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How do you make a vanilla steamer?

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To make a vanilla steamer, steam milk on a stove top or with the frothing wand of an espresso machine, add vanilla syrup to a cup, and stir in the steamed milk. If you do not have the flavored syrup, use simple syrup and vanilla extract.

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  1. Steam the milk

    Pour 8 ounces of dairy or an alternative milk into a saucepan or metal frothing pitcher. Steam the milk on the stove top, or use the frothing wand of an espresso machine. If you do not have flavored syrup, add 3/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract once the milk is heated.

  2. Add the vanilla syrup

    In a coffee mug, add an ounce of vanilla or simple syrup. To make a simple syrup, combine equal parts sugar and hot water, and stir the mixture. If you do not have vanilla-flavored syrup and do not want to make a simple syrup, add a few tablespoons of sugar to the milk while it is being heated.

  3. Stir the beverage

    Pour the steamed milk into the coffee mug, and stir the drink to mix in the syrup. If desired, top with whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon. Drink the vanilla steamer while it is still hot.

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