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Hot Vanilla Recipe
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Hot Vanilla

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"This is a nice alternative to hot chocolate. To make this more healthy, substitute the 2% milk and sugar for skim milk and a no calorie sweetener."

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Original recipe makes 1 serving Change Servings
  • PREP

    3 mins
  • COOK

    2 mins

    5 mins


  1. Pour the milk into a microwave-safe mug. Stir together the cinnamon and sugar, then stir into the milk. Mixing the cinnamon into the sugar first will help to keep it from floating on top. Stir in the vanilla. Place mug in the microwave and heat for 1 minute and 40 seconds, or longer for a warmer drink. Stir before drinking.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 23, 2010

What a great way to start off the fall season! I love hot chocolate so why not try hot vanilla! I used 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon and added 1/4 tsp. of nutmeg as I love the two paired together. All it needed was a little dollup of lite Cool Whip and oh what a treat! Next time instead of the cinnamon and nutmeg I might try pumpkin pie spice to see what that tastes like....

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 25, 2010

As written, cinnamon and vanilla overkill. A sprinkling of cinnamon sugar and a few drops of vanilla, on the other hand, was nice.

Sep 18, 2005

Delicious, next time I will use half the cinnamon, it's a bit too much!

May 26, 2005

This was very tasty, even using skim milk and a cheap artificial vanilla extract. I found the texture of the undissolvable cinnamon to be weird, so I would consider using cinnamon candies / cinnamon extract next time to get that taste. Otherwise, the flavour of this drink is excellent, and the proportions are perfect. Thanks for the good idea!

Sep 25, 2007

This recipe was amazing! I love vanilla flavors so when I found this I was very happy. I did however make a couple of small changes. Just as people said prviously cut down on the cinnamon. What made this recipe a five star for me was no cinnamon at all. It has a wonderful flavor on its own. If you have ever had a Vanilla créme from Starbucks you will love this because you can control how sweet it is or isn't.

Mar 25, 2006

Oh wow, sooo good. The perfect comfort drink. Suggestion: if you are using soy milk, add an extra teaspoon of sugar. Changes I made: I only put in 1/2 tsp cinnamon so I could taste the vanilla more. About the "slimey cinnamon"- I didn't encounter that problem. I mixed the cinnamon and sugar in the bottom of the mug first, then used the vanilla to dissolve it. Add the milk last. When you take it of the microwave, stir vigoursly (sp?) and it's fine. Thanks for the post, definitely making this again!

Oct 11, 2007

This was very nice. This is a great fall drink! I halved the cinnamon, but it all just seemed to float to the top. Next time I will soak a cinnamon stick in it to get the flavor. Try this..add a touch of cream to the milk and use a milk frother to make it nice and creamy! YUM! I just use my cappuccino maker. It has a separate compartment to put your milk in and it froths it as it pours into your cup. Add some spiced rum for a kick! Or my personal favorite, amaretto!

Dec 29, 2010

it was good but gave me a huge stomach ache from just a few sips..


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  • Calories
  • 185 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.7 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 4.8 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 8.1 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 101 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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