We’re well into fall and the cooler weather has us appreciating warm beverages. It seems like the ubiquitous Pumpkin Spice Latte is the hot drink of choice that comes to mind as soon as the leaves begin to change colour… but what if you’re looking for more than a generic Starbucks beverage?
We’ve got 4 drinks that aren’t a Pumpkin Spice Latte but will warm your hands and soul as the days get shorter.
The delicious blend of spices blended with rich black tea will transport you somewhere warm—at least for as long it takes you to finish your drink. While this tea shares some of the same flavours found in “pumpkin spice” (cinnamon, cloves, ginger, allspice), the exotic hint of cardamom really adds to the complexity of a cup of chai. Here’s a great recipe by The Hathi Cooks.
Hot Apple Cider
Get seasonal with some hot apple cider! Apples are the number 1 Fall fruit and, combined with some cinnamon, can’t be beat! There are so many recipes for a good cup of hot apple cider, but this one from Allrecipes made with maple syrup and orange zest will make you want to curl up by the fireplace!
Let’s be serious. Hot chocolate is a great drink any time of the year. But when the temperature suddenly drops, there’s nothing more satisfying than a warm cup of cocoa. Whether you add marshmallows, nutella, salted caramel, or heat things up with cayenne pepper, you can always rely on this versatile cold-weather staple. Here’s a simple Epicurious recipe “for 1” that you can fix up any way you like!
Hot Vanilla Milk
Three ingredients: Milk. Sugar. Vanilla. Mix them together and what do you get? A world of comfort! It’s the perfect blend of sweet and creamy. This shockingly simple drink will hit all the right notes. Get the recipe from Butter with a Side of Bread.
And of course, if you really like it, go on and grab a PSL. What are your favourite Fall bevvies to keep you warm? Let us know on Facebook!