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One of the best ways to brave the deep chill of winter is with a warm cozy drink in hand. Whether you enjoy them at home or on the go, nearly every occasion can be enhanced with a nice warm beverage.
To give you a little inspiration, weвЂ™ve put together three of our favorite warm drinks recipes. We have a Mexican Hot Chocolate that adds a spicy kick to your standard hot cocoa, an Apple-Pear Mulled Cider thatвЂ™s great for serving to large groups, and a Dirty Chai Latte thatвЂ™s perfect for a morning or mid-afternoon caffeine boost. Put these drinks on steady rotation this winter and itвЂ™ll be spring before you know it.
Mexican Hot Chocolate
If you enjoy spicy drinks, then this Mexican Hot Chocolate is the perfect winter time pick-me-up. Using a whole chili pepper lends a distinct kick to this drink, but the milk chocolate tempers the heat slightly so it wonвЂ™t overwhelm your taste buds..
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6 cups (1.5 qt) milk
3 cinnamon sticks
1 dried chile de arbol
1/4 cup cane sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 cup (6 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips (or semi-sweet chocolate bar, chopped)
Pinch of salt
Add the milk, cinnamon stick and chile to a small saucepot. Bring the milk to a simmer over medium, then reduce to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent the milk from developing a skin.
Remove the cinnamon stick and chile. Stir in the sugar, then the cocoa powder, then the chocolate chips, and a pinch of salt. Stir until smooth.
Serve in mugs and top with whipped cream and a sprinkling of ground cinnamon if desired.