Warm drinks with dinner

We've been enjoying hot cocoa almost every day with dinner lately. Aside from being warm and yummy, it also helps bribe Tiger Lily to eat her dinner. We've been using hot cocoa mix from the LDS cannery, which is fabulous, and I add about 3/4 teaspoon of peppermint extract per quart. Mmm.

I am trying to think up a few more ideas of warm drinks for a little variety.
  • Hot cocoa with other extracts added, such as coconut or orange
  • Hot apple cider
  • Hot honey lemonade
  • Hot vanilla
Do you have any other ideas?


  1. All of them sounds really yummy.. We put tiny marsmellows in it.. [too much sugar ,but oh so yummy,ha[

  2. I LOVE Russian Tea. It's pretty much Tang, instant tea, sugar and spices. There are a ton of recipes if you google. Any herbal teas are a treat as well. Celestial Seasonings has some yummy holiday flavors like gingerbread and candy cane that we like.

  3. Cannery Cocoa is the BEST. :D I love this time of year when I can have hot chocolate as much as possible. We like to do Wassail sometimes too.

  4. Mexican Christmas Fruit Punch! It's very similar to hot apple cider. Depending on where you live, you might be able to find a mix of frozen fruit at a Hispanic Food Store.

  5. Huh, I never would have thought about serving hot drinks with supper. That's a good idea, especially when it's so cold and the kids have just come in from playing or doing chores.