Beautiful Stephanie

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I first encountered this tasty little number at a coffee shop that called it a Beautiful Stephanie, for reasons I don’t know. Call me crazy, but I assume a beautiful Stephanie was involved somewhere in the naming process. My powers of inference are astounding. Anyway, my version of a beautiful stephanie includes almond milk, vanilla early grey tea, a bit of maple syrup, and vanilla in bean or extract form. It’s warm, aromatic, and all-around lovely on a cold afternoon.

Makes 1 serving.

8 oz of almond, coconut, rice, or hemp milk

1 tsp of vanilla early grey tea (I love Townshend’s version)

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Maple syrup to taste

1/2 vanilla bean, scraped or just a dash of vanilla extract

Put all ingredients in a saucepan, heat over low-medium heat (DON’T BOIL, especially if you’re using rice milk!). Stir, strain, and serve.

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