Vanilla-Almond Steamer

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Vanilla-Almond SteamerRecipe
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr, Mary Lyn Hill Jenkins
This hot drink pairs nicely with Chocolate-Hazelnut Meringues. For a grown-up twist, spike it with brandy, bourbon, gold rum, or cinnamon schnapps. Make the steamer mixture up to a day ahead, refrigerate, then reheat when ready to serve.
8 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)


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8 cups 1% low-fat milk
1/2 cup sugar
2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
Ground cinnamon (optional)
Cinnamon sticks (optional)


1. Combine the milk and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat; cook until sugar dissolves, stirring frequently. Add cinnamon sticks to milk mixture; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally (do not boil). Remove from heat; let stand 20 minutes. Stir in extracts. Place pan over medium-high heat; cook 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Remove and discard cinnamon sticks. Garnish with ground cinnamon and cinnamon sticks, if desired.

Created date

November 2009

Nutritional Information

Calories 154
Fat 2.6 g
Satfat 1.6 g
Monofat 0.8 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 8 g
Carbohydrate 24.3 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Iron 0.1 mg
Sodium 123 mg
Calcium 300 mg