My Favorite Fall Drinks

 

Hi everybody! Since the last couple of days I’ve written some pretty lengthy posts, today we’re going to go a little easier. With the weather turning cold now, the heat is on, and the kettle is always boiling! Today we’re going to talk about My Favorite Fall Drinks! I’ve had a small collection of drinks that feel like a big hug for my insides for quite a while, I’ve just never shared them with anyone!

Before we jump in, I just want to say that all of the milk I use in my coffee is soy, as I’m lactose intolerant. Yeah, I’ll spare you the details! I also prefer to drink my tea “black”. I don’t add milk or sugar to my tea. That may seem super foreign because I live in Scotland and that’s how tea is consumed here. But remember, I grew up drinking unsweetened tea in Michigan! 😉 I hope My Favorite Fall Drinks comfort you as much as they do me! All of the recipes (except my everyday coffee) are created by other people. I’ve credited them, as well as provided links to their recipes below.

Coffee

Mocha Latte – Chocolate and coffee? Absolutely! I love this recipe from Luci at madebyluci.co.uk

Peppermint Mocha Latte – Who doesn’t love a little bit of peppermint and chocolate together? Yum! This recipe from Melissa at thefarmgirlgabs.com has great flavour! I personally use a tiny amount of peppermint extract instead of syrup (simply because I’m lazy) because I don’t like adding unnecessary sugar to my coffee. Grab the Melissa’s recipe here!

Pumpkin Spice Latte (Yes, I had to include it!) – This recipe from inspiredtaste.net actually uses pumpkin puree in their coffee instead of just a pumpkin flavouring.

Vanilla Soy LatteThis recipe from Lessie at modernchristianhomemaker.com is fantastic. She uses her Keurig, and I use my Nespresso Citiz & Milk machine. We both use Neilsen Massey vanilla bean paste in our coffees instead of relying on syrups. She’s my kind of girl! I just use the milk frother that came with my machine for the frothy soy milk on top.

Caramel Macchiato – I only drink this very occasionally. It’s usually too sweet for me if I order it out, and I don’t keep caramel syrup on hand at home. This one from Tania at cooktoria.com is a great recipe!

Americano with Soy Milk + Sugar (My everyday coffee)   This is super simple even Punky can make me a cup. I love using my Nespresso machine, but the cost of the capsules is prohibitive when I’m on a budget. Lately I’ve been drinking Douwe Egberts Pure Indulgence instant coffee. I use 2 teaspoons of coffee granules, 2 teaspoons of sugar. Fill the cup up ¾ of the way with boiling water, and fill to the top with cold Alpro Lite soy milk. See? Simple, quick, easy, and delicious.

Tea

Peppermint Tea (My favorite!) – Peppermint tea helps with my breakthrough acid reflux. If I don’t have meds on hand, I’ll grab anything peppermint.

Camomile & Honey – This one is great before bed. It’s soothing, especially when I’ve got a cold. 

Camomile & Spiced Apple – I love camomile and spiced apple tea in the fall. It’s warming and soothing!

Gingerbread Green Tea – I drink this one mainly in November during my insane baking rushes on the lead up to Christmas. Honestly, it’s like Christmas in a cup!

Pomegranate Green Tea – This is actually one of Punky’s favorites as well. When he gets the hankering for tea, that is.

Trio of Lemon – Punky particularly loves this one. If I don’t have this in my kitchen, he requests his “lemon tea” that I make from scratch. It’s hot water, juice of 1 lemon, and honey to taste. He likes his “tea” on the sour side. Strange boy!

Lipton Yellow Label Tea – I grew up drinking this! It’s ridiculously hard to find in the UK, so I order this three boxes at a time on Amazon. It is one simple reminder of home, and it helps me immensely when I’m homesick.

Cider & Hot Chocolate

I love, love, love spiced apple cider. When I was a kid, my mom used to buy the Alpine Spiced Cider sachets from Walmart specifically for me. I was the only person in my house who would drink it! I don’t know if I’d like it now, but I used to think it was amazing! Now I make my own apple cider in my crock pot.

Crock Pot Apple CiderThis recipe by Sally at sallysbakingaddiction.com is how I got started making my own cider. Now I add a little bit of nutmeg as well as the cinnamon and clove that the recipe calls for, simply because I enjoy the flavour. Feel free to leave out the nutmeg if you don’t like it.

Crock Pot Hot Chocolate – Yep, another crock pot recipe! This one is purely for Punky because of all of the dairy products. I included it in this list because he absolutely loves it on a cold fall day. You can find the recipe here from Kami at nobiggie.net

Thank you for reading! I hope My Favorite Fall Drinks will give you the warmth you’re needing on this cold, Fall day!

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