Hot beverages dominate the Winter season. There are many cozy drinks that families should consider adding to their nighttime gatherings, especially around the holidays! The following are just a few options to consider.
Milk and Honey
The simplicity of this beverage is almost unmatched. All you have to do is bring milk to a slow boil and remove from heat. Then, add raw honey to taste. The drink is delicious, and your kids might really love it! Just be sure to check the temperature before serving to your younger ones.
It should be noted that some theorize that milk induces sleep, making it a great nighttime drink. People may sleep better when there is a little something in the stomach. Others believe that warm milk subconsciously reminds a person of mother’s milk, which is naturally soothing and could relax the mind.
A Little Chocolate
Hot cocoa is a very simple drink that also uses milk, just in case you are having trouble getting those little ones to go to bed. All you have to do is combine one fourth of a cup of powdered cocoa, a third of a cup of water, half a cup of a natural sweetener, such as raw honey, or and a pinch of sea salt in a pot.
Bring these ingredients to a boil while stirring constantly. Then, remove the pot from the fire. Add four cups of milk to the mix, and stir it in. You can also add a teaspoon of vanilla if you want, and that is all.
Coffee With a Twist
Everyone loves coffee, but does it always have to be the same? The answer is no. You can go wild sometimes and try other mixes. You could add pumpkin spice syrup, like those you can get from Monin or other similar brands, to your coffee instead of regular sugar to give the coffee a kick that you aren’t used to.
There are a lot of other flavors to consider adding as well, like maple spice syrup. The key is to go out of your comfort zone, and don’t be afraid to see what other changes work for you.
Simple Lemon Tea
Another warm drink to consider is lemon tea. This is an incredibly simple drink that is sure to please everyone at home. All you have to do is bring a cup of water to a boil, and juice a lemon. Add the juice to the water, stir, and add honey to taste. Serve the drink while it is still warm. That is all there is to this particular tea, and what could be more rewarding than a simple hot beverage.
These ideas should delight the entire family and help you explore other possibilities that you might not have thought about.