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Winter Drinks to Keep You Warm

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Posted on January 17 2019

Winter Drinks to Keep You Warm

Warm drinks for a cold winter day are a must-have option to shake off the chills and shivers. Just because it’s cold outside does not mean you have to ignore your body’s request for something that promises to deliver much-needed warmth.

Here are four hot drinks for a cold winter’s day that promise to soothe your soul.

Warm drinks for a cold winter day are a must-have option to shake off the chills and shivers. Just because it’s cold outside does not mean you have to ignore your body’s request for something that promises to deliver much-needed warmth.

Here are four hot drinks for a cold winter’s day that promise to soothe your soul.

Caramelized White Chocolate “Hot Chocolate”

Are you looking for something this sweet with a hint of spice? Try this hot chocolate recipe featured by the kitchn.com next time you need something warm to drink.

What You Will Need

The following recipe makes two six-ounce servings.

4 ounces white chocolate
6 ounces milk
2 ounces cream
Vanilla bean, optional
Cinnamon stick, optional
Salt, to taste

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 300°F and put the white chocolate in a glass or ceramic baking dish. Good news, you won’t have to spend your time dicing or chopping this chocolate. Simply toss it into the oven and roast. You will need to stir 10 minutes ever until it resembles a peanut butter-like color for a total of 30 minutes.   

In between the stirs, bring your milk and cream to a slight, simmer in a pot. You can add a vanilla bean or cinnamon stick for a boost of flavor.

Once you remove the white chocolate from the oven, you can scrape it into your hot milk mixture and whisk this combination until it becomes smooth in appearance. Add a pinch of salt.

Ladle into mugs and enjoy.

Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Cider

If you are in the mood for a tasty, non-alcoholic holiday drink that slowly brews, you will appreciate this slow-cooker cranberry apple cider recipe as featured by delish.com

The following recipe serves 10 cups and requires a total prep and cook time of three hours and five minutes.

What You Will Need

1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg

1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon

1 quart of vanilla ice cream, softened

1 pound of confectioners’ sugar

1 pound of brown sugar

1 pound of butter

Instructions

Combine all of the ingredients into a four quart or larger slow-cooker. Next, cook this mixture for a minimum of three to four hours on low or until it is hot. Keep it warm for a long as necessary on a low/warm setting. If you do not get to enjoy this drink in one sitting, you can refrigerate and reheat when ready to consume this beverage.

The Rum Hot Toddy

Hot Toddies are fantastic winter drinks for those trying to stay warm. This beverage got its start during the British colonial period and continues to be a winter favorite today. The Rum Hot Toddy allows those who long for the spirit of the island but are stuck suffering from the pangs of a harsh winter wonderland to enjoy the best of both worlds. 

Here’s how to make a Rum Hot Toddy.

What You Will Need

1 ½ ounce of Aged Rum

½ ounce of Grand Marnier

½ ounce of agave nectar

½ Lime 

Lime wheel

Boiling water

Directions

Add rum, Marnier, and nectar to a toddy glass. Squeeze lime juice into glass and stir. Add hot water to the glass until it is full. For garnish, add a lime slice to the rim of the glass.

For those seeking a bit of extra spice, add ½ ounce of Allspice Dram.

Hot Buttered Rum

Looking for a little feel-good to accompany your warm drink. Try this Hot Buttered Rum recipe as featured on AllRecipes.com.

Rum delivers an all-encompassing body and soul warmth that you sometimes cannot achieve with other beverages. You have the option of keeping this Hot Buttered Rum recipe in the refrigerator for a month.

What You Will Need

The following recipe serves two.

Instructions

Start by melting your butter into a large pot over medium heat. Blend the brown sugar with the confectioner’s sugar.  Remove your melting butter from the heat, and slowly whisk in the ice cream, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Pour mixture into a plastic container. Seal it, then freeze.

In a coffee mug, measure one tablespoon Hot Buttered Rum Batter and one fluid ounce of rum, then fill the cup with boiling water. Stir, and sprinkle top of drink with nutmeg. Voila! You have Hot Buttered Rum.

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