Winter Comfort…Warm Vanilla Soother

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
1/3 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!

I’ve been working hard to put all of these vanilla recipes into a new ebook. Plus…I’m creating a Vanilla Recipe Card Pack that will be downloadable and available for you to print off and give as gifts along with a bottle of vanilla.

I’m trying to get these out before Christmas! We’ll see how it goes. In the meantime, I’ll be giving you a few sneak peeks at Vanilla Recipes like this one!

Which vanilla recipe do you want to see next? Homemade Vanilla Wafers…or Fresh Fruit with Vanilla Sauce?

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  1. Joann N says

    Thanks so much for all you do and for the recipies :). I made this on Friday, but it didn’t turn out right. it tasted like eggs what did I do wrong? :(


    Laura Reply:

    I’m guessing you might just want to try adding a little more maple syrup to sweeten it a bit more. :)


  2. ariel says

    Any ideas on how to make this dairy free?


    Laura Reply:

    I’d try coconut milk. :)


    Sarah Nicholson Reply:

    I just made this with almond milk and Earth Balance buttery spread, and it was so yummy!


  3. shannon says

    Only wish I would have remembered this recipe a couple days ago. We made gingerbread houses (graham cracker ones) with royal icing to hold them together which is made from egg whites, cream of tartar and powdered sugar. I saved the yolks for breakfast the next morning but while we were making the houses, listening to Christmas music we were drinking eggnog from the store (boo, I know but been busy LOL). This drink would have been perfect! So we had it this morning :)


  4. Nicole says

    This is almost the same as your pudding recipe….so similar to drinking warm pudding. Can’t wait til cooler weather to see what the kids think of this.


  5. Amy Tague says

    Just had to tell you, Laura, that last night I made this and took a sip and thought this is disgusting! What in the world is the fuss all about?!? This morning I went to make muffins and pulled out my cream of tarter…..I used it last night thinking it was arrowroot! So, I will give your warm vanilla soother another try! :o)


  6. Krisha says

    I want to make this with pumpkin spices and maybe some canned pumpkin. AND, maybe cold mixed with ice cream instead of milk – just maybe. This is a keeper recipe. Thanks Laura!!


  7. Deb says

    I’ve made this three times in the last three days! My two-year old can’t get enough, and my husband keeps saying, “Can you make that vanilla drink again?”

    One question, though: what do you do with the egg whites? I made scrambled eggs and threw them in, but I don’t have any other ideas, and I’m way too frugal (cheap) to just throw them away.

    Also, please let us know if you figure out how to work spinach into this one because I’m totally on board. ;)


    LindseyforLaura@HHM Reply:

    You could make meringues with the egg whites! It wouldn’t be healthy…but it would be yummy! :) Another option would be to make a quiche. Adding spinach to that would be delicious. You can also freeze them until you are ready to use the leftovers.


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