Spiced Almond Steamer

by Rachel on December 3, 2012

I can’t think of a better  way to end the night than with a nice warm mug wrapped in my hands.  This spiced almond milk steamer is a perfect winter drink.

Inspired by Joy’s recipe, I simmered vanilla almond milk with cardamom, cinnamon, and a pinch of ginger.  The mug is polished with a little orange zest and honey.

For just 2 pts+ you can make this treat your new nightly ritual.  Best enjoyed over a pile of magazines, under cozy blankets, with a cookie or two, or by a warm fire.

Spiced Almond Steamer
 
WW Points:
Meal: Drink
Serves: 2

Ingredients
  • 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 tsp honey*
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp cardamom
  • pinch of ginger
  • ~1/2 tsp orange zest, optional (but highly recommended!)

Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients except for orange zest in a small sauce pan and heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until very warm.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in orange zest. Using a wire whisk, stir vigorously until foamy. Pour into two mugs.
  3. Enjoy!

Notes
* Note: If you want a sweeter drink you can add up to 2 tsp of honey per mug without changing the PointsPlus value.

 What’s your favorite wintertime beverage?

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Brooke @ Being Vivacious December 3, 2012 at 9:37 am

I tried something like this recently with plain old milk. It was actually wuite good. I might want to whip one up for myself again!

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Rachel January 31, 2013 at 4:15 pm

I’m sure it would be just as tasty with plan old milk =)

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Chloe Moon December 3, 2012 at 9:37 am

You know I’ve never tried almond milk and not sure what cardamom tastes or smells like, but this really sounds good! I’m always up for new things, I gotta check this out first hand! =)

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Rachel January 31, 2013 at 4:15 pm

I don’t know how to describe cardamom – it’s just a nice warm spice. Hope you try it soon – I love anything with cardamom! If you like Indian foods a lot of Indian dessert uses it.

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Becky @ Olives n Wine December 3, 2012 at 9:42 am

This looks like the perfect spiced fireside drink. My fall favorite are Pumpkin Spice Lattes with soy and light on the syrup. OMG amazingness :) I have to limit myself to enjoying only one per week – It is my Sunday morning treat!

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Carolyn December 6, 2012 at 10:06 pm

I whipped up this steamer as soon as I read the blog post! It was super tasty and comforting. It may become a new evening ritual!

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Rachel January 31, 2013 at 4:14 pm

That’s awesome – glad you liked it!

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Heidi @ Food Doodles December 8, 2012 at 3:40 pm

This looks wonderful! I’ve been putting just a tiny splash of pure maple syrup and some nutmeg in my almond milk and it’s delicious. Must try this :D

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Rachel January 31, 2013 at 4:13 pm

I have to make some with maple syrup next time – yum!

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