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Almond Hot Toddy

Yield 2 servings
This soothing treat is the perfect finale to a long winter day. Alcohol may be omitted.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups vanilla-flavored almond milk
  • 2 ounces spiced rum
  • 1 ounce brandy
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, plus more for garnish
  • Light whipped cream to garnish
  • Slivered almonds to garnish

How to Make It

  1. Over low heat, combine almond milk, rum, brandy, almond extract, cinnamon and nutmeg in a medium saucepan, stirring constantly with a whisk until very warm. Pour into large mugs, leaving an inch of room to the top. Top with whipped cream, almonds and a sprinkle of nutmeg.

    Nutrition information per serving:
    Calories 197, Cholesterol 0 mg, Total fat 7 g, Fiber 0 g, Saturated 0 g, Calcium 208 mg, Monounsaturated 0 g, Magnesium 1 mg, Polyunsaturated 0 g, Sodium 0 mg, Carb 17 g, Potassium 186 mg, Protein 1 g, Vitamin E 5 mg

    Almond milk may be found in health food stores and many supermarkets in a shelf-stable box; it is usually next to the soy beverages. Or, to make your own almond milk at home, combine 1 cup blanched almonds, roasted and still warm; 3 cups water and 1 teaspoon honey in a blender. Process at low speed for 1 minute, then 3 minutes at high speed until smooth. Strain the mixture through cheesecloth to remove remaining solids. Refrigerate. For vanilla-flavored almond milk, add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.