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Warm happiness in a mug: 5 hot drinks to keep you toasty

Nothing counters a brisk, frosty evening like wrapping your hands around a steaming mug of yum. If you’re bored of the same old hot cocoa or tea, one of these drinks might hit the spot.

Mulled cider

Hot apples and spices left to slowly heat in a slow cooker will yield a delicious, sweet (but not too sweet) drink to warm you on a damp, cold afternoon. Bring to work and reheat for an afternoon – or early morning for you night shifters – pick-me-up without any caffeine. From Tasty Kitchen.

Hot caramel milk

This recipe involves making caramel from scratch, which sounds divine. But if you don’t have that kind of time or motivation, store-bought caramel sauce will do. Slowly heat milk in a saucepan, then add caramel and let it dissolve. Add a dash of whipped cream and a sprinkle of salt for good measure. From Joy the Baker.

Peppermint white hot chocolate

This drink is a luscious and festive departure from the classic hot cocoa. Peppermint extract and melted white chocolate combine for a truly comforting and satisfying warm winter drink. From Gimme Some Oven.

Spicy hot chocolate

Chili powder adds a surprisingly harmonious zing to this spicy hot chocolate. This recipe is rich. You might want to sub milk for the heavy cream it calls for. But if you choose to go all in, then revel in every sip—no guilt. From the New York Times.

Chai tea latte

Someone once told me that a chai tea latte is like a warm hug on the inside. Spicy chai mixed with warm, creamy milk is a delicious alternative to your old English breakfast tea and gives you a boost of caffeine if you’re beginning to drag. From The Merry Thought.

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Take a minute to share your favorite hot drinks during winter.

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