The winter chill has finally settled in for the next couple of months. How do you plan to fend off Jack Frost? We suggest settling down next to the fireplace with a steaming hot cup of one of these warm weather drinks. Whether you prefer hot chocolate or apple cider, there's a recipe here for you. See below for 8 hot drinks that are sure to keep you warm this winter!
1. White Hot Chocolate with Toasted Marshmallows
Ditch the hot cocoa mix and whip up this homemade drink for the family - all you need is white chocolate and some milk! Make it extra-special with a roasted marshmallow on top.
-2 oz. white chocolate, chopped or grated on the coarse side of a box grater
-1 cup milk, warmed until steaming
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Put the chocolate into your mug, pour the milk overtop, and let it sit for a minute, then stir until smooth. Top with marshmallows - plain or toasted - for an extra-special touch!
2. Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate
We love PB&C so much we have two drinks inspired by it. This is basically a peanut butter cup … in drink form. Need we say more?
Make peanut butter hot chocolate
3. Spiced Pumpkin Hot Chocolate
If you're obsessed with pumpkin lattes but want to cut the caffeine down when serving to kids, try this festive way to serve up hot chocolate. We'd drink it from Halloween all through the winter!
Make spiced pumpkin hot chocolate
4. Hot Caramel Apple Cider
In our opinion, the only way to make hot apple cider better is to stir in some caramel. This drink is so easy (and so much cheaper than store-bought!), you won't mind if your kids ask for it all the time.
Make hot caramel apple cider
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5. Cinnamon Candy Apple Cider
All you need is apple juice and a box of Red Hots to make this super-easy candy cider for the little ones, perfect to warm them up after a day of sledding.
Make cinnamon candy apple cider
6. Nutella Hot Chocolate
Combine two of America's favorite ingredients? Yes, we did. Satisfy your hazelnut-chocolate craving with this cozy and comforting Nutella hot chocolate.
Make Nutella hot chocolate
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7. Homemade Eggnog
You can make this cold-weather classic warm or cold - and year-round, now that you have the recipe.
Make homemade eggnog
8. Caramel Steamed Milk
No need to pay for a fancy steamed-milk drink when you can make this sweet caramel version at home.
Make caramel steamed milk
- By Jen Genova
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