5 Cozy Drink Recipes to Enjoy This Winter

Delectable homemade hot drinks help you stay warm inside and out.


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Enjoying a hot cocoa on a cold day.

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When the cold weather arrives, it heralds in the cozy drink season. There is a certain magic to sipping a steaming hot beverage on a crisp winter day. So, whether you enjoy your hot drinks while cuddling up on the couch with a book, at the table after dinner, or in a travel cup on the go, there are a myriad of choices to fill your mug with. So instead of your usual coffee or tea, try one of these five recipes for cozy beverages and warm up inside and out.

Creamy White Hot Chocolate

Indulge your sweet tooth with this creamy white chocolate recipe from the  Celebrating Sweets blog. It is so simple to make, decadently delicious and can be ready in just a few minutes. All you need is three basic ingredients: milk, white chocolate, and vanilla extract. Top your hot chocolate with white chocolate pieces, whipped cream, and chopped candy canes. This holiday treat can be enjoyed all winter long.  

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin spice and everything nice, that's what this drink should be called. Made with real pumpkin puree, this recipe from the  Ambitious Kitchen has all the spices, sweetness and warmth to make your tummy all cozy and happy. It’s also an amazing alternative to your classic morning coffee or afternoon pick me up drink. 

Slow Cooker Chai Tea

This chai recipe from Taste of Home is not only delicious, it is also super convenient, as you can make it in your slow cooker. Using a slow cooker allows you to put up the recipe in advance and enjoy it hours later, when ready. All you need is  ginger roots, cinnamon sticks, cloves, peppercorn tea, and sweetened condensed milk, to come home to a chai-tea smelling home.

Spicy Mint Tea

Have you ever heard of spicy mint tea?. This easy recipe from the Food blog can be made with fresh mint leaves or even chocolate mint. It includes cinnamon, slices of lemon, cayenne pepper, and other aromatic ingredients that give your mint tea a bit of an extra spicy kick. This gut healthy beverage can be enjoyed hot or cold. 

Spicy mint tea is good for you.

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Classic Hot Chocolate

Last but definitely not least, hot cocoa had to make it to the list. The Fifteen Spatulas blog created this authentic and homemade version of the classic chocolate hot cocoa for you to savor. You can use milk or dark chocolate to customize your cocoa. Don’t forget to top it with your favorite mini marshmallows or whipped cream. And then enjoy the warm cozy feeling of this classic comforting drink.