Here’s a super easy and tasty treat you can make next time the kiddos come in from the cold. Hot vanilla milk is quite a bit like hot chocolate, except (obviously!) it’s made with vanilla and it’s also way easier!
Heat a cup of milk in the microwave or on the stove until very hot. In my microwave, that’s about 1 minute. Stir in a dash of vanilla (I just pour about a cap full, it doesn’t take much) and sugar to taste (try about a teaspoon and tinker to your child’s taste, you could obviously use honey too). Stir and serve!
I have an aunt who only sends me pink things (don’t ask, and no, I don’t particularly care for pink!) and she sent me some junky pink marshmallows recently so we topped our hot vanilla milk with some of those last time. You can also go all out and dollop whipped cream on top.
For a different taste, you and the kiddos can experiment with other extracts (butterscotch, peppermint, etc.). Enjoy!