Hot Drink Recipes

When the cold weather of fall and winter hits, warm your guests (and yourself) with a delicious hot drink recipe. Our hot drinks collection includes hot chocolate, flavorful teas, spiced chai, mochas, and more. Bonus: Some of these drink recipes are made in the slow cooker for a no-fuss drink idea!

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    Insane Candy Cane Cocoa

    This dreamy hot chocolate recipe will get you right into the holiday spirit. Garnish each steaming cup with chopped mini candy canes for a sprinkling of color and a hint of cool mint.

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    Aztec Hot Chocolate

    Cook up this chipotle-infused hot chocolate recipe in your slow cooker while you tackle the snow outside, and it will be ready and waiting for you to enjoy when you are done.

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    Cinnamon Coffee

    Upgrade your morning coffee with this cinnamon-spiced hot drink recipe. Add a dollop of whipped cream to make each sip extra special.

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    Steaming Pomegranate Ginger Tea

    Slightly sweet, a little bit tart, and with a hint of spice, a cup of this tea is an ideal way to end a long fall day. Offer guests a choice of the vibrant-red pomegranate tea or apple cider at your next cold-weather gathering.

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    One Essential Tip for Homemade Hot Chocolate

    We love a steaming cup of sweet hot chocolate just as much as you do. Follow our video for the one step you need to make a perfectly chocolaty mugful.

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    Cinnamon-Pumpkin Toddy

    The combo of rye whiskey and apple-cinnamon schnapps is sure to shake off your winter chill. Featuring real pumpkin and dollops of cinnamon whipped cream, this warm winter cocktail will be your new go-to.

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    Bourbon-Citrus Sipper

    Use your slow cooker to brew this apple-and-citrus bourbon drink recipe while you conquer your to-do list. Bonus: Your house will smell amazing.

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    Mulled Cranberry Punch

    Put your slow cooker to work this holiday season by letting it simmer this drink recipe to punch perfection. The ruby-red hot drink is perfect for an open house or an all-day holiday feast.

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    Spiced Pomegranate Apple Cider

    Warm up with surprising cider ingredients such as tangy pomegranate and peppery cardamom in this hot drink recipe. Tart kumquats add a suprising hint of bright citrus flavor.

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    Coconut Tres Leches Hot Chocolate

    Coconut milk puts a fresh spin on the classic hot chocolate recipe. Curls of chocolate dress it up to make every sip special.

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    Spiced Black Tea

    Spice up your cookie-exchange party or holiday potluck with bubbling cups of our spiced tea. Pomegranate juice adds healthy antioxidants to this cinnamon-spiced hot drink recipe.

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    Timberline Hot Chocolate

    This decadent bittersweet hot chocolate is just begging for a heaping dollop of whipped cream. Cookies dusted with powdered sugar add to the wintry indulgence.

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    Hot Chocolate Mix

    Perfect for a party, this hot chocolate mix calls for only five ingredients and serves 12. Decorate the canning jar for a cute, last-minute gift. 

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    Peppermint Hot Chocolate

    Lightly minted with a hint of peppermint schnapps, this hot chocolate recipe is perfect to serve as an after-dinner cocktail or dessert.

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    Tea and Cider Wassail

    Let the flavors of tea, four fruit juices, and spices brew in your slow cooker while you enjoy your day. Serve this hot drink recipe from the cooker or a heatproof bowl when your guests are ready for refreshment.

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    Hot Buttered Cider

    A spoonful of butter separates this rich cider from other classic recipes. Craving a hot buttered rum? Simply add 1/2 cup rum to this recipe.

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    Mulled Raspberry Tea

    Take a break from the expected with a tea drink infused with bright berry flavors. Paired with a simple cookie tray, it's a lovely hot drink recipe to offer afternoon visitors.


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    Cranberry-Orange Tea Sipper

    Spice up your holidays with a tart and citrusy hot drink recipe. The bold dose of cinnamon makes it ideal for the holiday season.

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    Chocolate Chai

    Chai, a spiced milk-and-tea blend with origins in India, is available in many varieties. This hot chocolaty take is sure to please family and friends.

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