See These 4 Recipes for the Perfect Winter Non-alcoholic Warm Drinks
Everyone can enjoy the festivities on Christmas Day, winter holidays, or random family events with this list of non-alcoholic warm drinks. They are also easy to make with these detailed recipes.
In contrast to alcoholic drinks, nutritious drinks like mulled wine spiced apple syrup with clementine and cloves, nutmeg and orange Christmas coffee, and non-alcoholic eggnog, amongst others, are after-dinner and Christmas must-haves.
While hosting parties and enjoying warm winters, these drinks bring the family together as a cup can also be shared with the little ones. Here are some of the recipes.
RECIPE ONE: GINGERBREAD LATTE
To create its syrup, put ½ cup of molasses, ½ cup of water, 1 ½ teaspoon of ground ginger, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon of cloves, and ¼ teaspoon of ground nutmeg in a small saucepan.
Let it boil over medium heat, remove from heat and stir in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. It can also be strained through cheesecloth before storing it in a jar in the refrigerator.
To make the gingerbread latte, place 3-4 teaspoons of the gingerbread syrup and a shot of espresso in a mug. Warm some milk and cream to 155°F and pour over the syrup and espresso. The drink can also be topped with whipped cream.
RECIPE TWO: PEPPERMINT HOT CHOCOLATE
A nutritious non-alcoholic drink would do one more good than harm, and the next recipe is an easy one that requires only 15 minutes of preparation.
In a saucepan, combine 1½ cups of heavy cream, 1½ cups of milk, ¼ cup of sugar, and ⅛ teaspoon of salt and heat over medium-low heat.
When the cream mixture steams, add 6 ounces of bittersweet chopped chocolate and stir in three drops of peppermint oil. Divide the hot chocolate amongst mugs and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
RECIPE THREE: HOT CHOCOLATE RECIPE
To keep warm during the winter, create this recipe with a coffee machine; pour cold milk and 4 tablespoons of grated chocolate in a milk jar and stir. Using a coffee maker or milk steamer, steam the milk until it is hot, then pour the hot chocolate into a serving cup.
After serving the hot chocolate in a cup, top it with whipped cream, sprinkle some grated chocolate, and the warm-up for winter is ready for consumption.
It is important to note that the grated chocolate can be altered per quantity to your desired preference, as it would give a silky smooth texture to the hot chocolate.
RECIPE FOUR: SNOWGLOBE HOT CHOCOLATE
For unique family fun, this drink begins with a marshmallow snowman. The first step is to skewer the marshmallows together with a cocktail stick and use a little icing pen to stick a chocolate button and peanut butter cup to the top of each marshmallow stack.
Next up, cut out three strawberry laces and tie them around the neck for a scarf. Stick the snowman to a cookie with a little more icing and set aside to dry for a few minutes.
Afterward, mix 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder and 2 tablespoons of Horlick powder together in the bottom of a jar, put the snowman on top, scatter the mini marshmallows, and screw the lid tightly.
Warm 300ml milk in a pan and remove the snowman from the jar. Add the milk and stir until smooth and chocolatey to enjoy.
These recipes are not only nutritious, but they also engage family and friends and create bonding moments as everyone can collectively work on making the drinks.