Earl Grey Milk with Cotton Candy

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Earl Grey Milk with Cotton Candy

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I’ll be the first admit this seems like a total joke of a recipe but after having made it a few times, I’m into it. Is it the cotton candy that makes it so good? Yes and yes.

Instead of boring ole sugar, I’m using cotton candy (!!) to sweeten this drink. It’s basically a tea beverage decorated with troll doll hair. Delicious troll doll hair.

Earl Grey Milk with Cotton Candy

Earl Grey Milk with Cotton Candy

Earl Grey Milk. Is it as simple as cold brewing Earl Grey tea in milk? Why, yes, yes it is.

Earl Grey Milk with Cotton Candy

What is Earl Grey?

Earl Grey is a black tea (like Assam or Ceylon) flavored with bergamot, a citrus fruit.

The story goes that a Chinese tea master blended the first Earl Grey for Charles Grey, the second Earl of Grey, as a gift. Lady Grey would serve the tea blend to guests and it became so popular she had it recreated by tea merchants in London.

Imagine how much more popular it would have been if she had the brilliance to serve it with cotton candy. Ha.

Earl Grey Milk with Cotton Candy

Earl Grey Milk with Cotton Candy

Earl Grey Milk with Cotton Candy

Author: Jee Choe
Tasty Earl Grey tea is sweetened with cotton candy.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cold Brew Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 2 minutes
Course Drinks
Yield2 servings



  • Stir Earl Grey loose tea into a container with 2 cups of milk. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.
  • Strain out and discard the leaves.
  • Serve either cold or hot topped with a big pile of cotton candy.


Once the cotton candy touches the Earl Grey Milk, the cotton candy will start melting right away. To serve guests, make the base of the cotton candy larger than the cup so it can sit on the rim. The guests can add in as much or as little of the cotton candy they prefer.

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