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22 Hot Drink Recipes

Warm up your parties or family gatherings with our recipes for hot chocolate, flavored coffee, spiced tea, apple cider, slow cooker juice mixes and more.

Spiced Black Tea

Prepare this spiced tea in just 10 minutes, using ingredients including pomegranate juice, lemon juice, fresh ginger, cloves, cinnamon and star anise.

Spiced Black Tea

Hot Holiday Apple Cider

This rosy cider simmers for just 10 minutes, making a great choice for drop-in visitors or last-minute parties. At Burchell's White Hill Farmhouse Inn in Minden, Nebraska, Bob and Linda Ard serve the drink with Christmas cookies.

Hot Holiday Apple Cider 

Vanilla Cafe Latte

Here's our version of vanilla coffee served at a Missouri coffee house. Vanilla syrup, steamed milk and frothed milk flavor hot brewed espresso or strong coffee.

Vanilla Cafe Latte

Chocolate Chai Tea

This chai tea is spicy, chocolatey and just a little thick.

Chocolate Chai Tea

Vanilla Bean Infused Hot Chocolate

Jill Prescott of Wisconsin’s former Ecole de Cuisine cooking school created this heavenly take on hot chocolate.

Vanilla Bean Infused Hot Chocolate

Hot Buttered Rum and Spiced Pear Tea

Freeze a base of ice cream, butter, sugar and spices, then combine with rum and boiling water when you're ready to serve our Hot Buttered Rum. You can freeze the base for up to three months -- almost long enough to last through a Midwest winter!

Pear nectar, honey, an orange and spices flavor easy-to-make Spiced Pear Tea.

Hot Buttered Rum

Spiced Pear Tea

Coconut Tres Leches Hot Chocolate

A combination of coconut milk, sweetened condensed milk and fat-free milk puts a fresh spin on classic hot chocolate.

Coconut Tres Leches Hot Chocolate

Tea and Cider Wassail

Tea, four fruit juices and spices brew in your slow cooker. Serve the drink from the cooker or a heatproof bowl.

Tea And Cider Wassail

White Hot Chocolate

Light cream, vanilla-flavor baking pieces, cinnamon and nutmeg combine for a rich hot drink. To create the foam on top, before serving mix some of the hot chocolate mixture in a blender until frothy.

White Hot Chocolate

Spiced Black Tea

Prepare this spiced tea in just 10 minutes, using ingredients including pomegranate juice, lemon juice, fresh ginger, cloves, cinnamon and star anise.

Spiced Black Tea

Hot Caramel Chocolate

Have a bowl of milk chocolate-covered round caramels ready when you serve this, so family or guests can sprinkle the candy on top of the crown of whipped cream.

Hot Caramel Chocolate

Chocolate Cappuccino

Chopped semisweet chocolate and crushed peppermints flavor this easy hot coffee drink. Garnish with a peppermint stick.

Chocolate Cappuccino

Hot Strawberry Cider

Frozen sliced strawberries combine with apple cider or juice, cinnamon, and cloves for an easy-to-make hot drink. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and strawberry or apple slices, if you like.

Hot Strawberry Cider

Chocolate Cocoa Deluxe

Cook bittersweet or semisweet chocolate in water, then add your choice of Grand Marnier, amaretto or vanilla flavoring. Bittersweet chocolate will add a stronger flavor than semisweet.

Chocolate Cocoa Deluxe

Spiced Apple-Cranberry Cider and more

Warm up cold evenings in a flash when you serve these drinks hot from your microwave. Spiced Apple-Cranberry Cider combines cranberry-juice cocktail with apple cider or apple juice, cloves and cinnamon. Garnish with a skewer of cranberries, if you like.

Warm-You-Up Hot Currant Punch blends currant jelly, pineapple juice and lemon juice. Lemony Spiced Cider adds a flavor punch to cider via cloves, cinnamon, lemon peel and honey.

Spiced Apple Cranberry-Cider

Warm-You-Up Hot Currant Punch

Lemony Spiced Cider

Hot Coffee Latte Eggnog

A stick of cinnamon, whipped cream, ground spice or a peppermint stick add a special-occasion touch to homemade eggnog.

Hot Coffee Latte Eggnog

Gluhwein (Hot Mulled Wine)

Udo Heinz from the Baum Wine Group in Bensenville, Illinois, says he fixes this German/Austrian specialty in the traditional Nuremberg way: hot, a bit sweet and spiced. We created both an adult and a nonalcoholic "Kinder" (kids') version using directions from Udo.

Gluhwein

Spiced Orange Mocha

Blend coffee, cocoa powder, orange, spices and a little rum extract to create this mellow brew.

Spiced Orange Mocha

Eggnog Hot Chocolate

Simmer vanilla bean, orange peel and whole nutmeg in cream, then melt in chunks of white and milk chocolate for a steamy-sweet beverage with a nog-like flavor.

Eggnog Hot Chocolate

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