By Simran Tandon
It’s the season to savor all things warm and sweet. Don’t you agree?
With the chill in the air now, it’s never a bad idea to skip the Starbucks line and prepare yourself a hot beverage from the comfort of your home.
Rodney, from Urban on 4 has curated for you 2 step-by-step recipes of warm Christmas drinks that are perfect to sip through while watching your favorite holiday movie or while opening Christmas presents.
So what are you waiting for? Make these warm cups of comfort with your family or friends, and enjoy all that this season has to offer.
Perfectly sweet, warmly spicy and deliciously addictive, this Christmas drink feels like a hug in a mug. Often enjoyed during the festive season, this drink can effortlessly become your all-year round favorite.
Ingredients (Serves 2)
2 cups Milk of your choice (Barista Milk, Oat or Almond Milk etc)
½ cup Brewed Espresso
2 tbsp. Brown Sugar or Maple Syrup
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon Powder
½ tsp Ground Ginger Powder
Crushed gingerbread cookies
-Prepare freshly brewed coffee with the help of a coffee machine. Alternatively, you can also combine 1 tsp of coffee powder in hot water and stir well.
-In a cup, add the brewed coffee, add brown sugar, cinnamon powder & ginger powder and stir well till all spices have combined well in the coffee.
-Prepare the milk: With the help of a coffee machine or a hand frother, prepare frothed milk. Alternatively, you can heat milk in a saucepan on high heat. Using a hand whisk, keep whisking the milk throughout to create froth. It often only takes a few minutes.
-Once the milk is ready, pour it into the mug containing coffee and spices. Using a clean spoon, slowly mix the coffee mix and the milk to combine.
-Garnish your warm drink with a cinnamon stick or crushed gingerbread for that extra delicious kick.
-Serve hot with some festive cookies!
PEPPERMINT HOT CHOCOLATE
The classic duo of peppermint with chocolate can never go wrong. Deliciously rich & pleasantly minty, this everyone’s-favorite drink makes you want to cozy up and just indulge.
Ingredients (Serves 2)
2 tsp Peppermint candies, finely crushed
3 tbsp Hot Chocolate Powder
3 cup Milk of choice (Barista Milk, Oat or Almond Milk etc)
Peppermint Candy Cane, stick or crushed
-On a chopping board, crush the peppermint candies into fine pieces. Doing this helps the peppermint to dissolve better in the drink and give a nice flavor.
-In a cup, add the crushed peppermint candies and hot chocolate powder and mix well.
-Prepare the milk: use a coffee machine or a hand frother to prepare frothed milk. Alternatively, you can heat milk in a saucepan on high heat. Using a hand whisk, keep whisking the milk throughout to create froth. It often only takes a few minutes.
-Add the hot frothed milk to the peppermint and hot chocolate mix and using a spoon, stir slowly to combine all the ingredients well.
-Garnish your hot chocolate with marshmallows, peppermint candy or chocolate shavings for some extra delightful taste.
-Snuggle up and enjoy your warm drink!