This is a nice alternative to hot chocolate. To make this more healthy, substitute the 2% milk and sugar for skim milk and a no calorie sweetener.

Recipe Summary

prep:
3 mins
cook:
2 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 serving
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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour the milk into a microwave-safe mug. Stir together the cinnamon and sugar, then stir into the milk. Mixing the cinnamon into the sugar first will help to keep it from floating on top. Stir in the vanilla. Place mug in the microwave and heat for 1 minute and 40 seconds, or longer for a warmer drink. Stir before drinking.

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Nutrition Facts

185 calories; protein 8.1g 16% DV; carbohydrates 22.7g 7% DV; fat 4.8g 7% DV; cholesterol 19.5mg 7% DV; sodium 101.1mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2010
What a great way to start off the fall season! I love hot chocolate so why not try hot vanilla! I used 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon and added 1/4 tsp. of nutmeg as I love the two paired together. All it needed was a little dollup of lite Cool Whip and oh what a treat! Next time instead of the cinnamon and nutmeg I might try pumpkin pie spice to see what that tastes like.... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/25/2010
As written cinnamon and vanilla overkill. A sprinkling of cinnamon sugar and a few drops of vanilla on the other hand was nice. Read More
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116 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 41
  • 4 star values: 44
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2010
What a great way to start off the fall season! I love hot chocolate so why not try hot vanilla! I used 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon and added 1/4 tsp. of nutmeg as I love the two paired together. All it needed was a little dollup of lite Cool Whip and oh what a treat! Next time instead of the cinnamon and nutmeg I might try pumpkin pie spice to see what that tastes like.... Read More
(75)
Rating: 4 stars
05/26/2005
This was very tasty even using skim milk and a cheap artificial vanilla extract. I found the texture of the undissolvable cinnamon to be weird so I would consider using cinnamon candies / cinnamon extract next time to get that taste. Otherwise the flavour of this drink is excellent and the proportions are perfect. Thanks for the good idea! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/18/2005
Delicious next time I will use half the cinnamon it's a bit too much! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2007
This recipe was amazing! I love vanilla flavors so when I found this I was very happy. I did however make a couple of small changes. Just as people said prviously cut down on the cinnamon. What made this recipe a five star for me was no cinnamon at all. It has a wonderful flavor on its own. If you have ever had a Vanilla créme from Starbucks you will love this because you can control how sweet it is or isn't. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2006
Oh wow sooo good. The perfect comfort drink. Suggestion: if you are using soy milk add an extra teaspoon of sugar. Changes I made: I only put in 1/2 tsp cinnamon so I could taste the vanilla more. About the "slimey cinnamon"- I didn't encounter that problem. I mixed the cinnamon and sugar in the bottom of the mug first then used the vanilla to dissolve it. Add the milk last. When you take it of the microwave stir vigoursly (sp?) and it's fine. Thanks for the post definitely making this again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/11/2007
This was very nice. This is a great fall drink! I halved the cinnamon but it all just seemed to float to the top. Next time I will soak a cinnamon stick in it to get the flavor. Try this..add a touch of cream to the milk and use a milk frother to make it nice and creamy! YUM! I just use my cappuccino maker. It has a separate compartment to put your milk in and it froths it as it pours into your cup. Add some spiced rum for a kick! Or my personal favorite amaretto! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/25/2010
As written cinnamon and vanilla overkill. A sprinkling of cinnamon sugar and a few drops of vanilla on the other hand was nice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2006
Mmmm....mmmm....good. I didnt really follow the recipe. I put honey in it for the sweetner I put a little nutmeg and some pumpkin pie spice in it too. I love the basic idea of this recipe. I can fix it to my liking. My husband loved it too. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/29/2010
it was good but gave me a huge stomach ache from just a few sips.. Read More
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