November 26, 2013

Whole Foods Vanilla Steamer

Vanilla Steamer Recipe

How to make a whole foods vanilla steamer - no refined sugars or artificial sweeteners!

We do our best to stick to whole foods, but there are a few indulges we enjoy on a regular basis.  For me, I love my Starbucks lattes.  Most of the time I order regular lattes, but upon occasion I treat myself to a peppermint mocha or caramel macchiato.  My boys have recently discovered Starbucks vanilla steamers.  While I'm not concerned about the occasional vanilla steamer, artificial sweeteners and refined sugars are not ingredients I want my family consuming often.  I set out to create a recipe for a vanilla steamer made with whole foods.

How to Make a Whole Foods Vanilla Steamer


  • whole milk or almond milk
  • honey
  • vanilla
  • cinnamon

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Directions: As you can see, this recipe is so easy my kids can make their own!  We make our vanilla steamers in the Vitamix.  I will include stove top recipes at the bottom in case you don't own a Vitamix or a comparable blender.

I have four young boys, so these amounts yield four child size servings.  Simple combine 3 cups of milk, 2 teaspoons of vanilla, 2 teaspoons of honey, and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon in a Vitamix and blend on high.  Blend until steam escapes from the vented lid.  It usually takes about 4-5 minutes.  Pour into heat safe cups, sprinkle some cinnamon or whipped cream on top and serve.

Stove top directions:  Combine the ingredients in a saucepan and whisk over medium heat until you see steam.  Do not bring the mixture to a boil.  Once steaming, pour the milk into a blender and blend on high until frothy.  Pour into heat safe cups, sprinkle some cinnamon or whipped cream on top and serve.

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1 comment:

  1. DH & the kids loved this after playing out in the cold today - thanks for sharing! :-)


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