Spiced Almond Steamer

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Not everything requires a bowl, a mixer, whisk, and measuring spoons.

Sometimes the most delicious comforts come out of milk, spice, and heat.

I’ve been keeping it pretty simple in the kitchen lately.  You know… trying to treat my body right, and such.  I’m also trying to stay far far away from the Winter cold that’s ruining the world as of late (that was totally dramatic).

cookies and friends

Here’s the plan:

Heat about 2 cups of almond milk in a small saucepan.  If it’s unsweetened almond milk… you might want to add a touch of honey.  If it’s already sweetened… no need.

Add about 1/8 teaspoon of ground cardamom and a good sprinkling of fresh ground nutmeg to the heating milk.  Also add the scrapings of half a vanilla bean… heck, throw the pod in too.  If you don’t have vanilla beans on hand, no worries (!) just throw in a dash of pure vanilla extract.  If you want to add a bit of bourbon… I won’t tell a soul.

Heat until steaming hot.

Serve hot with cookies from your favorite bakery.  Enjoy while reading a cookbook studded with Polaroids of your friends as bookmarks.  (Suggestions… no biggie.)

81 thoughts on “Spiced Almond Steamer

  1. I often make steamer’s out of Almond Milk but I have never thought of having a spiced steamer! I always use flavoured syrups in them (which is absolutely delicious) but this looks even better!

  2. I love the simplicity of this, Joy! Love hot almond milk with some cinnamon and cocoa powder for dessert…but the vanilla and nutmeg (and the bourbon!) in this sound delicious. It’s not cold here at all, but I think I’ll be making this soon :) Thanks!

  3. This seems so suited for the chilly winter we’re having here in Canada, and a perfect way to end a busy day! I’m loving the great and simple recipes you’ve been posting, refreshing and light and oh so yummy!

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