Lately, this drink has been my favorite breakfast. It’s warm, filling and nourishing. As I drink this, I always feel like someone just handed me a delicious mug of comfort. Mmmmm Warm Vanilla Soother.
Warm Vanilla Soother
- 3 cups whole milk
- 4 egg yolks
- ⅓ cup real maple syrup
- 2 Tablespoons arrowroot powder or corn starch
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a medium saucepan, whisk together milk, egg yolks, maple syrup and arrowroot powder.
- Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly (I use a whisk) until mixture begins to thicken.
- Remove from heat and add butter and vanilla.
- Stir until creamy.
- Pour into mugs and serve warm.
Sprinkle a little nutmeg on top or add a dollop of whipped cream for an extra special touch!
Ever since I bought a gallon of vodka started my big batch of homemade vanilla, I’ve been experimenting with new ways to use vanilla extract. Yum, homemade vanilla is so good! (You’ll find more great recipes like this one in our What to Do With the Vanilla in Your Kitchen ebook.)
This Warm Vanilla Soother was the beginning of several other comfort food drinks that were born in my kitchen. Chocolate, chocolate mint, pumpkin – they are all so comforting and yummy! They are the perfect way to warm up on a chilly day – perfect for breakfast because they are nourishing and filling. If you chill the leftovers, it turns into pudding – also delicious!
Here are the other recipes you’ll want to try:
If you have any other flavor ideas for this comforting drink, I’d love to hear them. I’m always up for experimenting in the kitchen – especially when I can take a basic recipe and tweak it to a slightly different variation of something we already love!