A no-added-sugar alternative to hot coco!
Hot coco usually has 12 grams added sugar.
Kids should not have more than 25 grams per day.
Get your kids used to vanilla milk instead of hot coco to decrease their sugar intake!
1 cup milk
½ teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
Pour 1 cup milk into a microwave safe mug
Heat until just warm enough for your child (about 1 minute)*
Stir in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or almond extract**
Sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
Stir and taste. Add more vanilla or cinnamon to taste.
**Be careful with hot liquids around very young children. Just heat the milk until it is barely warm and be sure to stir the milk well to avoid hot spots.
*Almond extract is more expensive than vanilla, but it is a really yummy treat. If you are going to use almond extract, start with 1/4 teaspoon and add more if you need it. Almond extract has a stronger flavor than vanilla extract.