Warm Vanilla Milk

A tasty spin-off of your original hot chocolate
Vanilla Drink

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Nothing’s better than getting cozy by the fire and sipping on a hot, delicious drink. Snuggle up this winter with a cup of warm vanilla milk.


  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 2 Cups whole milk
  • 1 Teaspoon sugar
  • 1 Cup mini marshmallow


Split 1 (2-inch) vanilla bean lengthwise in half. Scrape the seeds out and set aside along with the pods. Scald 2 cups whole milk; remove from heat. Stir in scraped vanilla seeds and pods and sugar. Let sit, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes. Remove vanilla pods and transfer milk to 2 mugs. Top with mini marshmallows, if desired.

Vanilla Shopping Tip

Spices and dried herbs have a shelf life too, and lose potency over time. The rule of thumb is, if your spices are over two years old, it's time to buy some new ones.

Vanilla Cooking Tip

Toasting whole spices before using them intensifies their aroma and flavor.