Posted on December 20 1016
A delightful, spicy hot drink for tea lovers! If you drink Earl Grey you probably have all the ingredients on hand for this Spiced Vanilla London Fog Latte. It only takes about 8 minutes to whip these up. I used a manual milk frother but you can skip this step if you don’t have one…your London Fog will still taste great!
Even tea drinkers need a hearty and frothy festive hot drink! I’m not a coffee drinker, and I try to stay away from sugary drinks – if you’re the same you’ll love this London Fog with a twist!
How this Spiced Vanilla London Fog Latte is made:
- Steep the Earl grey tea bags in boiling water for 3-5 minutes with the vanilla essence and spices
- Heat the milk up in the microwave or on the stovetop.
- Then place the milk in the frother and froth. If you don’t have one you can skip this step.
- Stir in the honey.
- Then pour the tea into two mugs, and pour over the milk, distributing the froth evenly.
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A good cup of Earl Grey tea every day is a must for me, I usually just have it with a dash of milk but around this time of year it’s nice to have something a little heartier, something that shouts cool weather comfort drink!
This is a good old London Fog with a spicy latte twist, and I love it!
Interestingly, sometimes this drink is known as a “Vancouver Fog” because it actually originated in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I had always been under the impression that it was an English drink that originated in Britain, but that is not, in fact the case!
You can also have this Spiced Vanilla London Fog Latte iced – it’s very refreshing and a much healthier choice than iced coffee…
Just steep the tea, wait for it to cool down, stir in the honey while the tea is still warm, then add cold milk and crushed ice or ice cubes and you’ve got yourself one charming iced tea latte!
Here are a few Christmas recipes if you’re looking for some inspiration for this weekend! Try my easy and super delicious Baked Vanilla Cheesecake with Cherry Coulis, or learn How to Make the Perfect Christmas Cake or try these Christmas Fruit Mince Pies with Light Pastry. For something healthy take a look at my Banana Pecan & Cinnamon Muffins – great for Christmas morning!
Do you have a favourite healthy, or healthier hot drink that you love to make all year round, or one that you make on special occasions? Tell me all about it, I’d love to hear from you!
Now hop into the kitchen and whip this warm and comforting, spicy beauty up!
A traditional English tea drink with a twist of added vanilla essence and spices to make it that much more wonderful and comforting! This hot drink is easy to make and sugar free.
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 - 2 Earl Grey tea bags
- 1 cup hot milk not boiled
- 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
- 1/4 tsp mixed spice
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 - 2 tsp honey
Pour boiling water over the tea bag or tea bags, vanilla essence, mixed spice and cinnamon in a measuring jug and leave to steep for 3 - 5 minutes depending on how strong you like your tea.
Heat milk in the microwave for about 1 1/2 minutes, watch to make sure that it doesn’t boil.
Place milk in a frother and froth it up (if you don’t have one just skip this step - it doesn’t make a difference to the flavour!) then stir in the honey.
Pour the tea into your mugs or tea cups then pour in the milk, distributing the foam evenly between the two cups or mugs.
Add more or less honey to taste.