5 Hot Drinks for Christmas





Hello snow princes(ses) and winter lovers,

first off: Happy 3rd Advent! I know I'm probably the millionth person to say this – but I cannot believe it's only one week until Christmas! 

Today my roommate and I spent seven hours at our local flea market and sold a bunch of my sorted out stuff from my decluttering sessions. We made a profit of about 100 Euro, and I got rid of about half my stuff (which is great because I'm going to move to a different city by the end of January!!). As it was freezing cold at the (outdoor) flea market, we brought along hot fruit punch and tea to keep us warm. My boyfriend and my dad also came by to provide us with more snacks and hot drinks :)

Hot beverages such as hot fruit punch, chai tea, and hot chocolate aren't only great to keep your little fingers from freezing, but also to get in the Christmas spirit. Here's a round-up of my favourite hot drinks during the festive season!


MASALA CHAI

Ingredients:

6 cups water
4 cups plant-based milk, e.g. almond or soy
6 green (or black) cardamom pods
4 cloves
1 tbsp fennel seeds
1 tsp ground anise OR 1-2 star anise
1 cinnamon stick OR around 3 tsp cinnamon powder
½ tsp fresh ginger, finely chopped
4 tbsp tea leaves, black Assam or rooibos
6 tbsp agave syrup

Method: over here.



MULLED "WINE"

Ingredients:

2 cups red grape juice (or red wine for an adult version)
2 cups apple juice
1 fruit tea bag (I used cranberry tea)
juice of 1 lemon
juice of 1/2 orange
8 cloves
1 cinnamon stick
optional: 1 star anise 

Method: over here.

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HOT CHOCOLATE

Ingredients:

300ml hazelnut milk (or any other plant-based milk)
40g dark vegan chocolate
3 tbsp unsweetened cacao or carob powder
pinch of sea salt
1 - 2 tsp ground cinnamon

optional: vegan whipped cream

Method: over here.

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GINGERBREAD CHAI LATTE

Ingredients:

1 cup (250ml) water
1 black tea bag, or Roiboos tea for caffeine free version
1 cup (250ml) unsweetened almond milk
4 dates, deseeded
1 tsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp gingerbread spice *
1 tsp vanilla extract
about 1/2 cup (125 ml) unsweetened almond milk for frothing

optional: 1-2 tsp 100% pure maple syrup

* to make your own homemade gingerbread spice blend, check out the recipe below!

Method
: over here.

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MINT HOT CHOCOLATE

Ingredients:

2 cups (500ml) unsweetened almond milk
1/3 cup (40g) dairy-free mint chocolate, roughly chopped
3-4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
10 small mint leaves, finely chopped OR 2 or 3 drops peppermint essence (a little goes a long way!)
1-2 tbsp maple syrup

optional: whipped cream, shaved chocolate, marshmallows, etc.

Method: over here.




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Maisy

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