vanilla marshmallow steamed milk

This is basically a hot milkshake. And it’s not steamed, so the title is misleading. Just warmed in a saucepan. But starbucks makes something similar and calls it a steamer, so we’re going with it.

vanilla mashmallow steamer

Also, don’t confuse it for a drink that you can have in place of your coffee…unless of course, you are really good at tolerating sugar on an empty stomach. I, unfortunately, am not these days. Extreme bliss, followed minutes later by an extreme headache and a need to go back to bed.


(I had my glucose test for gestational diabetes a few weeks ago and apparently my body is currently processing sugar at lightning speed. My doctor actually asked me if I threw the glucose drink up before the test because my levels were so low. Weird. But hooray for not having diabetes!)

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Okay, this drink. You can obviously make it with soy or almond milk, but man…something about that cow’s milk + the marshmallow. It is so satisfying. We (Adrienne and I) have been having them after dinner lately. Or after naptime. Both good times. Meeker neither likes dessert, nor naps…so he’s disqualified. And he’s missing out.



Vanilla Marshmallow Steamer

  • 2 mugs of milk (probably about 3 cups)
  • 2 T half and half
  • 1 T sugar
  • tiny pinch of salt
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 2 T homemade marshmallow fluff*

Combine the milk, half and half, salt, and cinnamon in a small pot over medium heat. Whisk, whisk, whisk. This will froth the milk up and also keep it from burning.

When the milk starts to steam, turn off the heat, stir in the vanilla and pour evenly into two mugs. Top with the marshmallow fluff and maybe a little more cinnamon and enjoy!

*I used Jessica’s recipe and made a big batch last week and have stored it in the freezer just so I can make this drink whenever I want it. You could also use store-bought fluff, or just throw a marshmallow on there.

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