This basic steamer recipe can be used to make various kinds of flavored steamers, as well as soy steamers and other vegan steamers.
Don't know what a steamer is? It's a hot, milk-based and flavored-syrup drink (that is caffeine-free unless the added syrup has caffeine in it) that is popular in many coffee shops.
This recipe makes one serving but it easily can be adjusted to make a larger quantity.
- Using a frothing wand or on the stovetop, steam the milk or milk alternative.
- Add the flavored syrup into the bottom of a large mug or cup.
- Pour the steamed milk into the glass and (if needed) stir the drink.
- Add the optional whipped cream.
- Enjoy hot.
Note: Popular steamer flavors include caramel, Irish cream, mint, chocolate, and vanilla. If you're making a fruit-flavored steamer, add the milk gradually to avoid curdling or add vanilla syrup along with it to prevent curdling.
If you want to reduce your sugar intake, you can use a sugar-free flavored syrup.