Hot Cinnamon Almond Sipper #RecipeReDux

hot cinnamon almond sipper

If there ever was a winter for a good hot drink, this is it. We’re experiencing a whirlwind winter here in PA. Record snow and ice and just crazy cold. Streets become ice skating rinks within minutes and the snow is piled 8 feet high in places. Tomorrow they are calling for “Freezing fog”. What the heck is that? I’m picturing the air as thick as cotton candy only wetter.
The Recipe ReDux challenged the group to come up with healthier versions of a new hot beverage or revised favorite belly warmer drink.
I’ve been on a cinnamon kick lately so mine had to include that warm spice for sure. Almond milk was next on the list, I’ve done a soy drink version that tasted like an oatmeal cookie. That drink was good in its own right and didn’t need any lightening up.
To the almond milk and cinnamon I added a little brandy and a hint of orange. I didn’t want a sugary drink so a bit of Monk Fruit in the Raw worked perfectly!
If you’re wondering why I would add whipped cream I have a surprise for you. That fluffy stuff is whipped almond milk with a bit of Monk Fruit in the Raw beaten in. It takes a while and a really cold bowl to get that effect but it is worth it. Think smooth, foamy cappuccino but without the coffee.

Hot Cinnamon Almond Sipper #RecipeReDux
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  • 4 cups almond milk, divided
  • 4 tablespoons Brandy
  • 3 Tablespoons Monk Fruit in the Raw, divided
  • 2 Tablespoons Cinnamon
  • 4 Tablespoons Orange Juice
  1. Whip one cup almond milk with 1 Tablespoon Monk Fruit in the Raw until thick and foamy. Refrigerate.
  2. Combine 3 cups almond milk, brandy, cinnamon and orange juice in a saucepan. Heat whisking constantly until temperature reaches 160.
  3. Pour into 2 mugs. Top with whipped almond milk.

Enjoy these offerings to warm your winter days from The Recipe ReDux.

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11 Responses to Hot Cinnamon Almond Sipper #RecipeReDux

  1. Diane Boyd says:

    I agree, cinnamon makes drinks better! Yours looks delicious!
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  2. This looks like the perfect drink to get me through the rest of the Wisconsin weather! PINNED :)
    It was a fun #RecipeRedux theme!

  3. This looks great on a chilly night!
    Danielle Omar – Food Confidence RD recently posted..Radishly Radical Apple Grapefruit JuiceMy Profile

  4. I will certainly be needing one of these to survive the rest of this Polar Vortex! Chicago can’t seem to catch a break from the snow either! I LOVE the idea of almond milk whipped cream and will certainly be giving it a try! Thanks for the great ideas!
    Amari @ Eat Chic Chicago recently posted..Coconut Nutella MochaMy Profile

  5. This looks so comforting but at the same time isn’t too heavy. Perfect for trying to beat this never ending winter.
    Laura Dembowski recently posted..Peanut Butter Quinoa GranolaMy Profile

  6. We had some freezing fog here in Michigan, too. It was an experience, that’s for sure. Wish I would have had this drink to get me through that day :)
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