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Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr, Mary Lyn Hill Jenkins Photo by: Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr, Mary Lyn Hill Jenkins

Vanilla-Almond Steamer

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.

Cooking Light DECEMBER 2009

  • Yield: 8 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)

Ingredients

  • 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)

Preparation

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.

Note:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 154
  • Fat: 2.6g
  • Saturated fat: 1.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Carbohydrate: 24.3g
  • Fiber: 0.0g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Iron: 0.1mg
  • Sodium: 123mg
  • Calcium: 300mg
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