Get your coffee shop fix in your own kitchen, saving time and money, with these cozy drinks.
Barcelona Hot ChocolateThis recipe will have you banishing all instant hot chocolate packets from the house! Bittersweet dark chocolate is melted on the stovetop with milk, espresso, cocoa powder, brown sugar, and a piece of orange rind. This treat isn't as sweet as American hot chocolate, but it's a deep, dark, and truly decadent drink. Top with whipped cream, sit back, and enjoy.
Copycat Gingerbread Latte
Who needs to make a trip to the cafe when you can make your favorite holiday drinks at home? This gingerbread latte has everything you love about gingerbread and java in one delightfully caffeinated drink. If you can't steam milk at home, warm the milk slowly in a saucepan and froth the milk by shaking it in a tightly sealed jar, using a frother, or whisking thoroughly while heating.
Copycat Peppermint Mocha
Get that irresistable, chocolatey-mint coffee at home, anytime with this Peppermint Mocha recipe. Add more syrup for a sweeter, stronger mint flavor. If you can't steam milk at home, warm the milk slowly in a saucepan and froth the milk by shaking it in a tightly sealed jar, using a frother, or whisking thoroughly while heating.
Warm Hazelnut ToddyThis adult beverage, perfect for after-dinner sipping, calls for just three ingredients: Frangelico, hot water, and heavy whipping cream. Developed in Northern Italy, Frangelico is a liqueur infused with the flavors of crushed hazelnuts, cocoa, and vanilla. The rich, nutty flavor will warm your heart almost as much as that favorite cup of coffee.
Peppermint Mocha Latte
Spiked Hot Chocolate
This warming treat is the perfect accompaniment for a walk through the snow: A hint of peppermint schnapps will give everyone a little pep in their step. Think of it as more of a dessert than a beverage, as this hot chocolate is a bit of a splurge. Canned coconut milk gives it full-bodied richness and makes it an indulgence. Molly explains that "coconut goes well with chocolate and mint, so it really brings this hot chocolate together nicely."
3-D Hot Chocolate
Hot Mulled Ginger-Spiced CiderThis mulled cider requires a few hours to simmer in the slow cooker, which not only frees up the stovetop, but also fills your house with wonderful aromas. Infused with cloves, orange rind, allspice, cinnamon, apple jelly, nutmeg, and zesty fresh ginger, this cider will be a hit at any winter gathering.
Boozy Buttermint White Hot Chocolate
White Chocolate LatteFor this enticing treat, mix white chocolate morsels with milk, half-and-half, and instant coffee, then heat and stir until you've got a rich, velvety concoction. Add vanilla and almond extracts to enhance the flavor, and serve with whipped cream and a cinnamon stick for an authentic finish.
Frozen Pecan Pie Hot ChocolateOK, OK. So this one isn't hot, it's just flavored like a hot drink and perfect for the little ones who don't want to take the heat.
Toasted Coconut Hot Chocolate
Mocha-Spiced CoffeeHere's a clever way to give your ordinary coffee a kick: Combine ground coffee with ground cinnamon and nutmeg and brew as you would a normal pot of joe. Stir in heated milk, brown sugar, chocolate syrup, and vanilla, then top with whipped cream for an easy caffeinated treat.