3 Fall Inspired Drinks You’ll Adore

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Fall not only marks a change in the weather and welcomes fall fashions. It also means the return of pumpkin-spiced everything. Many coffee shops like Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks see great success from their seasonal beverages, but this year, there have been reports that many of these pumpkin-flavored drinks actually don’t contain any pumpkin at all. The UK’s Daily Mail reported that Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte doesn’t contain any pumpkin, just pumpkin pie flavored syrup and a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. This may be a little upsetting, but here are a few other autumn-themed beverages for you to try.

Spiced Apple Cider

1 gallon

1 gallon fresh apple cider

10 cinnamon sticks

5 anise pods

3 teaspoons whole cloves

1 cup extra dark rum (optional)

Orange slices for garnish

Pour the cider into a large pot and simmer with the spices for 10-15 minutes. If you want, tie the spices up in cheesecloth for easy removal later – or just let people deal with cloves in their drinks. Add the rum at the end. Garnish with a slice of orange.

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Prep time: 10 minutes

 

Ingredients

• 1 15-ounce can pumpkin (chilled)

• 1 12-ounce can evaporated milk (chilled)

• 8 ounces vanilla yogurt

• 1/4 cup sugar

• 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

• Whipped cream, to taste (optional)

 

Directions

1. Combine pumpkin, milk, yogurt, sugar and spice in a blender; cover.

2. Blend until mixture is smooth.

3. Pour into glasses; top with whipped cream (if desired) and an additional sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice. Serves four.

 

(From Food.com)

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

For a twist on standard hot chocolate, you can add in other flavors like peanut butter. This recipe from Food.com takes a few hours to cook, but once it’s ready, you’ll have a rich, warm beverage to share with the household, office or party.

 

Prep time: 10 minutes, Cook time: 1-4 hours

 

Ingredients

• 1 cup powder chocolate milk mix or powder cocoa mix

• 8 cups hot water

• 3/4 cup chocolate syrup

• 1/4 cup peanut butter

• 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

 

Directions

1. Pour cocoa mix in a 3-4 quart slow cooker.

2. Carefully stir in hot water.

3. Stir in chocolate syrup.

4. Cover and cook on low heat for 3-4 hours or on high for 90 minutes to 2 hours.

5. Whisk in peanut butter and vanilla until smooth.

6. Ladle cocoa into mugs. Serves nine.

via Malikah Kelly http://malikahkellyqueens.com/3-fall-inspired-drinks-youll-adore/

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