When it's cold outside, the snow is falling and you're sitting inside with some candles and a cosy blanket, is there anything better than a yummy hot beverage? Last week I've been sharing a white hot chocolate recipe with coconut rasps. Today it's still all about milk but it isn't a hot chocolate as we won't need chocolate for this one. I made a hint about a spread I would use for this recipe and now I can finally reveal the secret: it's speculoos spread... tadaaa! Okay if you are wondering: "What the heck is speculoos spread?!" I should probably tell you a little about what it's made of and about where you can get it. The speculoos spread is made of speculoos cookies which in the US might better be known under the name of "Biscoff cookies". Both are produced by the brand Lotus. The same brand sells the speculoos spread which in the US is sold as "European Cookie Spread". Then I also found the "Speculoos Crunchy Cookie Butter" by Trader Joe's which should be about the same. And finally for my German readers: if you don't find the Lotus spread you can simply buy the "Spekulatius Glück" by Rewe.
Ingredients (for 2 glasses):
3 tablespoons of speculoos spread
2 speculooks cookies
1. Heat the milk in a pot.
2. Dissolve the speculoos spread in the milk.
3. Pour the milk into a glass and put cream on top.
4. Crumble one cookie and use it to decorate the drink and put the other cookies next to the glass.
Yummy! What do you think? Have you ever heard of anything like this? In fact I got the idea from a friend who some years ago created a speculoos milkshake to which she also added a ball of vanilla ice cream!
In case after all of my explanation you still couldn't find speculoos spread in your country you might also try the version with just the cookies which I found here. And in case you found the spread and don't know what else to do with it you might try these speculoos cupcakes (which are on my baking list, too)!