Saturday, March 22, 2014
Hot Cuppa Cinnamon......
I suppose I've come to all this business of latte's and smoothies and all that rather late. You're all up on it already, I guess. But I thought I'd share my favorite warm, refreshing drink of the moment.
I start with my favorite mug about 1/3 full of 1% milk. You could use any milk, even....ahem.....heavy cream; but this is what I had on hand today.
Add 1/2 t. cinnamon, 3 t. sugar or Splenda, 1/4 t. vanilla and heat in the microwave for about 50 seconds until it is hot, but not boiling.
Meanwhile, make your favorite tea with about 2/3 of the amount of water you need to fill your hot sipper. I'm using a chai de-caf tea bag and I steeped it about three minutes.
When the milk is hot, froth it with a frother or a hand-held blender. My little frother runs on two AA batteries and does a great job. The milk should fluff up to about 1/3 more than when you started out.
Keep frothing until it's how you want it.
Remove the tea bag and pour the frothed milk into sipper.
Isn't that lovely? Just lean back, sip, and enjoy.
You can make this without any tea; with just hot milk, if you like.....and try other flavorings like almond or maple. It's wonderfully refreshing and comforting on a cool evening when the day is done.