I don’t know about you, but I enjoy dessert on a daily basis. Yep, every single day! I limit desserts like beignets, Nanaimo Bars or currant scones with clotted cream to a small portion once or twice a week, but I do enjoy something delicious and delightful every day of the week. One simple, no sugar dessert that I enjoy on the regular? A luxurious London Fog.
Despite the name, London Fog isn’t from London. It’s a simple tea drink that originated in Vancouver, BC (and supposedly in Scotland it’s called a Vancouver Fog). It’s a simple combination of hot Earl Grey tea, frothy milk, and a touch of vanilla. It’s a comforting, filling, and luxurious no sugar dessert.
London Fog is usually made with Earl Grey tea but I often use Lady Grey instead, simply because that’s what I typically have on hand. Even after 12 years in North Carolina, I still don’t like my tea drinks sweet, so I usually stick with just vanilla extract. On those occasions when I do crave a little sweetness, I substitute vanilla sugar for the vanilla extract.
As far as milk goes, I use 1% cow’s milk but whole milk would be even better. I’ve heard coconut milk pairs especially well with Earl Grey, so try that if you’re looking for a non-dairy option.
How to Make a London Fog
It’s so easy, it hardly even qualifies as a recipe! Steep one Earl Gray or Lady Gray tea bag in 1/2 cup water for 2-4 minutes. While the tea is steeping, heat 1/2 cup milk over medium low heat, using a small whisk to generate a bit of froth. (I use this to heat my milk.) Take out the tea bag and pour the milk into the tea. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla (or add vanilla sugar to taste instead). Stir and enjoy while hot!
A luxurious no sugar tea dessert!
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 Earl Grey tea bag
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- vanilla sugar to taste (optional)
Step tea in hot water for 2-4 minutes.
Heat milk over medium low heat (do not let it boil). Whisk the milk to froth the top.
Remove tea bag, pour hot milk into tea, add vanilla, and stir. Enjoy!