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
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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 serving (1 cup) equals 236 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 134 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 1 g 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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Reviewed Dec. 19, 2011

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

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

"Our annual Christmas drink--LOVE it."

Reviewed Dec. 3, 2009

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

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!"

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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