Recipe Post: Creamy Spiced Almond Cooler

It’s customary to have a drink and a little something sweet after a great meal. However, sometimes, there’s not always room for both. Luckily, this decadent drink brings the best of both worlds!

The secret to the divine richness is the spiced almond milk. Almond milk provides a creamy taste without the sugars and fats of animal milks that will separate when heated. Any nut milk will work, but stay away from grain based milks or soy milk, which tend to have a rather distinctive flavour that’ll probably conflict with both the spices and alcohol.

For the “spice”, simply heat the milk up and steep with desired spices. The classic  holiday spices like cinnamon and nutmeg are divine, but for an extra kick, add a generous dose of ginger. If preparing and straining spices seems too much of a hassle, simply steep in a spice based tea. (I used Celestial Seasonings Gingerbread Spice, it was AMAZING). Be patient, the longer the spices steep the more flavorful the drink!. Finally, don’t be afraid to add some sweetness. I used honey, but simple syrup, plain sugar, or even liquid stevia will work

Once the milk is cooled, add a shot of whiskey, pour over ice and enjoy!

Creamy Spiced Cooler

Ingredients

  •  4 cups almond milk
  • Spices, to taste, or spice tea
  • 2-4 tbsp honey
  • 4 shots of whiskey
  • ice, to serve

Instructions

Bring almond milk to a boil with spices. Remove from heat and allow to steep for at least 5 minutes. Strain and add honey and stir until completely dissolved. Chill completely, mix in whiskey. Pour over ice, serve and enjoy!

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This is a basic version, but for an upgrade, make the almond milk at home! After all, most store bought versions are quite dilute. To really take things to the next level, make the milk with rye or barley tea, which will really complement the whiskey. Just remember to strain well!

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