Warm up to a gingersnap steamer, a cup of steamed milk with the classic gingersnap flavors like molasses, ginger and cinnamon.
Our family is into traditions. My kids absolutely love having traditions. I have to be careful, because if I do something special, one time, they automatically think we’re going to do it every year, or month or whatever. :-)In the summer, we do Ice Cream Sundays. Yes, I meant to spell Sunday just like that. Every Sunday, we have ice cream, usually home made. On the fall and winter Sundays, we either have Italian Soda’s or Steamers. It really depends on the weather, if it’s a warm day, Italian Sodas, if it’s a chilly day, steamers. This gingersnap steamer is loved by all my kids. Although we make lots of flavors, this is a great holiday one.
The best part about this gingersnap steamer? It’s good for you!! This is home made with real spices and milk! No sugary syrup here folks, no siree. So, your family will love this, and you can feel good about giving to them! Remember, it’s not just for kids. I think its fun to serve up something unexpected every once in a while. So maybe whip up a batch of these at your next holiday party, or when you have company. Tis’ the season!
So, I mentioned it tastes awesome, right? Just like a good old fashioned gingersnap cookie. (And if you like cookies without the guilt, see this recipe!) Also, it’s really easy to whip up. All you need is milk, ground cloves, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, molasses and honey. And, some whip cream to top it off. You may even already have this in your house. I like to buy heavy cream and whip it myself, but, your choice.
Pour the milk into a saucepan to gently heat it.
Add the molasses, honey and spices, and give it a good whisk.
Heat the milk at a medium-low temp, just until it’s hot, not boiling.
At this point, pour it into a blender and blend on high for about 30 seconds or so. This isn’t completely necessary, but it will get those spices nice and mixed in well.
Pour it in mugs, and garnish with whipped cream and gingersnap cookies. What a perfect warm and healthy treat!!
For more holiday-ish recipes, check out my “Christmas Eve Menu Ideas” Pinterest board. This is where I pin ideas for my Christmas Eve Open House–another one of our traditions.
- 12 oz milk
- 1/8 tsp cloves
- 1/8 tsp ginger
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 Tbs molasses
- 1 Tbs honey
- whipped cream garnish
- gingersnap cookie garnish
- Place milk in a saucepan with molasses, honey, cloves, ginger and cinnamon.
- Whisk together and heat to very warm, not boiling.
- Put the mixture in a blender and blend on high to mix well.
- Serve garnished with whipped cream and gingersnap cookies
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