Spring is quickly approaching and recipes for warm, comforting foods will soon be replaced with those for fresh, light foods. Here in Michigan we’re still trapped in our ‘warm one day, cold the next’ cycle and I still enjoy a nice drink that helps warm a person through to the bones.
This last winter, one of my favorite drinks was that made with coconut milk. Rich and already slightly sweet, it seems indulgent before you add any sweetener.
I also decided to kick the nutrition up a notch and add an egg yolk or two for protein as well as hormone healthy vitamins.
This is now one of may favorite warm drinks to make on cool rainy days or in the middle of a cold winter. If I’m able to grab a good book and get a few moments of quiet it’s even better! As an added benefit, it has helped replace a creamy cup of coffee, so it’s a one-two punch of positive benefits for me!
- 12 ounces coconut milk
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1-2 pastured egg yolks*
- Warm milk on stove until about 125 degrees (until steaming). If you buy canned whole coconut milk, diluted with water in a 1:1 ratio.
- In order to add in the egg yolks, beat them lightly in a bowl first. While stirring the yolks, add in ¼ cup of the steamer slowly into the yolks. Once incorporated and warmed through, pour the contents of the bowl slowly into the pan while stirring.
- Stir in maple syrup and vanilla and pour into your favorite mug.
- You can also turn this into hot cocoa by adding in 2 tsp of cocoa powder.
*For more amazing drink recipes, follow our whole foods board on Pinterest!