There are many bits of advice or ‘folklore’, that go with taking psychedelics. Maybe it’s because it is a practice that has been pushed underground for many years — so there is less ‘common’ or ‘official’ knowledge about their recreational consumption. Maybe it’s also because — with psychedelics — everyone trips differently, so people actively search for rules-of-thumb to try and understand, or make a bit more sense out of their experience.
One of these, for example, is drinking orange juice. Depending on your source, a glass of OJ could either enhance your trip, or put a sudden stop to a bad one. Hmm… something can’t be right here.
The Mushroom and Milk Mythology
Another bit of ‘folklore’, is that milk or dairy products can end a trip, or even prevent it from happening in the first place. So, we were a little confused to see, in our shiny new copy of ‘The Psilocybin Chef Cookbook’ by Virginia Haze and Dr. K. Mandrake, PhD, a recipe for ‘Basic Warm Milk Extract’. Surely these fellow psilocybin devotees would not suggest anything that might lessen the effects of our dear magic mushrooms?
Well, we were intrigued, and decided to do some of our own research on the milk and psilocybin mythology.
Spoiler alert — turns out it’s kinda just that — a myth.
The popular idea that lactose somehow inhibits the effects of psychedelics is, we’re glad to announce, total hogwash, phooey, codswallop — that is to say — wrong, wrong, wrong. There is no scientific evidence to support this. In fact, many capsules that contain psychoactive substances actually include lactose as part of their ingredients — and it would be rather counterintuitive if they encased a drug in something that stopped it working!
The only potential reason we could find is that if you consume a full-fat milk with your shrooms it could line your stomach, slowing absorption. (This is why it is always recommended to take shrooms on an empty stomach.) However, this is unlikely to affect your trip because it is so slight a difference — unless of course you’re drinking gallons of milk — we’re talking a normal-size glass here folks.
An Alternative Way To Consume The Shroom
However, if you want to bypass this tiny possibility / you can’t wait a second longer for your trip to begin, there are some easy-peasy alternatives. Because, if you ask us, the earthy hint of flavour that magic truffles or shrooms provide, perfectly complements a warming, creamy beverage. For some people, just munching down on truffles or shrooms is not an option. They don’t like the flavour, texture, or simply the idea of eating them straight. Due to this, many people make tea with their shrooms or truffles, which is one of our favourite methods too. However, wouldn’t it be nice to have another method, that not only is just as tasty, but dare we say it…perhaps more versatile…
How To Make Magic Mushroom Milk
So, we’ve decided to have a go at the ‘Basic Warm Milk Extract’ based on the recipe by Virginia Haze and Dr. K. Mandrake PhD — but with a special Wholecelium twist. We used our fantastically trippy magic truffles, and, brace yourselves guys, this is the cosiest way to get high!
You Will Need:
(This is to make 500ml of Magic Truffle Milk)
Milk, or milk alternative: 500ml, Magic Truffles (we used Druid): 10g, measuring cup, pan, spoon, sharp knife, chopping board, cloth to strain mixture— e.g cheesecloth, muslin or tea towel, mug.