As if the world knows it is the first of December today as it has been snowing gentle flakes all day. The ground is a beautiful white carpet that instantly creates a little bit of christmas feeling! Today I’ve listened to Kenny G and decorated the house with hyacinths and little trees and made some gingerbread turmeric milk. My hubby and I have even started our traditional movie marathon, so it is starting to feel a little Christmasy! Hyacinths are my favourite Christmas flower as they blend so well with other ornaments/ plants and look beautiful scattered all over the house. I’ve typically chosen white ones, but I think the deep blue colour is amazing as well. I like to use different styles of vases (old and new) for the hyacinths, may it be glass, terracotta or silver pots, they all look good together. You can style the pot edges with hay (as I did) or with gentle pieces of moss to make it look more full and give it some texture. I placed the little tree into a silver champagne cooler and tomorrow we are going to go cut down the actual tree for the living room. Now its time for some more golden milk that is infused with my favourite christmas spices and relax by the fire! Tomorrow it’s time for another christmas party, so hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Follow my updates more closely via instagram stories (xoamysnordic)
Golden Gingerbread Milk
- 3 cups oatmilk
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 3 cloves
- 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
- 2 teaspoon cardamom
- 2 teaspoon gingerbread spice
- 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 star annice
- 1 tablespoon sugar/syrup *optional
- Garnish: Honey, sugar, ground cinnamon, frothy milk (optional: milk frother needed)
In a small saucepan, heat the oatmilk with the cinnamon sticks, vanilla extract and cloves until it reaches a boil and then reduce to a gentle simmer. Add in the gingerbread spice, cardamom and ground turmeric and let it simmer for about 30 minutes. (Add sugar/syrup if you wish for a more sweeter taste) 10 minutes before serving add in the star annice so the milk only gets a gently flavour from them. If you leave in too long, I personally think the flavour is too powerful.
Ready to serve: Press some honey on the edges of your serving glass. On a small plate, add a bit of sugar and cinnamon and press the edges of the glass into the mixture. This way the honey sucks in all the cinnamon sugar and creates a lovely rim. Pour some warm golden milk into the glass and add some extra frothy milk on top. (As a bonus, I heated some more oat milk in our frother). Sprinkle some gingerbread spice on the surface and enjoy a delicious comforting christmas drink!