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Favorite Winter Beverages

Updated on January 25, 2015

Coffee, Tea, or Milk (Hot Chocolate) ...

Hot beverages are a big part of staying warm in the winter. Everyone loves to cozy up with something warm to drink while sitting by a large roaring fire as the snow flies by.

With the proper appliances, coffee, tea, milk, and chocolate can be transformed into a wide variety of favorite beverages to entice and enjoy.

Is Coffee Your Favorite?

Choosing the perfect Coffee Maker

A programmable coffee maker is handy and convenient. I also like one that grinds the coffee from whole beans and then brews immediately after grinding.

Favorite Coffee Brands

Although Dunkin' Donuts is my favorite kind of coffee, I also really like Caribou coffee too. Caribou coffee is the brand I enjoy every time I visit Minnesota. I first found this brand of coffee on a trip to Banff, Alberta, Canada. Then several years later when my son went to college in St Paul, I was happy to find an abundance of Caribou coffee stores in the St Paul, Minneapolis area. And of course Caribou coffee is available at The Mall of America in the twin cities area.

Keurig Home Brewing System

Keurig K-Cup Home Brewer
Keurig K-Cup Home Brewer

This is an amazing way to brew your favorite hot drink. It makes many varieties of hot drinks and with it, you are not limited to coffee only. But this provides an excellent method to prepare Dunkin Donuts coffee or Caribou coffee in K-cup form.


The Perfect Scene for a Hot Drink

The Perfect Scene for a Hot Drink
The Perfect Scene for a Hot Drink

Maybe Your Hot Drink is Tea

Green Tea--Good and Good for You! - This is my favorite kind. YUM!

Lipton Tea Bags Green Tea Superfruit, Passionfruit and Coconut, 20Count Packages (Pack of 6)
Lipton Tea Bags Green Tea Superfruit, Passionfruit and Coconut, 20Count Packages (Pack of 6)

A healthy choice for a hot beverage.

The Keurig single-cup brewer, listed above, is a convenient way to brew hot tea. Place your favorite tea bag in a cup and use the Keurig to dispense the appropriate amount of hot water to create the perfect cup of tea.


Hot Spiced Tea

This recipe is another family favorite.

1 1/4 cup Tang orange drink

1/2 cup sugar

1/3 cup instant tea

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon cloves

Dash of salt

Combine Tang, sugar, instant tea, spices and salt. Makes 2 cups dry mix or enough for 6 quarts tea.

For one serving, place one well-rounded teaspoon of mix in a cup. Fill with boiling water and stir until dissolved.

Main ingredient to make Orangy, Spiced Tea! Easy & delicious!

Or Maybe Hot Apple Cider is Your Favorite?

A Hot Drink with a Taste of Cinnamon

Decades ago, I learned of this delicious drink from a close friend. It blends apple cider with red hot cinnamon candy to create a beautiful, tasty hot drink with a light red hue.

It is an easy recipe to make and is fun to share with friends, especially at Christmas time because its hot, red, and cinnamony.

Enjoy this unique hot cup of sweetness anytime you need to warm up on a cold, frosty winter day or just want to enjoy something hot and flavorful.

Apple Cider with Red Hots

  1. Melt 1/4-1/3 cup of Red Hots in apple cider. (Adjust amount of Red Hots to suit your taste.)
  2. This delicious hot drink can be heated in a saucepan on the stove top. Another preparation method is to place ingredients inside a crock pot & set on high setting. This will keep it hot and available throughout the day--which is also an excellent way to serve hot apple-cinnamon cider at a party.

Red Hot Apple Cider

5 stars from 1 rating of Apple Cider with Red Hots

Here's a Fun Way to Prepare Hot Chocolate

Is Hot Chocolate your favorite hot beverage? - Try this fun hot chocolate machine ...

Mr. Coffee Cocomotion Hot Chocolate Maker
Mr. Coffee Cocomotion Hot Chocolate Maker

This is an easy way to create the perfect cup of Hot Chocolate. Clean-up afterwards is no problem either.


A Cozy Fireside Haven is the Best Place to Enjoy Your Favorite Hot...Coffee, Tea, Or Milk

A Cozy Fireside Haven is the Best Place to Enjoy Your Favorite Hot...Coffee, Tea, Or Milk
A Cozy Fireside Haven is the Best Place to Enjoy Your Favorite Hot...Coffee, Tea, Or Milk

What is your favorite hot drink in the wintertime?

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    • AcornOakForest profile image

      Monica Lobenstein 

      4 years ago from Western Wisconsin

      Hmmm! I like all these at different times, but I would have to go with hot tea being my favorite.

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      4 years ago

      I'm a tea drinker, just ordinary tea, nothing fancy.

    • KimGiancaterino profile image


      5 years ago

      Wow, it's hard to think of winter beverages on a hot, summer day. I can always make room for hot chocolate though!

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      5 years ago

      Coffee, since we have a mild winter. Sometimes I might drink a hot chocolate for a change though.

    • PaigSr profile image


      5 years ago from State of Confussion

      Tea drinker here. Even in summer I prefer the worm vs the iced tea.

    • Bellezza-Decor profile image


      5 years ago from Canada

      I will never give up my coffee, so it's coffee! But, I like hot chocolate too.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      5 years ago from United States

      Hot chocolate is definitely my favorite winter drink, but I do drink hot tea and coffee year round :)

    • kristalulabelle profile image


      5 years ago from Wisconsin

      Cinnamon Coffee!

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      6 years ago

      A cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter's day is my first pick! :)

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      6 years ago

      I used to be a coffee lover and have now completed my caffeine withdrawal program. Glad I survived that. Seeking out beverage replacements ... been trying more tea ... love hot toddies.

    • Kailua-KonaGirl profile image

      June Parker 

      6 years ago from New York

      I like spiced & spiked hot cider. Since I don't have any going right now I'll go and make a cup of cocoa. Nice lens.

    • goo2eyes lm profile image

      goo2eyes lm 

      6 years ago

      i like hot fruit punch with no alcohol.


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