Hot fall Drinks Non- Alcoholic

Easy Mexican Hot Chocolate

Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • 3 tablespoons instant hot chocolate mix

  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 pinch chili powder

  • 1/4 cup milk

  • 3/4 cup boiling water


  1. In a large mug, mix the hot chocolate mix, chocolate syrup, cinnamon, and chili powder. Pour in the milk. Add the boiling water and stir.

Snow Flake Cocoa


Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • 2 cups whipping cream

  • 6 cups milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 (12 ounce) package white chocolate chips

  • Garnish:

  • Whipped cream


  1. Stir together the whipping cream, milk, vanilla, and white chocolate chips in a slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 2 to 2 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally, until mixture is hot and chocolate chips are melted. Stir again before serving. Garnish with whipped cream and candy canes, as desired.

Mocha Coffee Mix


Original recipe makes 64 servings Change Servings
  • 1 1/4 cups instant coffee granules

  • 7 cups dry milk powder

  • 5 3/4 cups powdered chocolate drink mix

  • 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

  • 1 3/4 cups powdered non-dairy creamer


  1. In a large bowl, mix together instant coffee, milk powder, chocolate drink mix, confectioners’ sugar and powdered creamer. Store in an airtight container.
  2. To serve, place 4 tablespoons of mixture into a coffee mug. Stir in 1 cup boiling water.

Hot Not Toddy (non-alcoholic)

Horni Toddy - Hornitos Tequila Cocktails

A Hot Toddy is great but sometimes you want that warm soothing mix without the liquor and that’s where the Hot Not Toddy comes in. Okay, so this is really an enhanced cup of warm tea, but you get the point.Choose your favorite hot tea and watch it be transform it into a delightful winter mocktail by adding some the non-alcoholic elements of the traditional toddy. This is not only great for the non-drinker but to share with kids and it is a soothing relief of cold symptoms – kind of like chicken soup.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail


  • 7 oz hot tea
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Grated cinnamon
  • Ground cloves
  • Grated nutmeg
  • Lemon wedge for garnish


  1. In an Irish coffee glass pour the honey, lemon and spices.
  2. Top with hot, brewed tea.
  3. Stir.
  4. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Spiced Apple Cider


Hot apple cider in the fall. What could be better? Even though it’s still sunny up North, the nights are getting cold. It was down to 30º the other night! We think it’s just about time for spiced apple cider. We made up a big pot last night, simmered with fragrant cinnamon that made the whole house smell wonderful.

Here’s our basic recipe, spicing up fresh, local apple cider with warm cinnamon and cloves. Do you drink spiced cider in the fall? What do you add?

Spiced Apple Cider
1 gallon

1 gallon fresh apple cider
10 cinnamon sticks
5 anise pods
3 teaspoons whole cloves
1 cup extra dark rum (optional)
Orange slices for garnish

Pour the cider into a large pot and simmer with the spices for 10-15 minutes. If you want, tie the spices up in cheesecloth for easy removal later – or just let people deal with cloves in their drinks. Add the rum at the end. Garnish with a slice of orange.

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