Have you ever had a steamer before? Do you like them? I kinda do. If you don’t know what a “steamer” is.. it’s basically milk that has been heated with added flavor. I once-upon-a-time worked in a Sandwich Shop.. Tony’s in Walla Walla, WA. (best panini’s if you are in the area). Anyhow they had a little coffee bar that we would experiment with making all sorts of concoctions. I loved to make steamers, the milk was the perfect base for any crazy flavor mix I was in the mood for. Now I get my flavor fill at with a Starbucks Steamer. But they are so easy to make you might as well do it at home in your cozy sweats and save a few bucks. I didn’t invent the Vermont Steamer but have been making it for years, I have know idea where it even came from!
This Vermont Steamer is a great place to start if you are new to the steaming world. “Vermont” because Vermont is known for it’s maple syrup, and this steamer uses maple! Maple Syrup can be kinda pricey, but the flavor is amazing.
Start out by bring your milk and butter to a frothy boil while whisking. Once it is to the point where it rises quickly remove it from the heat so you don’t scorch the milk. Add in your maple syrup and whisk until throughly mixed. Pour into a mug and sprinkle with ground cinnamon. Or if your adventurous, add a little whipped cream, then cinnamon! I highly recommend the whipped cream addition.
Above is with out the whipped cream.. still very delicious.
Cozy up with your favorite movie and this Vermont Steamer and have yourself and lovely evening.
- 2 Cups Milk
- 2 tsps butter
- 3 Tbsp Maple Syrup
- Pinch of Ground Cinnamon
- In a small sauce pan, bring milk and butter to a frothy boil while whisking.
- Once milk starts to rise quickly remove from heat and stir in maple syrup.
- Pour into mugs and sprinkle with ground cinnamon.
- Top with whipped cream before the cinnamon if desired!