Need new hot drinks inspiration? Check out this roundup of recipes! Featuring real, simple ingredients (low sugar) so you can indulge!
Houston, we have a problem.
I have too much to say (shocker), and not enough time to do it. My editorial calendar is so jam-packed with awesome, half-finished posts. I am just bursting to share so many things with you.
Nonetheless, I’m magnanimously ignoring all of that today so I can share a round-up of some fantastic hot drinks recipes. It has been a brutal month of cold weather for much of North America, with the mean ol’ Polar Vortex curling its icy tendrils south. It makes me want to curl up with some cold weather drinks and get my Hygge on.
Here, we’re pretty used to it, but that doesn’t mean I’m not already dreaming of spring. Tulips, warm rainy days, garden planting, grass growing… ok, that’s mean. I’ll stop.
But seriously, peeps. It has been a long winter thus far, and you are probably just as tired of your usual hot drinks go-to’s as I am. And you can tell Houston that we have a new problem: I’m FREEZING. I’m tired of wearing two pairs of socks. Time for some new hot drinks inspiration, amiright?!
Having a healthy hot drink in my hand helps me not hate winter so much. If you’re feeling my mood, here are 28 more reasons to love winter. It’s worth a try anyway.
Healthy Hot Drinks to Make at Home
Getting a Starbucks at the drive through can be convenient (sometimes), but it’s impossible to control the ingredients. And by the time we get through the line it’s often faster (and definitely cheaper!) to just make it at home.
I love that I can treat myself at home to hot drinks recipes that have ingredients I can pronounce and are actually healthy for me. We’re not skimping on any of the good stuff here!
You can have a PSL with real bonafide pumpkin in. Cider with decadent, homemade honey caramel sauce. Or treat yo’self to a french toast latte.
And I’m not talking about the conventional instant mixes. You won’t find any maltodextrin, corn syrup solids, or dipotassium phosphate here. It’s not only possible, but delicious to whip up a healthy warm drink at home.
It’s all about real nutrient-dense food, low or no sugar, and no crazy unpronouncable ingredients (I’m looking at you sodium aluminosilicate). Here are 50 new hot drinks recipes to tempt your tastebuds and warm your belly.
Stay warm, my loves!
Hot Cocoa/Chocolate Hot Drinks
Tea-Based Hot Drinks Recipes
Ciders, Warm Milk, and More…
Coffee Based Hot Drinks Recipes
Soups & Broths You Can Sip in a Mug as Hot Drinks
More Ideas for Cold Weather Food
Need some recipe ideas for cold, chilly, rainy days to go with your homemade hot drinks?? I’m always looking for more warm, comforting meals during the cooler months. Here are some of our family favorites to try, plus plenty of simple, time-tested ideas for cold day recipes.
- Instant pot maple pork stew
- Southwest taco soup
- Weeknight chicken noodle soup
- Quick Japanese soup
- Easy crockpot black bean soup
- Perfect chili recipe
- How to make any kind of chowder
- Amazing Irish beef stew (with IP directions)
- Homemade turkey stew
- Whole chicken in the Instant Pot (from frozen)
- Instant Pot Italian meat sauce
- Instant Pot shredded BBQ chicken
- Instant Pot shredded beef tacos
- Curry lentil shepherd’s pie
- Seared chicken with smoky cabbage
- Ultimate sour cream mashed potatoes
- Gluten-free apple crisp (with a secret ingredient)
- Roast beef
- Beef short ribs
- Chicken enchiladas
- Baked potatoes
- Spaghetti squash with meat sauce or alfredo
- Chicken pot pie
- Fruit cobblers and pies
What are your favorite hot drinks for a cold day?
amazing article it is very helpful for us
Hi Beth, Thanks so much for including my recipes in your amazing collection! I will share this post!
Wow! Now I want something other than my usual morning coffee… but I think the first I’ll try is molasses milk, which I stumbled upon online this morning. Have you tried it?
Oh my goodness! So many fabulous sounding recipes. I want something hot to drink now!
Tiffany @ DontWastetheCrumbs
Thanks for including my recipes Beth! We’ve got Indian summers here in central CA, but this will be super handy come June Gloom. Pinning to my board to share with my readers too – thanks again! ~Tiffany
Kelly @ The Nourishing Home
Thanks for the shout-out, sweet friend! Love this post! Will share it this week via social media and pin it for reference. YUM!! 🙂
Sarah @ Real Food Outlaws
Hi Beth! Thank you so much for featuring my Winter Chai recipe and including the broth as well. This is a fabulous post and I’ve shared it!