Ponyo Drink Recipe – Easy Kitchen Guide

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By Dr. Leah Alexander | Published on March 12, 2023 | Last Updated on November 21, 2023

If you are a fan of Ghibli production, you must watch the movie Ponyo. And you know Ponyo enjoyed a drink given by Sasuke’s mom a lot.

It is a warm and delicious beverage especially recommended for kids. It’s a cozy, comforting drink with a sweet flavor and hints of cinnamon.

Have you ever wanted to try that Ponyo drink? If yes, you’re in the right place.

Here, I’ve shared the Ponyo drink recipe, the step-by-step process and tips to make it more delicious. Let’s check it out.

Ponyo Drink Recipe

What is Ponyo Drink?

As mentioned above, the Ponyo drink is a comforting and warm beverage that was featured in the popular Studio Ghibli movie, “Ponyo”. The drink consists of milk, honey, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. It is perfect for a rainy day or to enjoy with friends.

Ponyo Drink has become increasingly popular over the years due to its comforting flavor and its association with the beloved film. Not only does it make for a great snack or treat on a cold day, but it can also be enjoyed as part of an afternoon tea or coffee break.

What does it taste like?

The Ponyo drink has a comforting, sweet flavor with hints of cinnamon, ginger and cloves. The nutmeg is optional but gives the drink a slightly spicy aftertaste. It’s creamy and soothing, perfect for a cold winter day or to enjoy as an afternoon snack with friends.

How did I first get introduced to the Ponyo Drink?

I first became aware of the Ponyo drink when I watched the movie “Ponyo”. The scene where Ponyo drinks the hot milk was so cute that I had to try it myself! After researching online, I found out how to make my own Ponyo drink, and I was so excited to finally have a taste of what Pony had enjoyed.

How do you make a Ponyo Drink?

Making a Ponyo Drink is easy and only requires a few simple ingredients. Here’s what you need:

How do you make a Ponyo Drink?


  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 1 pinch of ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons of ground nutmeg (Optional)
  • Whipped cream for topping (Optional)


Step 1

In a small saucepan, heat the milk over low heat until it is just about to boil.

Step 2

Remove from heat and add the honey, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg, stirring until combined.

Step 3

Pour into two mugs and top with some whipped cream if desired.

Step 4

Serve when it is still warm.


  • Keep an eye on the milk while it is heating, as you don’t want it to boil. Boiling will result in a scorched taste.
  • You can adjust the sweetness of your Ponyo drink by adding more or less honey.
  • Experiment with different spices like cardamom or vanilla to add a unique flavor.

Nutrition Information

A single serving of Ponyo Drink (1 cup) contains approximately 180 calories, 7g of fat, 22g of sugar, and 6g of protein.

What to serve with Ponyo Drink?

Ponyo drink is usually served on its own, but you can also pair it with cookies or other desserts. It can also be used as a base for smoothies or other milkshakes if desired. Besides, Ponyo Drink also goes well with certain fruits, such as bananas, apples, or pears.

How to store leftover Ponyo drinks?

You can store leftover Ponyo drink in the refrigerator for up to two days, but it is best enjoyed right away. If you have any leftovers, you can freeze them in an ice cube tray and use them in smoothies or other drinks later.

Can pregnant women eat this?

Yes, pregnant women can enjoy Ponyo drink as it is made with ingredients that are generally considered safe for pregnant women to consume in moderation. However, if you have any concerns, please consult your doctor first.


Can I add other ingredients to my Ponyo drink?

Yes, you can experiment with different spices to give your Ponyo drink a unique flavor. You can also add fruits or other ingredients to make it more interesting.

Can kids drink Ponyo drink?

Yes, kids can enjoy Ponyo drink as it is made with ingredients generally considered safe for all to consume in moderation. However, if you have any concerns, you can remove the cinnamon powder and use chocolate power instead.

Wrapping Up

Ponyo Drink is an easy and delicious hot milk drink recipe inspired by the movie “Ponyo”. You can create this creamy, comforting beverage with just a few simple ingredients in no time. Enjoy this warm and cozy drink on its own or with a few snacks to make it even more special.

So, if you have kids at home who loves Poyno, try this amazing Ponyo Drink recipe for them! They’re sure to love it.

I hope this article has been helpful in understanding how to make your own Ponyo drink at home. Thanks for reading!

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Dr. Leah Alexander, M.D., is a board-certified Pediatrician in New Jersey and has been working at Elizabeth Pediatric Group of New Jersey since 2000.
She also has a passion for culinary arts that extends beyond the medical realm. After completing culinary school at the French Culinary Institute, she started Global Palate, LLC, a catering firm, in 2007. She ran her own six-year-old catering company and served small group parties as an owner and executive chef.

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