You have probably spent your summer sipping on freshly brewed iced coffee or tea. But once the bitter frost of winter hits, those chilled drinks are the last thing you want to think of. Don’t succumb to the harsh winter cold! Warm yourself up with these delicious (and easy to make) winter drink recipes!
1. Snow Flake Cocoa
Make hot chocolate more interesting by substituting the traditional milk or dark chocolate with white chocolate. You can be fancy and garnish the drink with whipped cream and crushed candy canes. Get the recipe here.
2. Caramel Brulee Coffee
Just a little teaspoon of brown sugar makes all the difference. Get the recipe here.
3. Vanilla Cafe Au Lait
Be extra and use real vanilla bean. Whole Foods should have plenty of vanilla beans in stock. Get the recipe here.
4. Hot Spiced Cider
Balance the sweetness of regular apple cider with the tangy flavor of an orange. Get the recipe here.
Like cider, this is a winter drink staple. Instead of resorting to the basic Hood Eggnog, you can easily make it yourself. If you want to make spiked eggnog, you can add bourbon or rum. Get the recipe here.
6. Eggnog latte
Speaking of eggnog, Starbucks came out with the popular, ultra festive eggnog latte a few years ago. Before you hurt your wallet, luckily there are plenty of copy-cat versions. Get the recipe here.
7. Peppermint Mocha Latte
As fancy as this beverage looks, it only takes less than 10 minutes to make. Get the recipe here.
8. Polar Express Hot Chocolate
We have all read the book or seen the 2004 Tom Hanks movie during Christmastime. Experience the same magic by making the polar express hot chocolate. Jumbo marshmallows are a must as well as singing the Hot Chocolate song. Get the recipe here.
9. Gingerbread Spiced Coffee
You can transform a boring cup of coffee in minutes by adding molasses, brown sugar, cinnamon, and ginger. Get the recipe here.
10. Chai Tea
Not only is chai tea delicious, but by making the mix yourself and tossing it into a Mason jar, you now have a great little gift to give away to friends and family. Get the recipe here.
11. Mexican Hot Chocolate
Add a kick to hot chocolate by using chili powder. Get the recipe here.
12. Dark Chocolate Mocha
Nothing is more divine than dark chocolate mixed with creamy coffee. Get the recipe here.
13. Oreo Hot Chocolate
Spend your cheat day wisely and sip on the Oreo version of hot chocolate. Oh, and the hot chocolate is actually made with Oreos, not just sprinkled on top. Get the recipe here.
14. Caramel Apple Cider
We all love caramel apples but instead of biting into a hard caramel apple, enjoy a mouthful of caramel apple cider. Get the recipe here.
15. Peppermint Tea
Awaken your senses with the refreshing aroma of peppermint. All you need is dried peppermint, sugar, and boiling water. If that is too much to handle, there are a variety of peppermint tea to choose from at your local market from Twinings or Bigelow. Get the recipe here.