The weather has been frighteningly cold here in the Michigan’s Upper Peninsula this year. I think it has been the coldest winter since we moved here and also we have gotten our whole year of snow in this month, or at least it seem so. We also aren’t so lucky to have a Starbucks on every corner, so we need to come up with some drinks of our own. This probably in the long run is much better as it is cheaper to make your own then buy your specialty drink.
Here are a few different types of drinks that you can make at home
Hot Buttered Cider ~ Nosh My Way
a wonderful warm drink with apple cider, butter and spices
Butterbeer ~ Binomial Baker
If you are a Harry Potter fan, this may the drink for you.
Skinny Pumpkin Maple Praline Latte ~ A’lil Country Sugar
This drink is light on calories but full on flavour.
Nespresso Soy Caramel Macchiato ~ Busy Vegetarian Moml
A healthier version of a Caramel Macchiato. Great if you are vegetarian or have a milk allergy.
Salted Caramel Latte ~ Calculus to Cupcakes
A combination of salted caramel and coffee
Hot Apple Pie ~ Nosh My Way
Apple Pie in a cup… For the person that is not a coffee or tea drink, but wants something hot
Pumpkin Spice Latte ~ This and That
Pumpkin, coffee and a kiss
Salted Caramel Mocha Latte ~ This and That
A combination of homemade Salted Caramel, coffee and hot chocolate
Mexican Coffee ~ Nosh My Way
A trip to Mexico without the expense
Homemade White Chai Concentrate ~ This and That
White Tea with spices
Non Alcoholic – Hot Toddy Recipe ~ Nosh My Way
A great drink when you are feeling under the weather or anytime you need a little warming up
Before I leave I want to leave you with my newest recipe for a wonderful hot chocolate and coffee drink that has a slight hint of cordial cherry. This drink would be perfect to share with your loved one on Valentine’s Day.
Your special someone will love you if you serve them this drink.
Cherry Cordial Mocha
1 cup brewed coffee
2 cups milk (I used 1%)
2 heaping tbsp condensed milk
2 tbsp cocoa
9 Cherry Cordial Kisses ( you could use more if you would like a bolder cherry taste or increased sweetness, use less if you would like to decrease the calories.
Place all ingredients in pot and heat over medium heat until mixture is steaming hot but not boiling and chocolate is melted. Pour into cups and garnish with whipped cream.
This will make 2 -3 servings depending on the size of your cup or if your cup is large like mine is then this is one serving. Don’t tell anyone that I drank all of this in one sitting. It is yours and my secret.
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