Easy Hot Beverages for Fall and Winter

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As fall gives way to winter and the days and nights get colder, we find ourselves looking forward to a warm beverage served in a mug.

Hot cocoa is usually our choice for a quick and tasty hot drink.

And while hot cocoa is an undisputed crowd favorite, with just a little imagination and a few ingredients, you can turn that basic hot drink into a unique hot beverage.

The only limit to the variety of drinks you can concoct is your imagination.

We’ve curated a few easy recipes to get you started. They use a basic hot chocolate or a basic coconut milk drink as a base. Then, by adding a creative combination of ingredients, you will get a whole new drink to enjoy.

Hot Cocoa Drinks

Coconut Orange Cream: To your favorite mug, add the basic coconut milk hot drink (recipe above). Stir in 1 tablespoon white chocolate chips until melted. Add ½ teaspoon orange jello powder and stir until incorporated into coconut drink. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of orange zest.

Browse our wide mug selection to find the perfect match for your favorite cup of cocoa, and warm up your winter season.

Spiced Mexican Hot Chocolate: Prepare a mug of your favorite brand of hot cocoa. Add ¼ teaspoon cinnamon and a tiny pinch of cayenne powder. Top with whipped cream. The added spice in this drink will continue to warm you from the inside, even after you're finished!

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Mint Cocoa: Prepare a mug of your favorite brand of hot cocoa. Add 1 whole candy cane right into the mug of cocoa or, for a more intense mint flavor, use a rolling pin to crunch up a hard mint candy while it’s still in the wrapper. Then unwrap and add the crumbled candy directly to the cocoa.

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Nutella Cocoa: Prepare a mug of your favorite brand of hot cocoa. Add 1 tablespoon (or to taste) of Nutella Chocolate Spread directly to the cocoa. Stir until it is melted. Top with whipped cream.

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S’mores Hot Chocolate: Prepare a mug of your favorite brand of hot cocoa. Top with marshmallow fluff and crumbled graham crackers.

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Coconut Milk Hot Drinks

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Basic coconut milk hot drink: In a saucepan, combine 4 cups coconut milk, ¼ cup brown or white sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Warm and stir until the sugar is dissolved.

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Coconut Milk Caramel: To your favorite mug, add the basic coconut milk hot drink (recipe above). Garnish with whipped cream and caramel syrup.

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Coconut Mint Delight: To your favorite mug, add the basic coconut milk hot drink (recipe above). Add 1 tablespoon of white chocolate chips and stir until melted. Garnish with whipped cream and 1 crushed hard mint candy. Use a rolling pin to crunch up a hard mint candy while it’s still in the wrapper. Then unwrap and sprinkle the crumbled candy on the whipped cream.

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Cozy up on those cool evenings with a hot beverage to warm your insides.

Armed with a good basic hot drink, and your imagination, you can whip up a delicious beverage for yourself or your guests in no time. Paired with a cute mug, your coca creations will be the hit of the night!

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xo, 

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