Is there a rumbly in your tumbly? Just like Pooh Bear, I’ve always been a fan of honey. I remember going to the ecology center near my house as a child where they kept bees, and buying those honey sticks they have. Sometimes they had different flavors, and you can’t beat a sweet treat like that straight from the source!
I was also a huge Winnie the Pooh fan growing up, so when the movie Christopher Robin came out I knew it would have a lot of nostalgia for me. I found it to be a delightful film that will probably be exactly what you expect from the previews. The plot is predictable but it’s charming, heartwarming, and funny.
Christopher Robin grows up and leaves the Hundred Acre Wood behind. He gets wrapped up in work and forgets what it means to have fun and be with his family – but luckily Pooh and friends show up in his life again at just the right time to remind him of what’s important.
If you’re familiar with the original stories, you’ll find lots of references and moments to the things that happened then. For example, there is a moment where adult Christopher Robin is in the 100 Acre Wood by himself looking for Pooh, and he drops a stick into the stream and then goes to the other side of the bridge to see it come out. Someone without a Winnie the Pooh background wouldn’t get much out of this, but if you’re a longtime fan watching Christopher Robin play Pooh sticks by himself probably tugs at your heartstrings a little bit. I remember watching that scene as a kid.
Nowadays I’m still a Winnie the Pooh fan and I still love honey, though I don’t typically eat honey by itself! I love to use it in all sorts of recipes. I find it to be a healthier sweetener option than sugar and I’ll add it to tea, homemade protein balls, or use it while baking.
Because I was craving a sweet treat I decided to create my own honey milkshake. Turns out it was easy and delicious!
- 2 cups vanilla ice cream
- 1/2 to 1 cup of milk (I use less because I prefer a thicker milkshake)
- 1/3 cup of honey
- Pinch of cinnamon
- Whipped cream (optional)
Directions: Add the ice cream, milk, honey, and cinnamon to a blender. Blend until milkshake reaches desired consistency. Pour into glass and top with whipped cream and drizzled honey if you wish. Enjoy!
Would you enjoy a honey milkshake like Winnie the Pooh? And have you seen Christopher Robin?