With the temperatures dropping, there's nothing more comforting than a few hot drinks. However, it is not always easy to find original and tasty drink ideas. Here are six recipes that will allow you to choose your new favorite hot drink and surprise your friends and family this holiday season.
1. Hot chocolate with espresso
Chocolate is the quintessential winter hot drink , but this time we want to bring you a different and equally delicious drink recipe . For this one, all you need is milk, cinnamon, chocolate, sugar, salt, and your favorite coffee.
So, in a medium saucepan, add the milk and cinnamon. Over low heat, heat the milk and whisk occasionally to extract the aroma of cinnamon. Don't let the milk boil. Then add your chocolate, salt and sugar according to your taste.
It usually takes about five minutes for it to melt. Remove the cinnamon pods and pour into a mug. Finally, add the espresso to the cup. To make a good espresso, we recommend a Brazilian coffee, especially Café L'Oasis.
On the other hand, you can use hot chocolate that includes the flavor of cinnamon if you don't want to deal with the cloves that are often left in drinks. In this case, you can opt for Le Choco Cinnamon . So the recipe would be prepared the same way, you just don't need to use the cinnamon.
2. Caramel Latte
The following drink recipe is easier than you think and means you don't have to go to a cafe to enjoy this hot drink. So, to prepare a caramel latte at home, all you need is: coffee, milk and caramel sauce.
First, brew your coffee as you normally would, but make sure it's strong. Next, heat the milk in a hot saucepan and add the caramel sauce, as well as the sugar if you wish. Once the milk has boiled and the caramel has dissolved, whisk or use a milk frother if you have one.
Finally, pour the coffee into a cup and add the milk froth mixture.
3. Chai Masala
It is not only an excellent hot drink, but also a health drink. This health drink is of Indian tradition and contains various spices that give it a unique taste.
For this one you need black tea, milk and water. The most common spices are cinnamon, known for its antioxidant properties, cardamom, which aids digestion, ginger, which is anti-inflammatory, and cloves, which are ideal for flavoring.
To prepare this hot drink , mash the herbs and ginger, then boil them in a pot of water to extract the aroma and flavor.
Then steep your black tea as usual. Add milk at room temperature and again boil the tea with the milk for a few minutes. Finally, add the spice mix.
4. Irish Coffee
We've already given you some non-alcoholic drink ideas, however, it's always a good idea to consider an alcoholic drink for any party nights that come winter. We therefore present to you the traditional hot alcoholic drink : Irish coffee.
This way you should brew your favorite coffee. Then add a drop of whiskey. Finally, you can sweeten with maple syrup or, for this alcoholic hot drink recipe, add whipped cream.
5. Vanilla Chai Latte
After the previous alcoholic drink recipe, we want to recommend another non-alcoholic drink . For this hot drink, you only need chai tea , milk and vanilla extract. So you need to steep your tea in water and then strain the tea leaves. Then you boil the milk with the vanilla extract.
It is essential to whip the milk to generate foam so that it absorbs the aroma of vanilla. Once the foam is obtained, add it to the chai tea.
6. Gingerbread Hot Chocolate
Finally, we would like to recommend a hot drink with a twist. It is therefore necessary to boil milk with sugar, orange zest, cinnamon, ginger and cloves. Use low heat to ensure that all the spices will flavor the milk. Whisk the milk to make it frothy.
Then prepare the hot chocolate as usual. For this, we recommendLe Choco Classique. It is enough to take 2 tablespoons of chocolate for 250 ml of hot milk and wait for it to dissolve. It is delicious and its cocoa is of entirely natural origin.
Also, you can break up gingerbread cookies and add them to your chocolate.
We hope you enjoy these hot drinks and don't forget that you can buy your coffee, chocolate or tea at Café Le Torréfacteur .