Hot Vanilla
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Hot Vanilla


This is the opposite of hot chocolate. Before I wrote this post, I wanted to try it out for myself. I figured it would only taste like sugared milk, and… well, frankly I didn’t want to give you a crappy recipe. I simmered the ingredients, poured it into my Irish coffee mugs, not expecting much. I was pleasantly surprised!  This hot beverage is so delicious, all I can tell you is… go heat some milk, you need to try this. Right now.

I used McCormick’s pure vanilla extract, and added some whipped cream and marshmallows on top. This will go into my favorite hot beverages list… next to hot chocolate, of course.  Oh, and coffee.

This post also reminded me about how warm milk before going to bed can supposedly help you sleep. Have you tried it? I don’t have an issue with sleep myself, I’m gone 3 minutes after my head hits the pillow! But I did a little reading on the subject, and here’s an interesting article  I thought I’d share with you: Is it true that warm milk can make me sleepy?


Hot Vanilla

Adapted from Disney Family Fun
Serves 1

1 cup of milk
2 teaspoons of sugar
½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
Whipped cream as topping
2 marshmallows as a topping


  1. For each hot vanilla, in a small pan over medium heat, bring 1 cup of milk, 2 teaspoons of sugar and ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract to a simmer.
  2. Serve and top with whipped cream and 2 marshmallows.

Hot Vanilla

Hot Vanilla

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