Fall is here and that means we can finally enjoy tasty drinks that can warm us after being outside in the cold or remind us of curling up inside and feeling cozy.
Harry Potter Pumpkin Juice - Makes 5 servings
The perfect pairing for your annual Harry Potter movie marathon
16 oz apple juice
4 oz can pumpkin puree
1 Tbsp cup honey
1 tsp vanilla
Dash of cinnamon and nutmeg
Whipped cream for serving, optional
Ice for serving
Measure the pumpkin puree, honey, vanilla and spices into the blender.
Blend until well combined.
Slowly add apple juice to the pumpkin mixture, blend until all ingredients are combined.
If the mixture is too thick, you can add water to thin to desired consistency.
Pour into glasses with ice. Add a small amount of whipped cream to the top and sprinkle cinnamon.
Homemade Hot Chocolate - Makes 1 serving
A chocolatey drink that reminds us of the holidays
2 cups whole milk
2 tbsp sugar *
4 oz bittersweet chocolate chopped (just under 1 cup measured)
iCook Optional Toppings: Marshmallows, chopped peppermint candy, sprinkle of cinnamon, whipped cream, dash of vanilla extract
Combine milk and sugar in a small saucepan and heat over the stove on medium heat
Chop chocolate and heat in microwave for 30 seconds, stir and repeat. Continue till melted
Once milk is scalding (180 F with bubbles on the side), remove from heat and add chocolate
Whisk to combine
*we love this recipe from Fifteen Spatulas
Homemade Apple Cider - Makes 6 servings
Bring the joy of fall festivals and apple orchards home
4 granny smith apples, sliced
4 red delicious apples, sliced
1 orange, sliced
1 ½ tablespoons whole allspice
1 ½ tablespoons whole clove
3 cinnamon sticks
8 cups water
Put fruit and spices in slow cooker, add water
Cook on high heat for 3-4 hours
Uncover and mash fruit
Cover again and cook for another 1-2 hours on low
Strain out fruit and spices with cheesecloth into a bowl
Once the cheesecloth cools, squeeze cider out into the bowl
Pour into the slow cooker and serve!
*recipe from Tasty
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