Cold? Warm Up With These Hot Drinks For Winter Days

California Sweet Potato Latte

Turning sweet potatoes into a hot drink may seem unusual, but the results are worth it. Just think about that sweet potato pie you had at Thanksgiving; now imagine it steaming hot, spiced, and delicious. There's no way you'll be able to resist this sweet potato latte. 

Classic Hot Chocolate

Anyone with a sweet tooth always needs a really nice, classic hot chocolate recipe in the back pocket. You know, for emergencies. This version is rich, creamy, and oh-so-chocolaty. 

Hot Apple Pie Cider

Some people are not into coffee or tea, and for them there is always hot apple cider. Nothing tastes better than this updated version, sipped while sitting by the fire.  

The Hot Cubano

Make a cold night a little bit spicier by indulging in a hot Cubano coffee — adding a shot of rum will heat up your cold bones even more.  

Tea and Lavender Latte

Cooking with herbs is nothing new, but heating those herbs and making them into simple syrup with honey is a novel idea in most kitchens. The sweetness and floral tones of the lavender make for a perfect frothy latte.

Masala Chai

Over the years, chai teas (along with other delicacies from India) have grown in popularity. This version, made with fresh chai spices, really hits the spot on a cold day. 

Mexican-Inspired Mocha

Ah, the mocha: Delicious, rich, hot chocolate with a nice, spicy twist — substituting coffee-flavored tequila for the traditional espresso. We'll take two! 

Pumpkin Spice Latte

The pumpkin spice latte craze has become a little overwhelming for some, but others are still ga-ga for everything and anything of the iconic seasonal flavor. When the season turns, pumpkin spice is gone for another year; if you still can't resist it, you can make it at home with this recipe, which contains real pumpkin.  

Rosemary Tea

Picture a snowy night when you just want to sit inside by the fire and watch old movies. Now picture that night again, but this time with a cup of steaming rosemary tea in your hand. Picture perfect.  

Toasted Marshmallow Latte

Typically, toasted marshmallows are associated with summertime, fire pits, and s'mores, but when you take those toasted marshmallows, turn them into coffee syrup, and whip them into a latte, they become the perfect cold-weather complement