to hasten the process, if you like. Just make sure to take it out before it gets actually cold, as you want it to be somewhere between room temperature and lukewarm.
  5. Once the mix is at the right temperature, all you need to do is add the heavy cream! Add in the heavy cream slowly, mixing every time you add a bit. Once its all mixed in, you’re done!

Try adding a little to your coffee to see whether it brings back that Summer Moon taste.

Keep in a clean, tightly closed jar in the fridge for up to maximum 3 days.

Moon Milk – Can I Make It At Home?

While very few people know Summer Moon’s genuine, official moon milk recipe, anyone can hazard a guess and try their hand! The recipe I’ve provided here should leave you with something that’s pretty close to moon milk, so it’s certainly worth trying out.

Still, if there’s a Summer Moon in your area, rest assured that you can buy a good amount for home use.

And if not, then you better start making a grocery list for that recipe!

By Anna

Anna Brooks, the voice behind CooksDream.com, is a seasoned writer and editor with an insatiable love for food. While not a professional chef, her culinary adventures and unique insights have captivated readers for years. Anna believes in the transformative power of food, stating it "feeds the soul." Dive into her writings for a mix of inspiration, entertainment, and culinary wisdom. Author Pinterest Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Tumblr Reddit Quora

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  1. From past experience of another local-closed now- coffee house in Austin, I 💯 can taste the similarities of sugar in the raw that has been caramelized before added to the drink-which at Strange Brew was their signature drink and came iced but you can get hot. The texture is different but I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s one of the 7. Especially considering it has 4grams of sugar!

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