How to Make 10 Sensational Hot Drink Recipes for Winter

10 hot drink recipes from around the web that are simple to make, take very little time and have ingredients that are readily found in your kitchen.

With the cold weather approaching in the south and showing its colors in the north, we often find ourselves snuggling up with warm blankets, wearing fuzzy socks and wanting hot drinks perfect for cold weather. These hot drink recipes are perfect for cold days and even colder nights.

I gathered these 10 hot drink recipes from around the web that are very simple to make, take very little time and have ingredients that are readily found if you don’t already have them in your kitchen. These hot drinks should keep you warm and cozy all winter long. Besides, what better way to enjoy winter than cozying up in a warm blanket with a delicious hot drink right!



Hot Drink Recipes



Peppermint Mocha:


1/2 cup coffee

2 drops peppermint extract

1/3 cups nonfat milk or cream

2 Tbs dark chocolate syrup


Brew coffee. Pour into a mug. Stir in peppermint and syrup. Stir in milk. Enjoy.

Recipe from: Shape



Spiced Cider:

Hot Apple Cider is one of the hot drink recipes that keeps you warm in the winter.

1 cup unsweetened apple juice

1 cup water

1/2 cup orange juice concentrate

1/2 cup lemonade concentrate

1 tsp. brown sugar

1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp. ground ginger

2 whole cloves

2 cinnamon sticks


Combine the 1st. 7 ingredients in a slow cooker. Tie cloves and cinnamon sticks in a cheesecloth bag. Place in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 3 to 4 hours until fully heated. Remove spice bag.

Makes 2 Servings.

Recipe from: Shape



French Vanilla Cappucino:

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1 1/2 cups instant hot cocoa mix

8 oz. powdered french vanilla creamer

1 cup nonfat dry milk powder

1 cup confectioners sugar

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup instant coffee


Combine the first 6 ingredients in an airtight container. Can be kept for 2 months. Add 1/4 cup mix to a coffee mug of hot water. Mix. Top with whipped cream.

Makes 16 Servings.

Recipe from Taste of Home



Creamy Caramel Mocha:

Winter days are a great time to make these delicious hot drink recipes.

1/2 cup heavy cream

1 Tb confectioners sugar

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/4 cup dutch chocolate

1 1/2 cup half and half cream

4 cups strong brewed coffee

1/2 cup caramel flavor syrup


Beat whipping cream until it thickens. Add confectioners sugar, 1/2 tsp. vanilla. Beat until stiff peaks form. In a large saucepan whisk cocoa and Half and Half until smooth. Heat until bubbles form. Whisk in remaining ingredients and serve.

Makes 6 Servings.

Recipe from Taste of Home


Hot Toddy

A hot toddy is one of many hot drink recipes to warm the body on cold nights.

1 1/2 oz. brandy, whiskey or rum.

1 Tb honey or flavored syrup

1/2 oz. lemon juice or 1/4 lemon

1 cup hot water or 8 oz.

1 tea bag


Heat water. Add tea bag. Steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Coat the bottom of a mug with honey. Add liquor and lemon juice. Pour tea into the mug. Stir and serve.

Makes 2 Servings

Recipe from The Spruce



Buttered Coffee:


2 cups strong coffee

1 tsp. vanilla powder

2 Tb butter

2 Tb coconut oil


Brew the coffee. Combine the coffee and other ingredients in a blender and mix. Pour into a mug and drink.

Makes 2 Servings

Recipe from Clean Eating Mag



Spiced Coconut Almond Milk:


1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1/2 tsp ginger powder

1/2 tsp. vanilla flavoring

pinch of nutmeg

pinch of cayenne powder

1 Tb coconut oil


Combine all ingredients in a saucepan until hot and serve.

Makes 1 Serving

Recipe from Vita Cost



Creamy Pumpkin Pie Warmer:

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4 cups whole milk

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

1 Tb coconut cream concentrate

1 Tb vanilla extract

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp ginger

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

pinch of salt

2 Tb honey or maple syrup

4 to 8 cinnamon sticks


Place all ingredients in a saucepan and heat over medium-low heat while stirring with a whisk. Pour into a mug when hot. Add a cinnamon stick.

Makes 4 Large mugs, 6 Medium mugs or 8 Small mugs

Recipe from Just Making Noise



Power Shot Cold Buster:


1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

dash of cinnamon, turmeric, and nutmeg

dash of cayenne pepper and ground ginger

1/2 of a vanilla bean pod

dash of stevia


Heat almond milk in a saucepan. While milk is warming whisk in all other ingredients. Serve warm. Great for the onset of the flu.

Makes 1 Serving

Recipe from Healthy Holistic Living



Hot Ginger Tea:

Ginger tea is one of the many hot drink recipes that not only warm the body but help fight cold and flu.

3 oz. sliced fresh ginger root

1 cup water

1 tsp. raw organic honey


Boil the ginger, strain and stir in the honey and serve.

Makes 1 serving

Recipe from Healthy Holistic Living


Keep warm all winter with 10 hot drink recipes that are sure to make you feel warm and cozy even on the coldest days.


There are so many more hot drink recipes and versions of the above drinks all over the internet, especially at this time of the year. I have a great collection of hot drinks on Pinterest that you can check out here.



Feel free to share your favorite hot drink recipes in the comment box below.

About the author

I'm a mama to four and grandma to six. Yankee born with a love of the south. I love old-fashioned ways with modern thinking. I'm a homesteader, gardener, blogger. I enjoy “from scratch” cooking, consider myself a crafty do-it-yourselfer, and animal rescuer.


  1. I made some candied orange peel and the sugar syrup coating crystallized. I’ve been adding a few slices to my cup of tea as a sweetener. It gives my hot drink a nice hint of orange. – Margy

    1. Author

      Hey Margy.. Thanks for reading my post. That sounds like a delicious idea I am gonna have to try myself!

    1. Author

      Thanks, Donna! I am so happy you enjoyed them. I make the hot chocolate when we sit around the fire outside in the evenings! They do make you wish for snow and cold nights though!

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