‘Tis the season for hot drinks, cuddling up on the couch and watching your favorite winter movies. If you’re having guests over this Christmas period, you’re probably already fretting about the menu, activities, and gifts. But don’t worry, you can impress people with the best hot drinks recipes that are also super simple. And give yourself a cozy after-work boost while you sit in front of the fire (or more likely the Amazon fire stick!).
Check them out now, and let us know if you give them a try in the comments below!
1. White hot chocolate
Take a twist on an old classic and make some white hot chocolates with a peppermint candy cane for garnish. They look a bit rich, but they’re the perfect blend of sweet, hot, and moreish. You just need milk, white chocolate, and 5-10 minutes. Your guests, friends, and family will love these if they have a sweet tooth. Find the full recipe here.
2. Matcha Honey Hot Chocolate with Toasted Marshmallows
If you’re trying to be good over the holidays, you’ll love this matcha hot chocolate. It’ll impress health-conscious guests, too, as it substitutes sugar for honey and uses white chocolate and vanilla extract to achieve a sweet, but totally addictive taste. You might have a few raised eyebrows, but serving matcha hot chocolates will definitely go down a treat. Find the full recipe here.
3. Peppermint Mocha
Christmas is magical, and your mocha should be too. It takes ten minutes to make this lovely drink, and you can substitute normal milk for coconut or almond milk to give it a healthier taste. With crushed candy canes and a bit of whipped cream, you cannot go wrong. Put on Home Alone, put your feet up, and enjoy! Find the full recipe here.
4. London Fog
What is a London Fog you ask? It’s an earl grey latte with vanilla, perfect for people who can’t commit to a full-on coffee latte and frothy, creamy, and delicious. Especially when it’s snowing. All you need is a tea bag, a frother, or creamer, vanilla extract and a taste for tea. As a British girl, I can confidently say there’s nothing better than a good cup of tea, except maybe this. Find the full recipe here.
5. Hot Spiced Apple Cider
Hot apple cider is the perfect winter warmer, it’s boozy, warming and contains cinnamon and ginger, so has anti-oxidant and immune boosting benefits too. For a Friday night tipple or a mid-week winter warmer, look no further. This is your Christmas winner, plus you can make it as alcoholic as you wish with your cider of choice! Find the recipe here.
Are you going to try any of these hot drinks recipes? Let us know in the comments below…
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