Instead of hot chocolate, go for hot vanilla with this easy-to-make milk steamer~ by Deanna Segrave-Daly, RD
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I’m so over winter.
Like that isn’t an obvious statement.
As we’ve reached the third snowiest winter ever here in Philly and spring is still officially a month away, I’m trying (rather desperately) to keep sunny in the kitchen at least with recipes like this. And this.Instead of hot chocolate, go for a Vanilla Coconut Milk Steamer (easily made at home!) @tspbasil #thereciperedux Click To Tweet
So, with this month’s Recipe ReDux theme, I knew I was going hot beverage (with a tropical twist.)
Beverages Are Hot – That which is served in a mug, glass, or stein is becoming just as interesting as what’s on the plate. New cocktail-only blogs are emerging. Pinners are cooking with their Keurig K-cups. Hot beverages have gone way beyond hot cocoa. Beverages are in! Whether you’re serving something hot or cool, kid-friendly or happy hour worthy, show us your healthier drink.
I’ve always been a vanilla girl. While I do love me some dark chocolate (Dove Minis) and ANYTHING chocolate peanut butter (my pinterest board devoted to Peanut Butter Chocolate Love), vanilla was always my ice cream choice since I was a kid. I’ve made my own vanilla extract, vanilla sugar and even vanilla salt. I’m a sucker for any kind of vanilla lotion, soap or household product.
So, why not hot vanilla instead of hot chocolate? Since my espresso maker/milk steamer died a few years back and I haven’t replaced it, I whipped this version up on the stove in 5 minutes using both cow’s milk and canned light coconut milk, topped with a small dollop of real whipped cream and a sprinkle of unsweetened coconut.Print
Vanilla Coconut Milk Steamer
Instead of hot chocolate, go for hot vanilla with this easy-to-make milk steamer
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- 1 cup nonfat milk
- 1 cup canned light coconut milk
- 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped (or 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract)
- 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar or granulated sugar, optional
- Pinch of salt
- Whipped cream
- Unsweetened flaked coconut
- In a small pot, whisk together milk, coconut milk, vanilla pod and seeds, sugar (optional) and salt. Bring to a simmer (don’t not boil) over medium-high heat. Reduce to medium low and heat for another 3-4 minutes. Remove from stove and remove vanilla pod.
- If you have a milk frother, pour into pitcher and froth. If not, whisk thoroughly then pour into 2 mugs.
- Top each mug with a small dollop whipped cream and a sprinkle of flaked coconut.
I’m thinking next time I make this, I need to add a shot of Kahlua or Amarula (an insanely good cream liqueur from South Africa.)