Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Valentine Recipe - Steamed Vanilla

Vanilla syrup is such a fun gift for kids of all ages (to give and recieve) and it's sooooooo easy to make.

Vanilla Syrup

3 cups sugar
3 cups water
3 Tbsp. vanilla

Bring sugar and water to a boil, simmer lightly for three minutes.
Stir in the vanilla and let cool to room temperature.
Pour into jars and refrigerate.
The recipe we include with it is for Steamed Vanilla. Again, so easy, and such a crowd pleaser. If your kids can't tolerate chocolate caffeine (cocoa) in the evenings, this is a great alternative (note that it still has plenty of spaz-inducing-for-some sugar).

Steamed Vanilla

Gently warm one cup of milk. 
Add 1 Tbsp. of vanilla syrup (or to taste). 
Pour into your favorite mug or cup.
If desired, sprinkle with cinnamon.

This gift can be given simply in glass jars. You could pair it with a whisk to fancy it up a bit. And it would be delicious accompanied with these cookies.
Please note that yes, I know I'm not a professional photographer or a food stylist. The syrup looks like dirty water and the drink looks like dirty milk...but trust me, it is delicious! xo

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