Warm Winter Drinks for Kids

Warm Winter Drinks for Kids

Oh so delicious winter drinks for your kids - and maybe for you too!

Time to enjoy the cold weather with these yummy delicious treats that your kids will surely love. Take it from me, writing these down makes my mouth water already. *tummy makes noise*


1. Mexican Hot Chocolate with Dulce de Leche Cream
Recipe by Brooke McLay
Mexican chocolate is a true indulgence — rich and thick with a touch of cinnamon flavor.  When you take such a wonder, mix it with melted ice cream, and serve it steaming on a chilly winter evening, well…you might just start serenading your mug with mariachi music.

While you can serve a cup of this Mexican Hot Chocolate all by its lonesome, I happen to think a dollop of Cayenne-spiced Dulce de Leche cream seriously turns up the heat on this addictively-warm beverage, elevating it from ‘dang good’ to ‘muy, muy delicioso!’  Enjoy!
Creamy Mexican Hot Chocolate
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
4 cups milk
2 cups vanilla bean ice cream
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups water (add 1/2 cup more for a thinner cup of hot chocolate)
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
3 teaspoons pure vanilla (use Mexican vanilla, if you have it)
Grate the chocolate with a fine-edged grater. In a large saucepan, heat the milk, ice cream and sugar on low, just as the mixture begins to steam (but don’t let it boil!) then whisk in the grated chocolate. Whisk in the cinnamon, vanilla and water. Heat mixture just until steaming. Serve with spicy Dulce de Leche whipped cream.
Spicy Dulce de Leche Whipped Cream
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips, crushed
In a large bowl, beat heavy cream until soft peaks form. Slowly beat in the brown sugar until cream becomes light and fluffy (if you don’t have access to fresh, very soft brown sugar, just use regular white sugar to keep the cream from becoming grainy). Mix in the cinnamon and cayenne. Pipe on top of hot cocoa. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes and crushed chocolate to garnish.

2. Hot Toffee Chocolate Recipe
4 cups milk
2 oz butterscotch chips
4 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons sugar
a very small pinch of salt
toffee chocolate chips (Heath chips)
whipped cream
1. Place chocolate and butterscotch chips in the food processor. Pulse until they are fine. Place milk in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Add chocolate and butterscotch pieces. Add salt and sugar. Whisk well and simmer for 3 – 4 minutes, or chocolate is completely melted.
2. Serve topped with whipped cream and toffee pieces.

3. Warm Butterbeer (alcohol free)
Recipe by Jaimem
It’s funny. The thing from Harry Potter that I can most clearly imagine is the butterbeer. Never mind the Quidditch games or the Gryffindor Common Room, Professor Moody or the Dark Lord—those I can barely conjure up in my head, and have found the movies to be a good replacement for anything I could have formed in my mind. But butterbeer is a different story. Apparently, I am all about the food.
To me, from what I remember (I haven’t read Potter in ages) or from what I imagined, butterbeer is translucent and golden, fizzy, and tastes like warm liquid butterscotch. As clear as it is in my mind, I find it to be a huge challenge to recreate it with all-natural ingredients.
This is what I have come up with:
Warm Butterbeer
4 tablespoons butterscotch sauce (I used a recipe from SimplyRecipes http://goo.gl/s9CFw)
2 tablespoons heavy cream
2 bottles of cream soda
Divide butterscotch sauce between glasses. Top with cream. Heat cream soda unt

4. Nutella Hot Chocolate
makes 1 cup
1 cup milk
2 tbsp Nutella
 Combine milk and Nutella in a sauce pan over medium-low heat. Whisk until Nutella melts and milk gets hot.
Extra Rich Variation
Add 2 additional teaspoons Nutella and 1 tsp sweetened cocoa powder.
Cinnamony Variation
Add a cinnamon stick to the pot when making either the original or extra rich version. Once milk is hot, lower the heat and allow to simmer an extra 5 minutes.




Rachelle Kershaw on 17 July 2012 14:37
ow YUM!! im not a tea and coffee drinker. usually have a milo or hot chocolate if i happen to be out and about!. the Hott Toffee Chocolate and Warm Butter beer sound lovely. I thnk they would go down very well with Kids :)


Candice Debruin on 17 July 2012 14:35
oh my word these sound divine- off to the kitchen i go to see what i have in the pantry- hopefully i can try one of these today


Vicky Marshall on 17 July 2012 14:34
Oh yummy! Just what I feel like now...


Tania Parr on 17 July 2012 14:32
ooh these look so yum, will have to give them a try!


Michelle Campbell on 17 July 2012 15:59
These look delicious! Now to find some time to make them.


Alexis Johnston on 17 July 2012 15:48
Yummy can someone please make me one of each!


Julie Mcdonald on 17 July 2012 15:48
OMG well there goes any diet I may have been planning on starting.. these look like a little slice of heaven!


Sara Norman on 17 July 2012 15:41
I would love to try Mexican Hot Chocolate with Dulce de Leche Cream


Sara Norman on 17 July 2012 15:41
I would love to try Mexican Hot Chocolate with Dulce de Leche Cream, mmmmm my mouth is watering just thinking about it x


Janine Bradley on 17 July 2012 15:39
mouth watering I could do with one right now.


Eva Stryder on 17 July 2012 15:31
The Mexican hot chocolate sounds delicious! Also the nuttella one. I will definitley give those two a try.


Jane Redward on 17 July 2012 15:31
Oh my goodness! These all look amazing - I'd love to lazy about drinking these reading a good book...don't like my chances though!


Odette Duncan on 17 July 2012 15:23
yum yum yum!!!!!!!!!!!


Sarah Matheson on 17 July 2012 15:22
Yummo! Looks like a great after dinner treat :)


Katie Mccrae on 17 July 2012 15:19
Wow - some yummy recipes! I can't wait to try the hot toffee and butterbeer ones :-) Thanks for sharing!


Kelly Hansen on 17 July 2012 15:18
ooh Im definitely trying these yummy drinks for my kids (and for me!!) - just perfect for a cold winters night and the kids will love it!


Kirsty Morton on 17 July 2012 15:17
Nutella Hot Chocolate our son would LOVE this as a treat!


Kirsty Morton on 17 July 2012 15:17
Nutella Hot Chocolate our son would LOVE this as a treat!


Terina Geddes on 17 July 2012 15:14
yum yum yum, i have one sick little boy who needs a hot chocolate pick me up just perfect timing thanks reach me!


Catherine Renolds on 17 July 2012 15:13
Oh heaven in a cup...what a great idea for mum and the kids....


Maria Boyd on 17 July 2012 15:10
Wow some ingredients there that I never thought would be in a hot choccie


Louise Edwards on 17 July 2012 14:54
These all look Delicious, definately gonna try them out. Perfect Start or End to a cold day. My boys will love these. Yum:-)


Jasmin Johansson-Smith on 17 July 2012 14:44
Looks divine, I cant wait to try the mexican hot chocolate and the Warm Butterbeer :) <3


Michelle West on 17 July 2012 14:44
OMG... we are absolute hot chocolate fanatics in this house and jeez I think we might start putting on a few punds trying these... completely worth it !!!


Sarah Blair on 17 July 2012 14:44
Sounds like a perfect winter after school pick-me-up. Just going to get the kids then we will try one (or more)


Natasha Debenham on 17 July 2012 14:44
Oh yummy. My 2 year old loves a good hot choc so will definitely try some of these! Nice to see a good way of making an adult version of the Mexican Hot chocolate too.


Andrea Greer on 17 July 2012 14:43
yum these look divine!!!!!!


Belinda Hetherington on 17 July 2012 14:41
Never seen or heard of these before and they look mouth watering ! will definitely have to try


Tash Earley on 17 July 2012 14:40
I LOVE hot chocolates, so definitely going to be trying these. Going to save these in my recipe folder.


Rachael Mcarthur on 17 July 2012 14:38
oooo they look yummy, will be trying these!


Shan Seal on 21 July 2012 13:28
Sounds great


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Shan Seal on 21 July 2012 13:27
Yum, delicious


Claudia Leite on 21 July 2012 09:27
Uhmmmm look so yummm!!!!! I'm going to make one right now!!!!


Tania Hitchcock on 21 July 2012 07:34
Yum, indulgence!


Alieta Pocock on 18 July 2012 18:45
My little guy is a bit young for these yet, but I will def be giving them a go, YUMMO!


Cheryl Pickering on 18 July 2012 15:37
I like the look of the Nutella Hot Chocolate - so easy!


Vanessa May-Hanley on 18 July 2012 15:34
I love the mexican hot choc - except i add chilli to warm it up even more!


Serena Kelly on 18 July 2012 14:46
These look great! Forget about giving them to the kids, I want one!!!


Kylie Cox on 17 July 2012 22:11
Yum, now I just need to convince my husband to make me one


Christine Drinnan on 17 July 2012 20:41
They all look divine! Gotta try this Mexican hot Choc


Miriam Woon on 17 July 2012 20:05
You have made me SOOOOO craving one of these hot chocolates right now! Winter and hot chocolates are meant to go together


Loren Quarrie on 17 July 2012 19:19
I am dying to try the Mexican Hot Chocolate. It sounds like such a yummy winter drink.


Natalie Carpenter on 17 July 2012 18:46
sooo gonna make these! thanks


Maria Millar on 17 July 2012 18:13
Yummy!!!!!!!!!! But WAISTLINE especially the Mexican Hot Chocolate. Oh well, it is winter :)


Wendy Owles on 17 July 2012 17:40
oh my that sounds just what I need for these cold South Island days :-)


Kaleena Friend on 17 July 2012 17:26
Hot Chocolates are the best thing on a winters day. We all love them in this house. Going to try the first recipe !!!


Mel Keele on 17 July 2012 17:01
Yum!! Im not usually a sweet tooth but for these I will make an exception!!


Mel Keele on 17 July 2012 16:59
Yum!! Im not usually a sweet tooth but I thinkI will make an exception for some of these!!


Amy Tinker on 17 July 2012 16:20
YUM! Where do you get toffee chocolate chips though? I might try the mexican one after I get the things I need through groceries this week :)


Amy Rhind on 17 July 2012 16:05
Yum they sound great - my kids would love the nutella one will have to try it on those cold winter days!


Amy Ross on 17 July 2012 16:04
mmm, yummy, not sure which one I want to try first - they all sound amazing


Sara Austin on 17 July 2012 16:02
they all sound amazing. Gonna have to try some (maybe all LOL).


Janine Campbell on 22 July 2012 12:05
These look amazing Yum!!


Veronica Donaldson on 21 July 2012 17:18
My daughter just walked up behind me and says, "Mum I think we should have one of those?". "Oh OK darling,, If I have too, I guess I could. do that favour for you. I will force myself to drink it!! Just for you mind....."


Giselle Coutinho Gomes on 23 July 2012 16:46
Yummy and easy too! Will surely be giving all these a try!


Giselle Coutinho Gomes on 23 July 2012 16:46
Yummy and easy too! Will surely be giving all these a try!

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