This was a complete accident. The kids wanted something “light and refreshing” for their afternoon snack. “How about honey-cinnamon milk?” I asked. “Nope!” was the unanimous response. Honey-cinnamon milk (milk warmed in a saucepan with honey and cinnamon, constantly whisked until light and frothy) is warm. They want something cold.
So I measured 2 cups of cold milk and placed them in the food processor bowl (I don’t own a blender, otherwise I would have probably used that). I added maple syrup and vanilla, and started processing. I was amazed to realize that after about a minute, the processing got so much air into the milk that it had doubled in volume and was incredibly light and frothy. The milk became so frothy, I actually got more than I had planned to get, and a little even spilled out. So I had no choice – I had to have some too. I poured the drink into four 8-ounce glasses, and we all tried it.
WOW! It tasted just like vanilla milkshake, only lighter in consistency. It’s now my favorite way to get calcium, and normally I am not a big fan of cow’s milk.
Serving size: 8 fluid ounces
Makes 2 servings
1 (8oz) cup cold reduced-fat milk
2 tablespoons cold maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Pour everything into the food processor bowl. Process about 1 minute, until doubled in volume, light and frothy. Pour into glasses and enjoy!
Nutrition per serving
Total Fat 2.4 g
Saturated Fat 1.6 g
Cholesterol 9.8 mg
Sodium 51.9 mg
Total Carbohydrate 19.0 g
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
Sugars 17.6 g
Protein 4.1 g
Weight Watchers Points Plus: 3 points