The Best Maple Spice Steamer

Maple Spice Steamer for Kids | Mama Papa Bubba

My gosh it’s been cold in the Okanagan already…  The other day, after a two degree school drop-off, I actually told Brad that I don’t know how I’m going to make it through the winter up here.  My bones are chattering just at the thought of several months in the negative temperatures – brrrr!  All I have to say is thank goodness for fire places, fuzzy slippers, cozy blankets, and hot lattes.  Thankfully the kiddos don’t seem to be as bothered by the cold as I am, though they’ll very happily take a steamed milk anytime one is offered.  Lately I’ve been making them these delicious maple spice steamers on chilly mornings and crisp afternoons and they’ve just been loving them.

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The ingredient list is really simple…  Milk of your choice {we use almond, coconut, or cow’s milk}, a little bit of pure maple syrup, some good vanilla {I love this stuff | find it here if you’re in Canada}, some cinnamon, and the tiniest bit of nutmeg.

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Making steamers at home couldn’t be easier.  Just pop all of the ingredients into a small pot and warm over medium heat while whisking fairly regularly.

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Then pour the milk into cups and invite your little ones to enjoy.

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Our home is very rarely silent, but I can always count on a couple of minutes of quiet when my noisy two have one of these in their hands.  {We love using these mason jars with these lids for kids’ cups. Find them in Canada here and here.}

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Maple Spice Steamer for Kids

  • 2 cups of your favourite milk
  • 1 tablespoon of pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of good vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg

Add all of the ingredients to a small saucepan and warm gently over medium heat.  Serve immediately.

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If it makes it easier, you can also mix the ingredients together cold and keep your maple spice steamer mix in the fridge until you’re ready to warm it up.

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And if you’re on the hunt for more ways to capture autumn in a cup, check out these delicious creations by two of my awesome Vancouver friends:

Pumpkin Spice Creamer by Tairalyn of Little Miss Mama  |  Pumpkin Spice Latte by Salma of The Write Balance

 

BOTH will be happening during nap time later today and I can’t wait!

 

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