3 hot drinks you can make at home

3 hot drinks you can make at home

When it’s cold outside, bring the coffee shop experience to your kitchen with these three warming recipes for delicious homemade drinks


At work or at home, putting the kettle on gives us the perfect amount of time to allow our bodies a quick break. That’s before you factor in the benefits of rehydrating ourselves, the antioxidants found in many of our favourite teas, and the calcium count in warming milk drinks.

This weekend, why not give your usual coffee break an added sparkle by trying a more exotic brew? The kind of amazing drinks you see on the menu at your favourite café, but homemade for a fraction of the price!

Zingy ginger coffee

Ginger tea is full of goodness that helps ward off colds and sniffles. But for a real treat, try this coffee idea – the ginger syrup adds sweetness and the cream and stem ginger add a luxurious Parisian café touch for a special brew with friends. Use ground coffee to capture a more authentic feel when making this indulgent treat.

How to make ginger coffee

  1. Make a jug of fresh coffee.
  2. In each cup, pour a teaspoon of ginger syrup then add the coffee and stir.
  3. Whip a large dollop of double or whipping cream in a bowl until it forms a peak then spoon a generous scoop on top of each cup.
  4. Finely chop a couple of pieces of stem ginger and sprinkle over the cream.

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Uplifting chai

Masala tea, also known as chai, is a favourite Indian brew. Made with regular black tea which is infused with aromatic Indian spices and herbs, it’s as refreshing as it is warming. It takes a little preparation, but this exotic chai tea recipe is s a great way to give your tea break a flavour kick.

How to make chai tea

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  1. To make the chai mixture, get together one teaspoon of whole cloves, one teaspoon of freshly ground pepper, one teaspoon of cardamom seeds, half a teaspoon of grated nutmeg, one teaspoon of ground cinnamon (or one cinnamon stick), and one teaspoon of ginger powder.
  2. Dry roast the spices in a frying pan. Allow them to cool and then grind them using a food processor or a pestle and mortar.
  3. Set aside or store in an airtight container.
  4. Gently heat a cupful of milk with about a quarter of a teaspoon of the chai mix.
  5. Remove from the heat and add a regular teabag.
  6. Steep for a few minutes and then remove the teabag before adding sugar or honey to taste.

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Creamy white hot chocolate

Rich and sweet, this is a tempting drink for a birthday breakfast or an ideal way to lure your teenager to join you for a kitchen catch-up chat on a Saturday afternoon. This is a luxury hot chocolate few will be able to resist.

How to make white hot chocolate

  1. Warm about 200ml of milk (per mug) on a low heat, stirring all the time to prevent a skin forming.
  2. Whip about 100ml cream until it’s fluffy.
  3. Pour the hot milk into a tall glass and add 3 to 4 tablespoons of grated white chocolate, stir well.
  4. Top it all off with the whipped cream and a handful of marshmallows and sprinkles.

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What's the nation's favourite coffee break brew?

Hot chocolate? Green tea? A proper cuppa? One lump or two? Let us know your favourite coffee break brew in the comments below.

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