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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Lavender Milk Steamer {Recipe}

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As promised, here's a quick post to share the recipe for drink that was in the photo that I posted on the Facebook page Friday afternoon. (See below)

Lavender Milk Steamers are one of my favorite warm drinks for cold winter days (and nights).




In case you haven't noticed, I'm a huge fan of lavender...for pretty much everything...including food...and beverages. You'll see more lavender in the coming months as I have several wonderful spring and summer recipes that use my favorite culinary herb.


You don’t need a fancy espresso maker to create a milk steamer. As long as you have a saucepan, stove & whisk, you can make this drink. Add a drizzle or spoonful of your favorite sweetener or just enjoy as is.


Lavender Milk Steamer

Makes 2 cups

Ingredients

2 cups low fat milk
3/4 teaspoon dried lavender
4 teaspoons honey
1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Directions

In a small saucepan, heat the milk and lavender over medium heat until hot (but not boiling.) Stir occasionally and warm for 15 minutes. This infuses the milk with lavender flavor.
Remove from heat and strain out lavender petals, discard.
Whisk in honey and almond extract.
Froth the milk with a  frother or whisk vigorously.

Pour into cups and serve immediately.


Have a wonderful weekend!
xo,
Kimberly

8 comments:

  1. We must have been thinking alike the last few days - craving lavender. I'm going to try this today! Blessings... Polly

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    1. Kindred spirits! Let me know what you think! xo

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  2. Sounds lovely. think I could talk my teenager into making me one?!

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    1. I'll bet that you can! My youngest son LOVES vanilla steamers (substitute vanilla and honey):)

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  3. Best of all it can be stirred with one hand tied behind your back, or in a sling whichever.

    Bliss

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  4. It looks delish. And most of all, I LOVE the cup and saucer that it's served in! What brand is it, if you don't mind me asking?

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    1. Hi Laura! The cup and saucer are French porcelain made by Haviland. If memory serves, they're somewhere between 80 and 90 years old. It's currently my favorite set of china. Needless to say, they've been "well loved" and many pieces are chipped but I don't mind. The original service was probably for 12 but my set was far from complete when I received it. Many pieces had broken over the years. It's very thin and very fragile. I marvel at the fact that a full "place setting" has 13 pieces in it! Some day, maybe I'll work to finish it but I'm enjoying what I have. xo

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