With temperatures down and colder weather sniffles on the rise, we're thinking of all the tasty hot drinks to warm from the inside out. While sometimes a pack of hot chocolate and some hot water or milk is all that's needed, it can be fun to mix things up and create something special for the holidays! These cozy hot drinks will do just that. Check out this list of 20 cozy hot drink recipes that the whole family can enjoy (and kids can help create, too!)
French Hot Chocolate
Get ready to experience a gourmet French hot chocolate that is so rich, silky and luxurious - you won't believe it only takes a few simple minutes! With just two ingredients – dark chocolate and milk – this homemade delight will put any packet mix to shame.
Instant Pot Hot Apple Cider
Warm your soul and tantalize your taste buds with this simple Instant Pot Apple Cider! All you need are a few ingredients from the orchard - minimal effort required, plus no mess to clean up afterwards (not to mention it will have the whole house smelling amazing). Enjoy it hot for instant comfort or chill out on those sunny autumn afternoons – all natural goodness awaits in every sip!
Pumpkin Spice Milk
Don't want to miss out on the pumpkin spice latte craze? Look no further! This delicious, refined sugar free pumpkin spice milk is the perfect non-caffeinated alternative that can be enjoyed at any time of day - even for your little ones. Heat it up or chill it down for a healthly autumnal treat – with an optional dairy free version available too.
White Hot Chocolate
This winter, why not treat your kids to something truly special? Introduce them to the delectable world of white-hot chocolate! Not as well-known as regular hot cocoa but just as delicious, a perfect cup is easy: combine four cups of milk with some vanilla extract and melt in a bar of white chocolate. Your little ones will be sure to thank you for this unique indulgence!
Honey Lemon Cold Remedy
For a cozy and immune-boosting way to keep the kids feeling their best, warm up with this classic combination of honey and lemon. Not only will your little ones enjoy its yummy flavor, but they'll also benefit from Mother Nature's antibacterial properties in the honey that can help soothe sore throats — plus an extra dose of Vitamin C thanks to the zesty lemon which has been proven to shorten colds!
Whether you are a full-fledged Harry Potter fan or simply looking for an interesting new beverage, this Butterbeer recipe is sure to fit the bill! It's less sweet than traditional recipes and has no milk of alcohol - so it can be savored by muggles young and old alike. Fans say that one sip will surely have you hooked!
Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate
Are you ready for a warm hug in a cup? This Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Recipe is the perfect winter indulgence! Taste creamy, chocolatey goodness paired with an amazing peanut butter flavor. Making this easy homemade hot cocoa will take only 10 minutes and just 6 ingredients - plus it's vegan/dairy-free too! Enjoy your mug of cozy warmth after playing out in the snow.
Hot Spiced Ginger Lemonade
Get ready for winter with a warm and cozy twist on the summer classic! This delicious drink is just what you need to keep your body healthy, plus it's packed with flavor. Add ginger for an extra health kick or combine it with apple juice if you like things sweeter - perfect way to chase away cooler weather blues.
Hot Vanilla Milk
Instead of just any ol' cup of milk, why not transform it into a special teatime experience? This simple classic can be taken to the next level with little tweaks or enjoyed in its timeless traditional form - either way you're sure to have an indulgent treat!
Nutella Hot Chocolate
Satisfy your sweet tooth with a delicious and easy-to-make drink that's sure to please the whole family - Nutella Hot Chocolate! With just two simple ingredients, you can heat milk for quick gratification or take it slow by stirring in more Nutella. To add an extra bit of Christmas cheer, stir it up with a candy cane for some peppermint flavor guaranteed to bring smiles all around.
Wrapping up, we hope you and your little ones enjoy these recipes as much as we do! Be sure to tag us on social media (@elisamamaofficial) with pictures of your finished drinks – we can’t wait to see them. And if you have any other favorite cozy drink recipes, be sure to share them in the comments below. We always love trying new things. Cheers!