October 22, 2019 | Recipes
Fall is a favorite season for many. Browsing through a pumpkin patch, watching the leaves turn color, enjoying a hot apple cider on a brisk fall morning are just a few anticipated pleasures unique to fall. Besides apple cider, there are many hot fall-inspired drinks that Beverage Universe suggests you enjoy with your family on those chilly mornings and nights.
Simple Maple Latte
The simple maple latte is a warm energizing drink that parents can enjoy while watching their kids run around an orchard picking their favorite apples. This latte includes 8 ounces of strong coffee, ¼ cup of milk, 1-2 tablespoons of real maple syrup, a pinch of ground cloves, a pinch of allspice, and a pinch of fresh nutmeg. Check out the directions here. This will keep you toasty and awake, getting you ready for your fun fall day with your kids.
Peanut Butter Nutella Hot Chocolate
This hot chocolate is dessert in a mug. It’s the perfect treat to enjoy while under blankets with your family, watching your favorite Halloween or fall-inspired movie. You’ll need 4 cups of low fat/skim milk, 2 tablespoons of Nutella, 1-2 tablespoons of smooth peanut butter or powdered PB (which cuts the calories), 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder, and 2 tablespoons of sugar. Top it off with marshmallows or whipped cream and you’ll have the tastiest hot chocolate one could ask for! What’s the best way to mix this? Find out here.
If your family loves to move right into celebrating Christmas once November 1st hits, then making this light eggnog is the perfect drink to make. All you’ll need is 4 cups of unsweetened almond milk, 6 egg yolks, ⅔ cup of raw honey, 1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg (plus a bit more for topping), 1 ½ teaspoons of ground cinnamon (plus more for topping), 1 tablespoon of whole cloves, and 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract. Learn how to make it perfectly here. Toss the pumpkin out after Halloween, move in the Christmas decor, and enjoy this tasty eggnog!
Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate
You can never go wrong with hot chocolate. There are so many different ways you can flavor this popular drink and the salted caramel version is one of the best. Be sure to get 2 cups of whole milk, ¼ - ½ cups of bittersweet chocolate chips, ½ cup of caramel sauce, sweetened whipped cream or vanilla marshmallows, and grated chocolate for garnish. Sprinkle a little bit of salt on top if you want to bring the sweetness out even more and enjoy that salty-sweet combination. Follow the steps here.
Warm Cranberry & Apple Cider
Warm apple cider is a favorite for most people in the fall, but mixing in cranberry is a game-changer. You need 4 cups of cranberry juice cocktail, 4 cups of apple cider, 3 tablespoons of brown sugar, 5 strips of orange rind, 8 whole cloves, 4 whole allspice, cinnamon sticks, and 1 whole nutmeg. This cider sounds like it would go great with a slice of hot apple pie! Check out the full recipe here.
White Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Steamer
Mmm, we love drinks that sound like a dessert. After a long day of fall festivities with your family, you’ll want to unwind with this white chocolate pumpkin pie steamer. Gather 2 cups of almond milk, ¼ cup of pure pumpkin pie puree, 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, 1 ounce of white chocolate (plus more for topping), and whipped cream. This drink is hot, creamy, and delicious—perfect for a chilly fall night at home. The step-by-step directions can be found here.
Hot Cider Surprise Punch
Punch comes in all different flavors and forms. The hot cider surprise punch will end up being your family’s new favorite. It requires 4 cups of apple cider, 4 cups of cranberry juice, 2 cups of pomegranate juice, a 6-inch cinnamon stick, 3 pieces of whole star anise, two 2-to-3-inch-long strips of orange peels, one 2-to-3-inch-long strip of lemon peels, and apple wedges. Each sip is a punchy surprise! Find out how to mix it here.
With these drinks, Beverage Universe braces you and your family for those chilly nights. You can find most of the ingredients from these recipes on our website, as well as other blogs with even more drink recipes! Browse through our website today and enjoy your delicious hot fall-inspired beverages!