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Top 5 Winter Hot Drink Ideas
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Top 5 Winter Hot Drink Ideas
December 19, 2018
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December 19, 2018
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In colder seasons we always need a reason to drink a warm cup of the many different types of Teas, Coffees or the most chocolatey of Hot Chocolates. Here are some top five hot drinks ideas to keep you going this Winter…

Minty Hot Chocolate Float

  • 1 serving hot cocoa mix (plus the ingredients called for in the package directions)

  • 1/4 cup mint chocolate chip ice cream

  • 1 Sprig fresh mint

  • Step 1: Prepare the hot cocoa mix according to the package directions.

  • Step 2: Top with the ice cream and mints.

REAL SIMPLE

Easy Chai Tea

Boil crushed spices, cinnamon sticks, ginger and milk. Add tea bags for a milky spiced delight!

  • 8 Cardamom Seeds

  • 8 Cloves

  • 4 Black Peppercorns

  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks

  • 11-inch piece of fresh ginger (sliced)

  • 2 cups whole milk

  • 4 bags black tea, such as Darjeeling

  • 8 teaspoons of sugar or more to taste

  • Step 1: Place the cardamom, cloves, and peppercorns in a resealable plastic bag and crush with a heavy skillet.

  • Step 2: Place the crushed spices in a medium saucepan, along with the cinnamon sticks, ginger, milk, and 2 cups water; bring to a boil. Remove from heat, add the tea bags, cover, and let steep for 10 minutes.

  • Step 3: Strain into cups. To each cup, add 2 teaspoons sugar or more, to taste.

REAL SIMPLE

 

Mexican Spiced Hot Cocoa

  • 1 serving hot cocoa mix (plus the ingredients called for in the package directions)

  • 2 pinches ground chipotle chili pepper

  • 2 pinches ground cinnamon

  • 2 tablespoons sweetened whipped cream

  • Step 1: Prepare the hot cocoa mix according to the package directions.

  • Step 2: Mix with half the chipotle and half the cinnamon.

  • Step 3: Top with the whipped cream and sprinkle with the remaining chipotle and cinnamon.

REAL SIMPLE

 

Malted Hot Cocoa with Toasted Marshmallows

  • Serving hot cocoa mix (plus the ingredients called for in the package directions)

  • 3 marshmallows

  • 3 tablespoons malted milk powder

  • Step 1: Heat broiler (of oven or toaster oven).

  • Step 2: Place the marshmallows on a foil-lined broilerproof baking sheet and broil until just golden, about 30 seconds.

  • Step 3: Meanwhile, prepare the hot cocoa mix according to the package directions.

  • Step 4: Mix with the malted milk powder.

  • Step 5: Top with the toasted marshmallows.

REAL SIMPLE

 

Warm Hazelnut Toddy

  • 1 1/2 ounces Frangelico

  • 1/2 cup hot water

  • 2 tablespoons lightly whipped heavy cream

  • In a mug, stir together the Frangelico and hot water. Spoon the whipped cream over the top before serving.

REAL SIMPLE

 

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