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Hot Drink Recipes for Fall

Spicy Crockpot Cider

Spicy Crockpot CiderThis warm, spicy concoction is a delicious treat on a crisp autumn day. Take a minute or two to add the ingredients to your one pot cooker and before you know it, you’ll be serving up a special treat for everyone to enjoy.

Added bonus: your kitchen will be filled with the welcoming aroma of warm spices!

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

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


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.

Before brewing, sprinkle fresh coffee grounds with pumpkin pie spice and gently shake to evenly combine the mixture. Brew spiced coffee grounds as usual.

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.

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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