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Simple And Delicious Hot Drinks

Winter is cozier with a warm drink. Homemade hot chocolate topped with ice cream or chai tea with just the right amount of spice will warm you up as the temperatures drop. Try one of these easy to make hot and delicious drinks.


  • Homemade hot chocolate or 1 serving hot cocoa mix 
  • 1/4 cup mint chocolate chip ice cream
  • 1 sprig fresh mint

  • Prepare homemade hot chocolate or the hot cocoa mix according to the package directions.
  • Top with mint chocolate chip ice cream and mint sprig.
Nutritional Information 
  • Calories 205
  • Fat 8g
  • Sat fat 4g
  • Cholesterol 13mg
  • Protein 3g
  • Sodium 154mg
  • Carbohydrate 31
  • Sugar 25g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Iron 1mg
  • Calcium 47mg

  • 8 cardamom seeds
  • 8 cloves
  • 4 black peppercorns
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 1-inch piece fresh ginger, sliced
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 4 bags black tea (such as Darjeeling)
  • 8 teaspoons sugar or more, to taste
  • Place the cardamom, cloves, and peppercorns in a resealable plastic bag and crush with a heavy skillet.
  • Place the crushed spices in a medium saucepan, along with the cinnamon sticks, ginger, milk, and 2 cups water; bring to a boil. Remove from heat, add the tea bags, cover, and let steep for 10 minutes.
  • Strain into cups. To each cup, add 2 teaspoons sugar or more, to taste.
Nutritional Information 
  • Calories 108
  • Fat 4g
  • Sat fat 2g
  • Cholesterol 12mg
  • Sodium 54mg
  • Protein 4g
  • Carbohydrate 14g
  • Sugar 14g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Iron 0mg
  • Calcium 143mg


  • 1/2 gallon whole milk
  • 1 12-oz. bag Premium Dark Cocoa Candy Melts or semisweet chocolate chips
  • Heat the milk over medium-low heat; don't let it boil.
  • Add about ¼ cup of the Candy Melts or semisweet chocolate chips to each of 8 mugs and fill them with the hot milk. Stir. 
Nutritional Information 
  • Calcium 289mg
  • Calories 350
  • Carbohydrate 38g
  • Cholesterol 24mg
  • Fat 21g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Iron 1mg
  • Protein 10mg
  • Sat fat 12g
  • Sodium 102mg

  • 1 navel orange
  • 1/2 gallon apple cider (not juice)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 5 whole allspice berries
  •  6 whole cloves
  • pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 1 1/2-inch piece ginger, thinly sliced
  • 8 cinnamon sticks
  • Using a vegetable peeler, peel the zest from the orange to create long strips.
  • In a medium pot, bring the cider, honey, allspice, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, and orange zest to a simmer. Do not boil. Heat, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
  • Ladle into cups and serve warm with the cinnamon sticks.
  • Simmer apple cider with mulling spices, orange zest, and ginger to make a drink that smells as good as it tastes.
Nutritional Information 
  • Calories 142
  • Fat 0g
  • Sat fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 8mg
  • Carbohydrate 35g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 33g
  • Protein 0g 
  • 1 serving hot cocoa mix
  • 3 marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons malted milk powder
  • Heat broiler (of oven or toaster oven).
  • Place the marshmallows on a foil-lined broilerproof baking sheet and broil until just golden, about 30 seconds.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the hot cocoa mix according to the package directions.
  • Mix with the malted milk powder.
Nutritional Information 
  • Calories 264
  • Fat 5g
  • Sat fat 2g
  • Cholesterol 5mg
  • Sodium 255mg
  • Protein 5g
  • Carbohydrate 51g
  • Sugar 37g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Iron 1mg
  • Calcium 85mg 

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