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I opened the bottle of your vanilla extract last weekend to bake some cookies and the difference in taste is extraordinary." – Judy

Hot Vanilla!



Trouble sleeping? Overstressed? Feeling Chilled? You don’t want tea or coffee because of the caffeine and the alkaloids in hot chocolate will wire you. Instead, make yourself a cup of hot vanilla!


Hot Vanilla!



2 cups whole or 2% milk or half milk/half cream or use your favorite milk substitute

12 tablespoons sugar, agave, honey or maple syrup or to taste

Pinch of chile powder or red pepper flakes (if you want HOT vanilla)

1/21 teaspoon of Rain’s Choice pure Vanilla Extract or 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Bean Paste

Pinch each of cinnamon and nutmeg


In a saucepan or microwave, heat milk, sweetener and chile, if using, until hot. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and spices. Whip until foamy if you’d like or add a marshmallow. Enjoy with abandon and feel the stress and chill fall away.

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    1. While any sweetener will work, my personal favorites are either a light maple syrup, which I like not only for flavor but also because it doesn’t spike blood sugar and it also has a number of nutrients, or a very light honey as honey also contains nutrients.

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