Five warm drinks to get you through the cold winter days


The Green Head

These hot drinks will warm you up after a trip into the cold.

Lexi Hutchinson, Staff Reporter

This winter, do not stick with the average coffee or hot chocolate; try something new and mix things up a little. With these simple recipes you will be able to keep warm and try something new every day of the school week.
1. Peppermint Hot Chocolate: To start heat four cups of milk and one peppermint cane over low heat in a saucepan until peppermint is melted. Add ½ cup of white chocolate, stirring continuously until it is melted. Remove from the heat and stir in one teaspoon of peppermint extract. Carefully transfer the drink to your mug of choice and top it off with whipped cream.
2. French Hot Chocolate Coffee: In a saucepan over medium-high heat, mix 1 ½ cups of whole milk, ½ cup of heavy cream and one tablespoon of sugar and heat until bubbles start to form on the outer edge, just do not let it boil. Pour 2 ounces of hot coffee into your mug. Finally, add 4 to 5 ounces of hot chocolate to the coffee and if you would like, add whipped cream and even chocolate shavings if you are feeling fancy.
3. Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate: Heat up 3 cups of whole milk and 1 ½ cups of chocolate chips in a crock pot, on low for around two hours, until the milk and chocolate is mixed together completely. Add ¾ cup of International Delight Salted Caramel Mocha Creamer and let that heat with the chocolate and milk.
4. Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate: Combine two cups of skim milk, ¾ cups of milk chocolate chips, and three tablespoons of peanut butter in a small saucepan, and heat on medium heat, stirring often, until it is all melted together. Serve your mug, and top it off with whipped cream and peanut butter chips.
5. Hot Vanilla Milk: Pour two cups of milk in a sauce pan over low heat. Add ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract, on 1 tablespoon of sugar, and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Heat just until it gets hot. Pour and enjoy.