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Thursday, September 19, 2013

5 Awesome Autumn Hot Drink Recipes

Is anyone in the mood for Fall yet? Maybe we should call it Autumn. Don't you think the word "Autumn" is more inspiring than "Fall"? I do. There are so many things to love about this season - the cooler weather, changing leaves, boots, scarves, the State Fair (ours is in September), the Balloon Fiesta, Pumpkin Patches, and no more bugs (hooray)! There's something about Autumn that makes you feel cozy and nothing helps that more than a warm beverage to sip as the chilly mornings begin.

So, here are 5 Autumn inspired hot beverage recipes to keep you warm.

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate
1. Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate - A plain cup of hot chocolate really isn't my thing. But salted caramel most definitely is. I haven't been able to shake the Salted Caramel/Chocolate flavor out of my mind lately. It's just so good! This was a huge hit when I made this for a group of my friends. They loved it so much, I had several requests for seconds. 
Pumpkin Spice Latte
 2. Pumpkin Spice Latte - Who doesn't like Pumpkin Spice Lattes? My husband and I love making these when the weather is cool. Plus, it's much cheaper than the $5 version you purchase from your coffee shop.

Caramel Apple Spice Cider
 3. Caramel Apple Spice Cider - Caramel + Apples are basically a match made in Heaven. Flavor combinations like this make the perfect Autumn beverage. This is a great mock version of Starbucks' recipe. Why should Starbucks be the only who can make it? 

Mexican Hot Chocolate with Dulce de Leche Spiced Cream
4. Mexican Hot Chocolate with Dulce de Leche Spiced Cream - Are you serious? This is a drink??? Mexican Hot Chocolate and Dulce de Leche??? Two amazing flavors. How did I not know about this sooner? Maybe the rest of you did and I live under a rock. Either way, this drink is definitely worth trying.

Crockpot Pumpkin Chai Tea
 5. Pumpkin Chai Tea  - It's CHAI and it's made in a crockpot! What more is there to love about a recipe when all you need to do is dump the ingredients into a pot, turn it on, and Bam! Like magic, it makes itself. And it has pumpkin! What more could you ask for?

Just looking at these drinks makes me feel warm an cozy. I'm now inspired to get my Fall Craft on. ;) Do you have a favorite Autumn drink?

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