12 Hot Drink Recipes to Beat the Cold Days

Spice up your sips! 12 mind-blowing hot drink recipes to conquer winter chill. From cozy classics to bold brews – heat up your mug game now!

Hazelnut latte.

Winter is still around, and what better way to warm up than with a delicious, cozy, hot drink in this cold weather? Whether you’re a fan of chai tea, peppermint mocha, or pumpkin spice latte, we’ve got you covered. 

These 12 hot drink recipes are easy to make, use simple ingredients, and help you beat the winter chill. 

So, grab a blanket, curl up by the fire, and get ready to sip on some warm and delicious goodness!

13. Chai Tea

Chai Tea.
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This authentic Chai Tea recipe is quick and easy to make on the stove, with only a few things you undoubtedly already have in your kitchen—a warm and cozy mug of goodness.

Get the recipe: Chai Tea.

12. Peppermint Mocha

Peppermint mocha.
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This peppermint mocha drink has the perfect balance of mint and chocolate. It uses four ingredients; you can quickly whip it together in 5 minutes or less. No espresso machine is needed, AND you’ll save money with this easy recipe!

Get the recipe: Peppermint Mocha.

11. Oat Milk Hot Cocoa

Oat milk hot cocoa.
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This healthy oat milk hot cocoa is so creamy and easy to make. It uses simple, plant-based ingredients, making it vegan, dairy-free, and naturally gluten-free. Adding vegan marshmallows, coconut whipped cream, and a dash of cinnamon make it a delicious treat. You can make this cozy hot chocolate on the stove or microwave in less than 5 minutes!

Get the recipe: Oat Milk Hot Cocoa.

10. Gingerbread Coffee Syrup and Latte

Gingerbread coffee syrup and latte.
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This Gingerbread Coffee Syrup and Latte recipe from a coffee shop tastes fresh! I devised an easy method to make the syrup, which doesn’t require cheesecloth or any filter. Find out my DIY coffee syrup trick and a delicious homemade gingerbread latte!

Get the recipe: Gingerbread Coffee Syrup.

9. Caramel Macchiato

Caramel Macchiato.
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Are you craving a Caramel Macchiato? Who can resist this tempting coffee drink with caramel flavors and hot, steamy milk? Follow this specialty coffee recipe to save time and money by making your favorite caffeinated treat at home. It’s easier than you think!

Get the recipe: Caramel Macchiato.

8. Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte

Pumpkin spice chai latte.
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This pumpkin spice chai latte uses real pumpkin and has a creamy texture. You can make it in 10 minutes with only a few ingredients. It combines the two best fall flavors – pumpkin and chai. It has so much more flavor and is creamier than Starbucks pumpkin chai. You won’t be able to resist not making this for your festive fall pick-me-up!

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte.

7. Honey Orange Vitamin C Drink

Honey orange vitamin C drink.
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When it’s time to boost your immunity, warm up a mug of our Honey Orange Vitamin C Drink; bursting with fantastic apple cider vinegar, raw honey, citrus, and 1000 mg of Vitamin C, our drink will warm your body and your soul, and boost your Vitamin C level too!

Get the recipe: Honey Orange Vitamin C Drink.

6. Almond and Saffron Milk

Almond and saffron milk.
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Saffron is known for three things: 1. It is expensive, 2. Its vibrant red color and 3. It was bringing joy. Enjoy this nourishing recipe for Almond and Saffron Milk as a subtle undertone and benefit from its goodness.

Get the recipe: Almond and Saffron Milk.

5. Cranberry Kissel (Spanguoliu Kisielius)

Cranberry kissel.
Photo Credit: Taste of Lithuania,

Thick and full of cranberry flavor, this delicious Eastern European drink is a grand Christmas Eve tradition! Served as a drink or a dessert in its own right, Cranberry Kissel is extremely simple to make using just four ingredients (and that’s including water!). Moreover, you can use fresh or frozen cranberries in this recipe for equally good results!

Get the recipe: Cranberry Kissel.

4. Honey Ginger Warm Milk

Honey ginger warm milk.
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This honey ginger warm milk is a cozy, warming, caffeine-free drink perfect for the colder months. It comes together in less than twenty minutes with minimal pantry staple ingredients!

Get the recipe: Honey Ginger Warm Milk.

3. Hojicha Tea Latte

Hojicha tea latte.
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Hōjicha, or also Houjicha, is a Japanese green tea that – unlike many other steamed teas – is roasted in a porcelain pot over charcoal at a high temperature. The roasting process makes the Hojicha sweeter but also lowers its caffeine content. So it’s perfect for someone who can’t handle caffeine, like me!

Get the recipe: Hojicha Tea Latte.

2. Hazelnut Latte

Hazelnut latte.
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This hazelnut latte is sweet and nutty with warm espresso, steamed milk, and whipped cream for the perfect morning or afternoon treat. It’s easy to make at home, gluten-free, and can easily be made vegan.

Get the recipe: Hazelnut Latte.

1. Roasted Korean Barley Tea (Boricha)

Roasted Korean barley tea Boricha.
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Korean Barley tea, or Boricha, is a popular and healthy drink in Korea. It is made from roasted barley grains and offers a nutty flavor and numerous health benefits. Best of all, it’s super easy to brew at home.

Get the recipe: Korean Barley Tea.

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White chocolate cranberry cookies.
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Caramel filled cupcakes.
Photo credit: Pastry Wishes.

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Pumpkin banana chocolate chip muffins.
Photo Credit: Baking-Ginger

Author: Devy Dar

Title: Food Writer, Recipe Developer, and Digital Content Creator.


Devy Dar founded So Yummy Recipes and Drizzling Flavor to share her love of food after exploring various cultures and cuisines for more than two decades. Her mission is to help others easily recreate traditional and non-traditional food with readily available ingredients. Her works have been featured in Reader’s Digest, Al Jazeera, MSN, Yahoo, Bon Appetit, and more. 

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