Blue Ribbon Hot Drink Recipes

Is it getting steamy in here or is it just these awesome drinks? Warm up with these hot drink recipes from real home cooks... like you!


May 22, 2021

Caramel Apple Cider

By Jody Farmer
A great drink on those cold days.
Jul 11, 2020

Hot Chocolate Peppermint Mocha

By Cathy Nunn
This is sort of a "copy-cat" recipe... Have you ever tried McDonald's Hot Chocolate Peppermint Mocha?...
Feb 7, 2020

Authentic Irish Coffee

By Carolyn Haas
This is a replica of the coffee served at the Shannon Airport in Ireland. It was...
Jan 31, 2020

Holiday Hot Cocoa

By Pamela Dapice
This is a healthier version of a decadent, European hot chocolate. It's very thick, very rich.
Dec 2, 2019

Spiced Christmas Tea

By Adrienne May
Another cherished Christmas recipe! Hope you and your family enjoy it.
Sep 28, 2019

Hot Toddy

By Myra Bennett
Although spring has sprung in parts of the Midwest, a late round of flu and bad...
Oct 30, 2018

Spiced Coffee Creamer (Fat-Free)

By Jennifer H
I'm always very sad when the grocery stores take the eggnog creamer off the shelf after...
Sep 5, 2018

Caramel Mocha Frappe

By Jan Mullikin
If you like the popular fast-food frappe, you'll like this recipe. You make the mix, keep...
Oct 24, 2017

Holiday Spiced Cider

By Dawn Emel
So yummy!! My family loves this recipe, especially on a cold day.
Oct 18, 2016

Santa's Hot Cocoa Mix

By Lori Borgmann
This is the best instant hot cocoa mix I have ever tasted!! I think the...
Oct 11, 2016

Instant Gingerbread Coffee

By Cindi M Bauer
I make this coffee when I have a craving for anything gingerbread. I top it with...
Jan 5, 2016

Chocolate Irish Coffee

By Vickie Parks
This is such a delicious variation of the traditional Irish Coffee drink, and perfect for St....
Oct 21, 2015

Peppermint Marshmallows

By Joey Wolf
Need a use for those leftover candy canes? Do you like peppermint cocoa? Try this recipe....
Sep 25, 2015

Hot Cranberry Orange Cider

By Teressa Drenth
Developed this for all the different guests we had over the holidays. It's perfect after...
Sep 17, 2015

Homemade Holiday Cranberry Cider

By Shannon Renee
This is great for holiday parties and family gatherings. This is a tradition in our house...
Aug 4, 2015

Chai Tea Latte Mix

By Wolfe Charlotte
This is as good as the ones you buy in the specialty coffee shops. And saves...
Aug 4, 2015

Baileys Pumpkin White Chocolate

By Jennifer H
So, just plan to get a bunch of Bailey's when you're out next, because this drink...
Feb 10, 2015

Mexican Hot Chocolate

By Giselle Gonzalez
I remember my Grandma making this for me when I spend my summers on their farm....
Dec 5, 2014

Crock Pot Triple Hot Chocolate

By Glenda Whisenhunt
This is so good when you have a lot of guests.
Dec 9, 2013

salted caramel hot chocolate!

By Taylor Simpkins
The perfect blend of salty and sweet and for half the price of a coffee shop!
Nov 19, 2013

Fire Vodka

By Cathy Smith
I have been making Fire Vodka for Christmas for over 30 years. Some things have changed,...
Mar 7, 2013

Spiced Pumpkin Rum Coffee Creamer

By Tiffany Bannworth
We like to make our own creamers so we aren't victim to whatever they happen to...
Oct 3, 2012

Hot Cranberry Tea

By Deanne Dyer
The yummy, tasty drink is a tradition in our family during the holidays!
Oct 11, 2011

To Die For Hot Chocolate

By Staci Ojeda
I make this for my family (and friends) every year... it's a huge batch and have...
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