MOVE DIY: winter drinks

Starbucks who?

We all love Starbucks. We also love being able to make amazing drinks in the comfort of our home. During the winter months, I love to experiment with different ingredients to come up with new and exciting drinks to keep me warm. Here are my favorite four.

Vanilla spice eggnog with whipped cream and a cinnamon drizzle This is a hot OR cold beverage (but we recommend hot — it’s November, yo).

What you need: 1 ½ cup, vanilla spice eggnog Whipped cream (optional, but highly recommended) 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 Crème de Pirouline Dark Chocolate Artisan Rolled Wafers

Steps:

  1. Shake eggnog before pouring it into your cup.
  2. Add ½ tsp of ground cinnamon to the eggnog and stir.
  3. Add whipped cream to your liking.
  4. Sprinkle ground cinnamon on the whipped cream.
  5. Add wafer garnish.

Steamed milk with peppermint

What you need: 1 ½ cup milk (I used 2 percent reduced-fat milk, but the choice is yours) 6 crushed peppermint circles Whipped cream, to taste

Steps:

  1. Steam the milk.
  2. Once the milk is warm, add in 3 crushed peppermints.
  3. After the peppermints are melted, pour the mixture into a mug.
  4. Top with whipped cream and add more of the crushed peppermint to the top.

Caramel Macchiato What you need: 1 pack Supreme Caramel Macchiato ½ cup of hot water (use milk for a heartier drink) ground cinnamon, optional chocolate chips, optional (omit only if you hate fun) Whipped cream

Steps:

  1. Empty mix into a mug.
  2. Add hot water, or hot milk, to the mix and stir.
  3. For an awesome cappuccino, top with chocolate chips or cinnamon.
  4. Use whipped cream sparingly so that you don’t overpower the great, rich taste of the caramel.

Classic Hot Cocoa

What you need: 1 pack Swiss Miss Simply Cocoa 1 cup hot milk (I used 2 percent reduced-fat, but the choice is yours.) Toppings of your choice 1 Crème de Pirouline Dark Chocolate Artisan Rolled Wafers

Steps:

  1. Empty packet contents into a mug.
  2. Add 1 cup of hot milk, and stir.
  3. Top with whipped and toppings.
  4. Add a wafer garnish.

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