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Six Hot Drink Recipes to Keep You Warm

By on October 4, 2017
Six Hot Drink Recipes to Keep You Warm

As the winter weather starts to set in, the days grow shorter and the temperature gets lower. To keep warm, you might bundle up in your favorite sweater or settle down in front of the fire. If you’re looking for another way to keep warm, try these six delicious hot drink recipes.

Easy Mulled Wine

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 2 cups red wine
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ orange, peeled and juiced
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 star anise seeds

Instructions:

  1. Whisk together the apple cider, red wine, orange juice and honey in a large saucepan.
  2. Add the cinnamon stick, orange zest, cloves, and star anise.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Strain the mixture and discard the spices.
  5. Place an orange peel in each mug and fill with the hot mulled wine.

Spiced Chai Tea

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 8 whole cardamom seeds
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 4 black peppercorns
  • 2 medium cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 black tea bags
  • Sugar or honey, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Combine the cardamom, cloves, and peppercorns in a mortar and grind into powder.
  2. Transfer the powdered spices to a medium saucepan.
  3. Add the cinnamon sticks, ginger, milk, and water.
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil then remove from heat and add the tea bags.
  5. Cover and let steep for 10 minutes then strain into mugs.
  6. Sweeten the chai tea with sugar or honey to taste.

Mexican Hot Chocolate

Servings: 1

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup whole milk, divided
  • Pinch chipotle chili powder
  • Pinch ground cinnamon

Instructions:

  1. Combine the cocoa powder, sugar, and salt in a small saucepan with 2 tablespoons of the milk.
  2. Cook over medium-low heat until the sugar dissolves then whisk in the rest of the milk.
  3. Whisk the mixture until heated through the remove from heat.
  4. Add the chipotle chili powder and cinnamon then stir until thoroughly combined.
  5. Pour into a mug and top with whipped cream and a pinch of cinnamon.

Hazelnut Hot Toddy

Servings: 1

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup water
  • 1 ½ ounces Frangelico
  • Whipped cream

Instructions:

  1. Bring the water to boil in a small saucepan then remove from heat.
  2. Whisk in the Frangelico then pour into a mug.
  3. Top with whipped cream and serve hot.

Malted Hot Chocolate

Servings: 1

Ingredients:

  1. 3 marshmallows
  2. 1 cup milk, divided
  3. 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  4. 1 ½ tablespoons sugar
  5. Pinch salt
  6. 1 tablespoon malted milk powder

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the broiler in your oven.
  2. Place the marshmallows on a foil-lined baking sheet and broil for about 30 seconds until just browned.
  3. Combine the cocoa powder, sugar, and salt in a small saucepan with 2 tablespoons of the milk.
  4. Cook over medium-low heat until the sugar dissolves then whisk in the rest of the milk.
  5. Whisk the mixture until heated through the remove from heat and whisk in the malt powder.
  6. Serve the hot cocoa hot with the marshmallows on top.

Apple Pie Cider

Servings: 4 to 6

Ingredients:

  • 1 quart apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 whole cloves
  • Pinch salt
  • ½ cup brandy
  • Cinnamon sticks, to garnish

Instructions:

  1. Combine the cider, sugar, spices and salt in a medium saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat then remove from heat.
  3. Whisk in the brandy then strain to remove the solids.
  4. Pour the cider into mugs and garnish with cinnamon sticks to serve.

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