There are plenty of kid-friendly options for comforting drinks. Whether your kids crave something creamy or a soothing spiced concoction, these beverages will keep little ones warm during the winter months.
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1. Russian Tea
Cloves, cinnamon, tea, and juices combine for a super flavorful warm beverage. So, give this version of Russian tea to boost your child's immunity this winter. This is a drink that warm them up from the first sip, giving a nice cozy feeling from the inside out. And the cherry on top, it tastes amazing, makes the house smell great, and contains enough Vitamin C to keep seasonal flu away.
Here's what you need:
1 Gallon + 2 cups of filtered water
½ tbsp whole cloves
½ tbsp ground cinnamon
4 Bags or 2 teaspoons black tea
6 cups fresh orange juice
6 cups pineapple juice
4 cups apple juice
½ Cup lemon juice
Optional: ½ to 1 cup cane sugar or other natural sweeteners of your choice
1. Get out two pots – a large stockpot to start your water mixture, and a small one in which to brew your tea.
2. In the large pot, pour one gallon of water. Bring to a boil on high heat.
3. In the small pot, pour two cups of water and bring to a boil. Add the four tea bags and reduce heat to low.
4. When the large pot of water has come to a boil, add ½ teaspoon of cinnamon, ½ teaspoon of whole cloves and sugar
5. Pour in the tea that has been brewing.
6. Now add the juices and stir well. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and allow the tea to simmer for a few more minutes to make sure everything is fully combined.
- Shake well before serving.
- Children might find this tea sour, so don't shy away from adding more sugar.
-You can store it in the refrigerator and reheat.
2. Caramel Apple Cider
Caramel Apple Cider makes a delicious drink throughout the year, but especially during fall and winter! It boost immunity and soothes digestive system. This quick and easy recipe gives instructions for a single mug, It is a MUST have recipe!
Here's what you need for one:
1-1/2cups apple cider
1-1/2 tablespoons caramel sauce
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Follow these 3 easy steps:
1. Add apple cider and caramel sauce to a microwave-safe cup.
2. Heat at 80% power for 1 ½ minutes, stir and heat for another 1 ½ minutes, repeating until it reaches the desired temperature.
3. Remove from microwave and stir in vanilla.
-Use 100% fresh cold pressed apple cider for a refreshing taste
3. Harry Potter Butterbeer
Butterbeer is a fictional drink from the Harry Potter series, that is now a reality thanks to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The book mentions cold butterbeer in bottles or hot butterbeer in “foaming tankards”.
JK Rowling describes butterbeer as tasting “a little bit like less-sickly butterscotch” and it does have alcohol in it in the book (enough to get house-elves drunk).
But luckily, there is a non-alcoholic version of this ultimate wizarding winter warmer that your kids will fall in love with.
Here's what you need:
1/4cupSweetened Condensed Milk
2tablespoonsWhipped Butterroom temperature
1 1/2cups Vanilla Cream Soda
Follow these steps:
1.Combine condensed milk, butterscotch topping, and butter in a glass heatproof measuring cup.
2. Heat in microwave for 1 minute.
3.Remove and stir until butter has melted and incorporated into mixture.
4.Meanwhile heat cream soda in another heatproof measuring cup for 1 minute 30 seconds.
5.Divide butterscotch mixture between 2 (10 to 12-ounce) mugs.
6. Fill mugs with heated cream soda and stir thoroughly.
Pro tip: Serve garnished with an old-fashioned butterscotch candy stick, kids will love it.