It’s December 1st, which means CHRISTMAS.
I try not to get all festive until December 1st, but damnit, it’s hard. (And I cheated. I started listening to Christmas music on the 28th.) We are finally “allowed” to put up our dorky little tree and a few lights. My boyfriend says there’s no point in decorating when neither of us are home during the holidays. He’s probably right, but CHRISTMAS.
VITAMIXMAS. I noticed that the Vitamix cookbook has a recipe for pumpkin lattes, but I’m so over pumpkin this year, so I was trying to think about what kind of Christmasy latte I could make instead. Maybe candy cane? Or egg nog? Then I saw a post on Chocolate Covered Katie about gingerbread lattes. YESSSSSSS.
I haven’t had coffee in a while, because I wasn’t sure if the caffeine was bad for my autoimmune issues. But screw it, because CHRISTMAS.
This recipe is basically a mixture of Katie‘s and Vitamix’s.
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup hot brewed coffee
1 1/2 tsp blackstrap molasses
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp cane sugar
- Put all ingredients in the Vitamix. Turn onto variable 1, quickly increase to 10 and then high. Run until hot (about 5-7 minutes).
Don’t do what I did and leave it on and then walk away to do something else because this will happen:
It probably would have been more awesome with a mountain of whipped cream, but it was delicious! Much better after last night’s sauce disaster.