Thick and Creamy Hot Vanilla (Dairy-Free, Vegan, Paleo)

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 75kcal
Author Lauren Goslin


  • 1 c. non-dairy milk of choice divided
  • 1 t. arrowroot
  • 2 t. maple syrup or honey or about 8-10 drops stevia
  • 3/4 t. vanilla extract
  • 5 drops stevia or another teaspoon of sweetener
  • dashes of cinnamon and nutmeg about 1/8 teaspoon of each or to taste


  • Add 1/2 cup of milk to a saucepan, and begin to heat the milk over medium-low heat.
  • Whisk the other 1/2 cup of milk with the arrowroot in a separate bowl.
  • Add sweetener along with the milk/arrowroot mixture to the saucepan and stir to combine.
  • Continue stirring the mix over medium high heat for about 3-5 minutes until it begins to thicken.
  • Once thickened, remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • Top with a handful of healthy marshmallows and enjoy!


Nutrition facts are based using unsweetened almond milk, two teaspoons of maple syrup and 5 drops of liquid stevia. Weight Watchers points (new system): 2


Serving: 1g | Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.9g | Protein: 1.1g | Fat: 2.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.6g | Sodium: 182mg | Fiber: 1.2g | Sugar: 8.3g