Toasty, warm vanilla malted milk is like a hug in a mug!
Is it cold outside? Do you need a delicious drink to help warm you up? Then you should definitely give this warm vanilla malt a try. Wrap two hands around your mug, take one sip and you’ll instantly be warmed up both inside and out.
What is Malt?
You may have seen a vanilla malt shake on restaurant menus or heard about warm malted milk drink. But what exactly is malt? What is “malting” meaning and why is it good? Let us tell you all about it!
Malting is actually a way of processing grains. To malt a cereal grain, the grains are soaked so that they start fermenting. Then, the fermentation process is stopped and the grains are dried.
They are then considered malted! The barley malt or grain malt is usually ground into a powder and then ready to use.
Benefits of Malted Grains
Malted grains have a sweeter rich flavor and also added nutrients. Malting grain adds fiber, potassium, folate and vitamin B6. Adding malt to your diet has been shown to help lower cholesterol and improve gut health.
Malt extract also has a something called hordenine which has been found to stimulate the brain’s pleasure receptors and make you feel happier. Sounds like a great reason to add malt to everything!
Ingredients in Our Warm Vanilla Malt
Our tasty drink has the perfect blend of sweet ingredients. It is delicious and very easy to make. Here is what goes into each mug:
- Whole milk- We like the rich taste of whole milk but feel free to use any kind of non dairy milk as well. Almond milk gives the malted drink a nice nutty taste while coconut milk will add a sweet, tropical taste.
- Vanilla Bean- Vanilla bean adds a natural, rich flavor that is complex and delicious. The pretty black speck of vanilla bean also look amazing in the vanilla malt.
- Malted Milk Powder- Malted milk powder is the key to this drink's rich, tasty flavor.
- Brown Sugar- Brown sugar adds a nice molasses sweetness
- Honey- Honey adds a bold, vibrant taste to the drink that pairs well with the vanilla
- Cinnamon- Cinnamon gives the vanilla malt a little bit of warm, earthy spice.
To make our warm vanilla malt, the vanilla bean is steeped with the milk. All the remaining ingredients are whisked into the warm milk. Half of the milk is poured into a blender and pureed to make the milk frothy.
The whipped milk is poured on top of the warm milk in mugs and enjoyed. One sip and you’ll be in vanilla malt heaven.
Calming Vanilla Malt Drink
Malted milk has long been enjoyed as a night time beverage. The malt powder is said to help the body relax and calm down before heading off to sleep. The B-vitamins, zinc, iron and phosphorous are all known to relax your muscles.
Warm milk has also long been touted as a perfect calming beverage. So a big cup of warm vanilla malt and you are sure to have a good night’s rest!
While we love the sleep-aid benefits of this drink, we also just love the flavor. Malt powder has a unique and delicious flavor that is hard to beat. Malt powder has a natural toasty, buttery flavor that goes very well with milk. It is also slightly sweet and almost honey-like.
Our vanilla, brown sugar and honey mix enhances the flavor of the malt powder and makes a sweet, irresistible drink.
Make a mug of warm vanilla malt part of your nighttime routine. It is something you will likely look forward to all day long!
Do you have questions about making a tasty vanilla malt? We have the answers! Take a look at these FAQ’s and let us know if you have any other questions. We are always happy to answer!
What is malt vanilla?
A vanilla malt is a drink that is made with malted milk. It is thick and creamy. It usually refers to a malted milk shake or a warm milk drink made with malted milk powder.
What is a vanilla malt made of?
Our warm drink is made with milk, vanilla bean, malted milk powder, brown sugar, honey and cinnamon. A vanilla malt milkshake would likely have vanilla ice cream, milk, and malt powder.
What does malt do to the body?
Malt can help lower cholesterol and decrease the risk of cardiac disease. The dietary fiber in malt can lower insulin and also increase cholesterol breakdown in the body.
What is a hot malt drink?
A hot malt drink is any warm drink made with malt powder. Our recipe here is considered a hot malt drink!
What exactly is malt?
Malt is a cereal grain, usually barley, that has been sprouted, fermented then dried and ground. The process is called malting.