- Food and Cooking
Favorite Winter Beverages
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.
A handy coffee maker that both grinds and brews!
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
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.
Another great choice for your Keurig coffee machine.
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!
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
- Melt 1/4-1/3 cup of Red Hots in apple cider. (Adjust amount of Red Hots to suit your taste.)
- 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
Here's a Fun Way to Prepare Hot Chocolate
Is Hot Chocolate your favorite hot beverage? - Try this fun hot chocolate machine ...
This is an easy way to create the perfect cup of Hot Chocolate. Clean-up afterwards is no problem either.