Warm Up With Dairy

Southeast Dairy Association - chai coffee

Winter weather is turning colder every day and you may find yourself longing for the warm days of summer. As you wait for the sun to make its debut this spring, cozy up with these nutritious dairy drinks.

Most people start the day with a cup of coffee, but adding steamed milk to your traditional brew will pack it full of high-quality protein and essential nutrients! You don’t have to visit expensive coffee shops to enjoy the health benefits of warm, steamed milk. Simply microwave 1 cup of milk for 90 seconds, or until steaming hot, and add it to your brewed coffee of choice. Be your own barista and try this delicious recipe for Chai Coffee at home.

Not a coffee drinker? No worries! You can also add steamed milk to your favorite tea for the same nutritional benefits. London Fog Lattes are my favorite cold-weather beverage and are easily made by combining Earl Grey tea, vanilla, and steamed milk. If you are avoiding caffeine altogether, then try this relaxing Lavender Milk Steamer instead.

Let’s not forget the most popular warm drink for winter weather – hot chocolate! Whether you ran a snowy 5k or just want a special treat with family, hot chocolate is a tried and true classic that everyone will love. Even if you are lactose intolerant, you don’t have to miss out on the fun with this Festively Lactose-Free Hot Chocolate recipe.

Visit The Dairy Alliance for more delicious dairy drink recipes!

Tracey True, RDN, LN

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