It’s fall! And that means warm drinks, cozy blankets, and cuddling by the fire. This week, in honor of the autumn season, I’ve found a recipe for white hot chocolate with a pumpkin spin. Try it out and let me know what you think!
Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate
4-5 cups whole milk
12 ounces white chocolate, chopped
4 teaspoons cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup pure pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cardamom
1/8 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
In a heavy saucepan, combine 2 cups of milk, white chocolate, and cocoa powder. Cook over medium heat, whisking periodically, until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is well combined. Whisk in the pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, allspice, and ginger. Add the remaining milk, 1 cup at a time, until the desired consistency is reached.
If desired, serve topped with whipped cream and a sprinkling of nutmeg. Just be sure not to fill the mugs too full before adding the whipped cream, or you might have some overflow.
Summer is coming to an end, but I think we have enough time to sneak in a few more summer get-togethers…and we all know any summer party needs a killer drink to quench everyone’s thirst! I found this fun looking recipe for a Raspberry Beer Cocktail that originally came from Southern Living. Check it out – it’s super simple and sounds yummy to me!
Stir together first 4 ingredients. Serve over ice. Garnish, if desired.*Fresh raspberries may be substituted. Note: To make ahead, stir together lemonade concentrate and vodka in a large container. Chill up to 3 days. Stir in raspberries and beer just before serving. Garnish, if desired.
This is another one of my Pinterest finds! It just sounds super delicious and it looks pretty too! This week’s drink is a summer sip again – one that came from MOM Magazine. Follow the directions below to make your very own Summer Pineapple Strawberry Cooler!
Summer Pineapple Strawberry Cooler
1 12-ounce can frozen pineapple juice concentrate, thawed
1 6-ounce can frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
4 cups cold water * 1 liter club soda, chilled
Fresh strawberries (optional)
Short (6-inch) wooden skewers
Assorted fruits such as halved orange slices, halved lime slices, orange sections, raspberries, strawberries, sliced kiwifruit, and mint sprigs
In a large pitcher combine pineapple juice concentrate, limeade, and water. Chill for at least 30 minutes. To serve, transfer fruit juice mixture to pitchers; add club soda, ice cubes, and fresh strawberries.
Serve with Fruit Swizzle Sticks, if desired.
Makes 14 (6-ounce) servings.
Fruit Swizzle Sticks: On short (6-inch) wooden skewers, thread assorted fruits and mint sprigs. Make-Ahead Tip: Up to 24 hours ahead, prepare the juice mixture and chill well. Proceed as directed.
Sit back, soak up the sunshine sipping a sweet drink and enjoy summer.
Recipe from Daily Recipes, find more fun summer drinks here.
This week a certain drink that was posted on another blog caught my eye and I’ve decided to spread the word. I haven’t tried this one, but it sounds delicious. So I would like to thank the Girls Guide To blog for bringing this Pink Lemonade Margarita recipe to my attention. Let me know what y’all think!
Pink Lemonade Margaritas
Ingredients 1 (12 ounce) can of frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed
3 (12 ounce) cans of cold water (just use the empty pink lemonade can)
1 (12 ounce) can of tequila
½ (12 ounce) can of Grand Marnier
Ice cubes (I like to use crushed ice)
Salt to rim the glasses
1 lime, wedged
Directions Pour the (thawed) frozen lemonade concentrate into a pitcher, and fill the can with cold water. Pour into the pitcher and repeat twice for a total of 3 cans of water.
Fill the same can with tequila, and pour that into the pitcher. Fill about half of the can with Grand Marnier, and pour it into the pitcher.
Chill in the fridge for at least an hour before serving. Or blend mixture with ice to make a frozen version. Serve over ice in salt-rimmed glasses with a lime wedge!