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Hot Drink Recipes for Fall

Hot Drink Recipes for FallThese hot drink recipes are a great way to relieve the stress of entertaining this fall. Simply take a minute or two to add a few ingredients to your one pot cooker and before you know it, you’ll be serving up a special treat for everyone to enjoy. And it comes with an added bonus: your kitchen will be filled with the wonderful welcoming aroma of warm spices!

Spicy Crockpot Cider

Spicy Crockpot CiderThis warm, spicy concoction is a delicious treat on a crisp autumn day – just sit and watch your cooker do the work…

I gallon apple cider
1 orange, washed thoroughly and sliced
1 small handful whole cloves
3-4 cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon ground allspice
3 tablespoons maple syrup

Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker and stir to combine. Cook on lowest setting for 3-4 hours. Strain and serve hot.

Best DIY Pumpkin Spice Coffee

Irish Pumpkin CoffeePumpkin pie spice is one of the quintessential flavors of fall. Did you know that it only takes a couple minutes to whip up your own version with ingredients you probably already have on hand? Use what you need and store the rest in an airtight container. With enough willpower, it should last for several weeks… 😉

And if you’re wondering how to make pumpkin spice coffee, wonder no more. Once you’ve got your DIY pumpkin spice powder mixed, you are good to go. what better way to make use of that goodness than in a spicy coffee topped with whipped cream! This particular rendition of an Irish coffee combines hot coffee, Irish Cream plus delicious whipped cream and is sure to satisfy the most demanding pumpkin spice tooth.

Pumpkin Spice Powder:
3 tablespoons cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons ground allspice
2 teaspoons ground cloves

Homemade Whipped Cream (or substitute store-bought whipped cream):
1 pint heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons real maple syrup

Coffee:
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
16 oz freshly brewed hot coffee
8 oz Irish Crème
Additional pumpkin pie spice to sprinkle on top

1. In a large glass bowl, blend 1 pint of heavy whipping cream with a hand or immersion blender until it doubles in size and changes texture. Then, drizzle maple syrup into the bowl and continue blending until the mixture is light and fluffy. Set aside.
2. Before brewing, sprinkle fresh coffee grounds with pumpkin pie spice and gently shake to evenly combine the mixture. Brew spiced coffee grounds as usual.
3. Pour 2 oz. Irish Cream into each cup and top with 4 oz. of freshly brewed coffee. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with additional pumpkin pie spice before serving.

Now how’s that for an easy Irish coffee? Amazing how some simple seasonal twists make these drinks perfect accompaniments for some of our tasty fall food dishes

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