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Warm Cinnamon Milk

A cozy nightcap drink or a way to wake up without coffee, this cinnamon milk is an easy, caffeine-free recipe that is a great substitute for lattes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time6 mins
Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 12kcal
Author: Alicia

Ingredients

  • 8oz milk of choice - I recommend whole milk or oat milk
  • ¼ teaspoon pumpkin spice or cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Sweeten to taste

Instructions

  • Prepare your milk by using one of the recommended methods in the post - either in a stainless steel steamer cup or steamer appliance. If using a blender, a handheld frother, or shaking in a jar, warm the milk in a small saucepan over medium heat till just beginning to bubble.
  • If using a latte machine/steamer - swirl the stainless steel cup at an angle for about 1-2 minutes until milk is fully heated through. Continuously moving the cup in a steady, circular motion at this angle will help to get the milk nice and frothy.
    Hands frothing milk in a stainless steel steamer using a latte machine
  • Pour into a mug and top with cinnamon or pumpkin spice blend and vanilla extract. Stir with a spoon to incorporate both and add sweetener as needed (I personally don't think it needs any).

Notes

  • See post recommendations for preferred pumpkin spice blends. Both that and cinnamon will work. I tend to prefer ½ teaspoon in my milk, but start with ¼ and see what you think.
  • Maple syrup is a great way to sweeten this, if desired.
  • I like to use a good vanilla extract for this. Trader Joe's has a good alcohol free one, and Nielsen Massey is my other favorite. 

Nutrition

Calories: 12kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 4mg | Sugar: 1g