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Nutella Hot Chocolate
- 4 cups milk
- 2 tablespoons Nutella
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- Marshmallows (optional)
- Crushed hazelnuts (optional)
- Chocolate chips (optional)
- Extra Nutella (optional)
- Heat the milk in a medium sized saucepan on medium-high heat until beginning to warm and steam.
- Add the spread, cocoa powder and sugar, and whisk until dissolved and combined.
- Bring to a gentle simmer while stirring, and take off heat.
- Serve with your desired toppings.
- 2 cinnamon sticks, broken into pieces
- 2 teaspoons whole black peppercorns
- 10 whole cloves
- 6 green cardamom pods, cracked
- 4 cups water
- 1 piece fresh ginger, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons loose-leaf black tea
- 1/2 cup sweetener, such as brown sugar, honey, or maple syrup (optional)
- 3 cups cold whole milk, coconut milk, or other non-dairy milk
- Place the cinnamon, peppercorns, cloves, and cardamom in a small saucepan over medium heat and toast, shaking the pan occasionally, until fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes.
- Add the water and ginger and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and add the loose-leaf tea or tea bags. Cover and steep for 10 minutes.
- While the tea is still warm, add the sweetener and stir until combined or dissolved.
- Strain the tea through a fine-mesh strainer into a pitcher or teapot. Discard the spices and tea leaves. Store in the refrigerator for future use, or keep it warm while you froth the milk.
- For whole milk, froth the milk by shaking it in a jar or by whisking it vigorously over medium-high heat. For non-dairy milks, use an immersion blender to froth before heating.
- Heat the frothed milk in a small saucepan over low heat until warm.
- Pour 3/4 cup of the warm tea base into each mug. Add 1/2 cup of warmed milk and stir to combine. Top with a heaping spoonful of milk froth.
- 10 large apples, quartered
- 1/2 orange, halved
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 1 tsp. cloves
- 1 tsp. whole allspice
- 1 whole nutmeg
- 1/2 c. packed brown sugar
- In a large stockpot over medium heat, add apples, oranges, spices, and brown sugar.
- Cover with water by at least 2 inches. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, 2 hours.
- Remove orange halves, then use a potato masher or wooden spoon to mash apples. Return to a simmer and let simmer uncovered for 1 hour more.
- Strain through a fine mesh strainer, pressing on solids with a wooden spoon to squeeze all juices out. Discard solids.
- Serve apple cider warm.
Hot Pumpkin Spice
- 2 cups milk
- 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin spice
- whipped cream – for topping
- In a small saucepan, heat the milk, pumpkin puree, brown sugar and pumpkin spice on medium heat, until it is just about to boil, stirring frequently.
- Pour into cups and top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of additional pumpkin spice.
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