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Hot Drink Recipes To Warm You Up This Fall and Winter

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After a hot Maryland summer, most of us are excited for the weather to cool down a bit. As we start to break out the boots and sweaters, we gravitate towards drinks that warm us up from the inside out. Be sure to try these hot drink recipes in the upcoming cold months full of delicious fall flavors like apple and pumpkin!

Pumpkin Spice Latte

The pumpkin spice latte or “PSL” is an extremely popular drink at coffee shops in the fall, but why not make your own at home? Topped with whip cream, this drink tastes just like fall in a cup! For this drink, you’ll need:

  • 1 cup milk of your choice, (divided into two ½ cups)

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar, add more to taste

  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree

  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ cup brewed espresso

Whisk ½ cup of milk, sugar, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla extract in a saucepan over low heat, let simmer for five minutes, then whisk in the remaining ½ cup of milk. Pour the milk mixture through a fine-mesh sieve and return to saucepan to a simmer, and whisk for two more minutes. Add the espresso and whisk until foamy, the top with whip cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice for the perfect fall coffee.

Recipe from: www.allrecipes.com

Apple Pie Punch

Have you ever wanted a drink-version of your favorite fall dessert? Well, now you can make one with this apple pie punch recipe! The drink can is perfect for all occasions, as it can easily be modified and made alcoholic or non-alcoholic, and hot or cold. For the ingredients for one pitcher of punch, you will need:

  • 1 fresh apple, chopped

  • 1-quart apple cider

  • 2 cups pear nectar

  • 24 ounces ginger ale

  • Optional: Apple Pie or caramel vodka

This recipe can’t be any easier- simply combine apple cider, pear nectar, and ginger ale and stir well. If you want a cold drink, place apple slices inside pitcher and pour over ice. To serve the drink warm, heat all of the liquid ingredients in a pot over a stove on low heat, then let simmer for a few minutes until warm. Place apple slices in the pot, then serve the punch in mugs. If you want to make the punch alcoholic, simply one shot apple pie or caramel vodka to each individual drink, or one cup to the entire pitcher.

Recipe from: www.thecookierookie.com  

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