This Hot Vanilla Milk recipe is one of these fun drinks to make when it is cold outside and you want to warm up your entire self. The other evening the wind was blowing and the temperature was so cold, this warm winter drink was the perfect beverage to defrost the body. As it, it makes a great warm winter drink for everyone, but can be changed up a bit for an adult cocktail too.
When my kids were younger, they loved the hot vanilla drinks that were available at the coffee shop, and this version tastes even better since it is not made with powdered mix and a ton of extra sugar.
We make our version 2% milk, but you can use whole milk if you want. I imagine you can make it with soy or almond milk, but I have not tried that yet. It goes nicely with cookies too!
It’s a nice warm winter drink for everyone as is. If you want to add a little Irish Cream to it for the adults, it makes a nice hot toddy.
Hot Vanilla Drink Recipe
- 2 cups milk
- ½ teaspoon Vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon sugar
- pinch of cinnamon
- whipped cream
- Pour milk in sauce pan over low heat.
- Add vanilla, sugar, malted milk, and cinnamon.
- Heat until just hot.
- Pour into cups and top with whipped cream.
How is the weather where you are at this weekend? Are you trying to warm up? Check out this other tasty hot beverage recipe made with Nutella.