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

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!
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 Cup

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

Instructions

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

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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