Low-sugar mint steamers are the perfect alternative to hot cocoa when your kids want something warm and festive to drink!
Hey guys! This post was recently updated with updated container counts for 21 Day Fix and some answered questions about steamers. If you’re here looking for the Advent calendar activities that used to be included in this post, they’ve been moved to my new How-To Guide for Activity Advent Calendars, hope you check it out!
Hey there, party people! Ok, so I know what you’re thinking: holy ca-freakin’-nnoli, Stephanie. A Christmas post? It’s not even Thanksgiving – in fact, there’s still a decomposing pumpkin on my porch from Halloween! <– No? Just me then. Ok, moving on.
Anyway, let me introduce you to my Low-Sugar Mint Steamer! Isn’t she cute and festive as a little red glittery button?
I love adding a fun drink or treat to some of our Advent calendar activities, like watching Christmas movies or decorating the tree. It just makes everything more special. I also love that my kids feel like this drink is a treat, but I know that it has a fraction of the sugar of hot cocoa mix, which is a real mom win. 😉
Another li’l added bonus? My kids get such a kick out of using the milk frother (not absolutely necessary, but I highly recommend it – that foam is good times, my friends).
Here are the answers to a few questions I thought you might have!
What is a steamer drink?
A steamer drink is essentially a latte without the espresso. In a coffee shop it would be steamed milk with a shot (or 2 or 3!) of syrup. In this version, I use just use some extract and a little raw sugar.
What kind of milk can be used to make a mint steamer drink?
Any kind of milk can be used in a steamer drink. Coffee shops usually automatically use whole milk unless you specify otherwise. I’ve used some unsweetened vanilla almond milk instead to lighten it up without sacrificing any of that creamy goodness!
Is a steamer drink healthy?
Well this one is! It’s 21 Day Fix approved, Weight Watchers friendly (only 2 points!), gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan!
It’s also only about 30 calories with 2 grams of fat 4 grams of sugar.
However, if you’re ordering one at your local Starbucks, for the same number of ounces, you’ll be taking in 90 calories, 4 1/2 grams of fat, and 10 grams of sugar!
I hope you guys love these low-sugar mint steamers and that they become a new holiday tradition in your home as they have in mine.
Don’t forget to save these delicious Low-Sugar Mint Steamers to Pinterest! ↓
If you make these Low-Sugar Mint Steamers be sure to snap a pic and tag me @thefoodieandthefix or use #thefoodieandthefix on Instagram so I can check it out! It makes me ridiculously happy to see what you guys are making 🙂
How to Make a Steamer Drink:
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 2 tsp raw sugar
- 1/8 tsp mint extract
- red or green food coloring, if desired
- Heat the almond milk and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat until steaming.
- Add the extract and the food coloring if using. Use a small frother (or you could even throw the warm mixture in a blender for a minute) to create the foam, divide into two heat-proof cups.
21 Day Fix Container Counts per Serving: 1/2 oil teaspoon (drink swap), 1 sweetener teaspoon
Weight Watchers Freestyle Points: 2
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 30 Total Fat: 2g