Sunday, November 6, 2016

Holiday Drink Favorites Get a Healthy Makeover

Serve up these healthy and festive drink ideas for the holiday season! Here are two delicious ideas using the goodness of Almond Breeze® non-dairy almond milk. These tasty beverages will surely keep you and guests merry; and since almond milk is bursting with natural nutrients (Vitamin, A, D, and E), you don’t have to feel guilty! Plus, for those sensitive to gluten, the drinks are a perfectly delicious alternative. Almond Breeze® is available in Original, Vanilla and Chocolate at any Whole Foods or natural foods section in your grocery store.

Almond Hot Toddy

2 cups Almond Breeze® Vanilla
2 ounces spiced rum
1 ounce brandy
1/3 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 teaspoon nutmeg, plus more for garnish Light whipped cream to garnish Slivered almonds to garnish

Over low heat, combine Almond Breeze® Vanilla, rum, brandy, almond extract, cinnamon and nutmeg in a medium saucepan, stirring constantly with a whisk until very warm.  Pour into large mugs, leaving an inch of room to the top. Top with whipped cream, almonds and a sprinkle of nutmeg.

Almond Hot Chocolate

2 cups Almond Breeze® Original
6 ounces bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa, plus more for garnish
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Place the chocolate and cocoa in a mixing bowl.  Heat Almond Breeze® in a saucepan.  Pour over chocolate and cocoa and whisk well to melt and make frothy.  Stir in vanilla.  If available, use a hand blender or hand mixer to make it even more frothy on top.  Pour into mugs and serve immediately.  Dust with cocoa to garnish and serve with Chocolate-Covered Almonds.

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