Syllabub for Christmas
According to Wikipedia, syllabub is a traditional English dessert, popular from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. In its early variations it was a drink made of new milk and cider, with the cows milked directly into an ale pot. This created a frothy cappuccino-like effect. A variation known as an Everlasting Syllabub allows for the cream to rise and thicken by letting it stand for several days.
2 cups apple juice
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
2 cups lightly sweetened whipped cream
Freshly grated nutmeg
- In a large bowl, combine apple juice, milk, sugar, vanilla extract and apple pie spice; mix well.
- Fold in whipped cream and whisk ingredients until a froth begins to form.
- Serve in glasses and garnish with grated nutmeg.
Makes 8 servings.