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The Queen of Beans: Hot Vanilla Milk

By Susan Belsinger
April/May 2005


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Makes 1 cup

Make this milk when you can’t sleep and cocoa might keep you awake. You can use sugar to sweeten, but I really like the maple syrup best. If you don’t have vanilla bean paste, use 11/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract and 2 teaspoons sweetener, or add 2 tablespoons of Vanilla Syrup (see recipe below).

• 1 cup milk
• 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
• 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup or sugar

1. In a small saucepan, bring the milk almost to a simmer over medium low heat. Stir in the vanilla bean paste and sweetener and blend until it is dissolved. Taste: If you have a sweet tooth, you may want to add another teaspoon of sweetener. Pour vanilla milk into a mug. Inhale the vanilla aroma before you take your first sip. Relax and enjoy.


Susan Belsinger is a culinary herbalist and author of several cooking and gardening books. Her most recent contribution to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s All-Region Guide is now available in Designing an Herb Garden (Sterling Publishing, 2004).

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