Sipping a hot drink might just be the perfect way to stay warm on winter’s chilly days and nights. If you’re trying to fuel your body (and soul) with things wholesome and healthy, you’re in luck. There are lots of tasty, easy-to-make hot drinks that taste surprisingly indulgent. Here are five of our all-time favorites.
This hot drink tastes like it came right from your favorite coffee shop, but without the price tag (or need to leave your house).
Combine the ingredients in a small pan and heat over medium heat until warm.
This step is optional, but highly recommended: Whirr the hot mixture in a blender for about 30 seconds before pouring into your mug. It will be perfectly blended with just the right amount of froth.
You can’t have winter without hot chocolate! There’s nothing wrong with enjoying this classic drink in its purest form, but there are also a number of healthier alternatives that you can whip up.
Half the fun is in experimenting, so try different milks and different types of chocolate to find your favorite combination.
Kick your typical lemon water up a notch with this recipe that adds in some healthy turmeric and a slight kick from chili powder or cayenne.
Mix all of the ingredients together in a mug, stir well, and sip away.
Russian tea has four different juices, cinnamon, cloves, and black tea. The recipe linked above makes several gallons of tea, meaning this is a great hot beverage to make ahead of time.
This is another warm beverage that tastes like it came from your favorite cafe. It’s also known as an earl gray tea latte, and this version adds lavender for even more flavor.
Brew the earl grey tea and lavender together, steeping for three minutes (or according to tea instructions). Remove tea bag and strain out the lavender, then stir in the remaining ingredients.
If you don’t have a milk steamer, simply heat the milk in a saucepan over medium-low heat until the milk is simmering — just don’t let it come to a boil.