Warm Drinks Recipes To Keep You Cosy This Season

Perfect for when you get home from school

As soon as the first leaf hits the ground, we’re ready for Autumn and all the great things that come with it.

Although the evenings get darker and the days shorter, being able to cosy up each evening is a definite perk of the colder months. Coming home from school, swapping your uniform for loungewear, popping your hair up and settling down in front of Netflix sounds like a dream situ to us.

So, the blankets are sorted, the snacks bought, and the vibes ~perfected~ now all you need is something delicious to sip on while you unwind.

Take a look through some of our favourite warm drinks recipes below and give it a for yourself at home.

Classic Hot Chocolate 

 

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You will need: 

  • Milk (or alternative)
  • Double cream
  • 50g grated milk chocolate or powdered alternative
  • Marshmallows & whipped cream to serve

Method:

  • To make this recipe extra special, you can cook it on the hob. Simply pour together the milk and double cream and slowly bring it to a boil on a low heat on the hob.
  • Add in your choice of milk chocolate and stir together well.
  • Cook slowly for 5-10 minutes and when fully heated pour into a mug of your choice.
  • Add whipped cream and marshmallows for decoration.

Turmeric Latte

You will need:

  • Milk (or alternative)
  • 1/4 tsp of: turmeric, cinnamon, ginger
  • 1/2 tsp maple syrup and vanilla
  • Sprinkle of black pepper

Method:

  • Taking all of the ingredients, simply combine them together in a pot over the hob and slowly stir together while bringing it to a simmer.
  • Once warm and frothy pour into a mug of your choice

Eggnog

You will need: 

  • Milk (or alternative)
  • Heavy cream or half and half for a light version
  • 1 cinnamon stick/spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons of white sugar
  • 1 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • a sprinkle of ground nutmeg

Method: 

  • Combine the milk, cinnamon, and vanilla into a pot over the hob and bring to a low simmer
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the egg white and sugar together until frothy
  • Very slowly, begin to whisk together the milk and egg white into the pot and slowly mix together for 3 minutes until it thickens.
  • Taking the hot eggnog, allow it to cool for 1 hour in a container.
  • Finally, after an hour stir in the heavy cream and vanilla and again, leave it to rest and cool for a further hour or so.

Pumpkin Spice Latte 

 

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You will need: 

  • 750ml whole milk (or alternative), hot but not boiling
  • 4 teaspoons caster sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • 180ml freshly brewed strong coffee
  • Whipped cream

Method:

  • Make your pumpkin spice mix by mixing together the cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice in a small bowl. Stir them all together until thoroughly mixed.
  • Then stir in the hot milk, caster sugar, vanilla extract, and half of the pumpkin spice to a blender (you can use a whisk if you don’t have a blender), and mix together until it’s frothy.
  • Divide up the liquid between three coffee mugs and be sure to leave enough space to add a good amount of whipped cream later on.
  • Lastly, add in 60ml of freshly brewed, strong coffee to the mugs. Top it off with a layer of whipped cream and finish with a sprinkling of the remaining pumpkin spice mix for aesthetics.

 


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