Hot Almond N Cream Drink Recipe
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Hot Almond N Cream Drink Recipe

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Just a few sips of this drink, with its rich almond flavor, will warm you up in a hurry. "I'm the food service manager for a Christian camp," relates Kaye Kirsch of Bailey, Colorado, "and it's a favorite each year at our Christmas party."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 2 teaspoon almond extract
  • Ground nutmeg

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 236 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 134mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan over low heat, cook and stir butter and sugars for 12-15 minutes or until butter is melted. Pour into a large bowl; add ice cream and extract. Beat on medium speed for 1-2 minutes or until smooth, scraping the bowl often.
  2. To make one serving: Spoon 1/4 cup mix into a mug; add 3/4 cup boiling water and stir well. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 cups mix.
Editor's Note: Mix can be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator up to 1 week.
Originally published as Hot Almond N Cream Drink in Country Woman January/February 1997, p22

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tharman User ID: 1340568 18201
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2011

"Make this every year for Christmas Eve, such a nice treat after the kids go to sleep."

tharman User ID: 1340568 42812
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

"Our annual Christmas drink--LOVE it."

kimgregg User ID: 1301107 42944
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2009

"Can't wait to make it again this season. I made 3-4 batches last winter and everyone loved it!!!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 1537203 37557
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2009

"This stuff is awesome. We own a coffeehouse and I make a batch of the base up to keep on hand, then we mix it with steamed milk and top with whipped cream and sliced almonds It rocks!"

lovesher3 User ID: 1849182 17691
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2008

"I brought this to a potluck at work, everyone was drinking coffee so we added a 1/4 cup to the coffee instead of the water. YUM! Everyone wanted the recipe. Even one woman who doesn't care for almonds liked it."

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