Candy Cane Steamers

Sweet enough for kids, flavorful enough for adults, everyone will love these Candy Cane Steamers. Enjoy this perfectly festive peppermint drink alongside your favorite holiday cookie today!

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Candy Cane Steamers Recipe - Hot frothy milk whipped up with a special homemade candy cane syrup.

The whole ritual of making a cup of coffee is relaxing to me. I could care less if it is regular or decaf. Just let me add an obscene amount of milk or flavored creamer and some sugar. Sometimes at night I want to be holding a warm mug in my hands but I want to be able to go to sleep in a few hours so I enjoy homemade steamers. Steamers are essentially steamed, frothy milk with a few Tablespoons of flavor. These candy cane steamers are perfect for the holidays and you can make everything at home (including the 2 ingredient Candy Cane Syrup!).

Candy Cane Steamers Recipe - Hot frothy milk whipped up with a special homemade candy cane syrup.

Make yours with white milk or indulge in a little peppermint mocha steamer and switch things up by using chocolate milk. Traditionally I have enjoyed these with purchased peppermint flavored syrup but I have been making my own simple syrups recently and I think you’ll be surprised with how easy it it to make at home. You can follow my 2 Ingredient Candy Cane Syrup recipe or run to your local coffee shop and pick up some peppermint syrup.

2 Ingredient Candy Cane Simple Syrup Recipe

Not only are you avoiding caffeine by enjoying a homemade Candy Cane Steamer but you are also getting a whole serving of dairy. And dairy foods are a tasty, convenient and cost-effective way to power up with protein. On average, one serving of milk, cheese or yogurt provides eight grams of high quality protein. Today, more than 50 million people in America are food insecure. Of these, nearly 17 million (one in five) are children.

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Candy Cane Steamers Recipe - Hot frothy milk whipped up with a special homemade candy cane syrup.

Candy Cane Steamers Recipe

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Yield: 1 Cup

Total Time: 5 min

Sweet enough for kids, flavorful enough for adults, everyone will love these Candy Cane Steamers. Enjoy this perfectly festive peppermint drink alongside your favorite holiday cookie today!

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoons Candy Cane (Peppermint) Syrup, homemade or purchased
  • 1 C (8oz) milk, chocolate or white
  • Whipped cream
  • Crushed candy cane pieces for garnish

Directions:

  1. Heat milk in the microwave for 60 seconds, stir. Return to the microwave for 15 seconds if necessary.
  2. Add 2 Tablespoons of Candy Cane Syrup.
  3. Using a handheld milk frother, froth warm milk for 10-15 seconds (optional).
  4. Top with whipped cream and crushed candy canes.

Notes:

  • You can purchase peppermint syrup or follow this simple recipe to make your own at home: http://bit.ly/CandyCaneSyrup
  • I love this handheld frother and recommend it highly.
  • Use chocolate milk to make a tasty Mocha Candy Cane Steamer.

Original recipe and images © In Katrina's Kitchen 

Items used in this recipe:

I own and use this handheld frother almost every day- I LOVE it. And although I used my homemade Candy Cane Syrup I’m including the link here for peppermint syrup from Torani. You can order it online or find it seasonally at World Market, coffee shops, and some grocery stores.

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- Katrina

16 Responses to “Candy Cane Steamers”

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    Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent — December 6, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    These look Devine. Love the warmth of a hot drink on a cold winter day. I wish I had one of these right now 🙂

    • Katrina Bahl — December 8th, 2013 @ 9:45 am

      Thanks Laura! I love a warm drink on a cold night.

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    Lea @ Gourmet Mommy — December 7, 2013 at 6:04 am

    Oh yum, yum, yum and looks so easy. The kids (and parents) will totally love these.

    • Katrina Bahl — December 8th, 2013 @ 9:45 am

      Yep! Our kids enjoyed a sweet peppermint twist in their hot cocoa.

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — December 7, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Mmmmm love these! So Christmasy!

    • Katrina Bahl — December 8th, 2013 @ 9:46 am

      Thanks Kayle. I do love a festive Christmasy treat!

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    Meghan — December 8, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    These are so pretty, Katrina! I love the peppermint syrup too – so festive! Think I’m going to have to make myself a spiked candy cane steamer 🙂

    • Katrina Bahl — December 10th, 2013 @ 7:51 pm

      Thank you Meghan! Your secret is safe with me 🙂

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    Sheila — December 9, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Katrina, OVER THE TOP!!! Steamers are gorgeously yum! xoxo Sheila

    • Katrina Bahl — December 10th, 2013 @ 7:50 pm

      Thank you Sheila- you are so sweet!

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — December 9, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Totally thinking of making this on the side of my breakfast…mmmmmmm

    • Katrina Bahl — December 10th, 2013 @ 7:49 pm

      I totally support that 🙂

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — December 9, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Katrina’ I’m the exact same way–love coffee and sipping something warm, but still need to be asleep at a reasonable hour. This looks like such a fun update to my traditional nightly hot chocolate. Cheers!

    • Katrina Bahl — December 10th, 2013 @ 7:42 pm

      It was so good in the hot chocolate! Mmm now I want another cup tonight!

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — December 11, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Oh, my gosh I just love these!! Gorgeous photos girl!!!!

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    Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens — December 11, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Just gorgeous! What a fantastic recipe! Absolutely perfect for kids and adults to enjoy together – love that! Definitely pinning! And high-five on supporting Feeding America and #givegallons – such a fantastic project! 😀

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