Autumn is upon us in the Northern Hemisphere, and it's time to curl up with a cozy cup of pumpkin-spice cocoa, hot apple cider, or harvest punch. Read on for some of our favorite fall teatime drinks!
Whether you're in the mood for a warm mug of cider with steam curling up the edges, or if you want to beat the last of the summer heat with a sparkling punch, we've got you covered with autumnal options for your next teatime.
Milkshakes and More
- Caramel apple milkshake: If you aren't quite ready to let summer go, this milkshake is the perfect way to say goodbye. Be warned: it's very sweet! Recipe from My Organized Chaos.
- Sparkling apple cider floats: While root beer floats are great all year round, these apple cider floats are a great seasonal option. The prep is very easy, but again, this sweet treat from Domestically Blissful may be best as dessert!
- Pumpkin pie smoothie: Have you ever wanted to drink a pumpkin pie? Well, you're in luck: this recipe from the Hidden Veggies is not only pie in smoothie form, but it's also a healthy teatime option!
- Festive sparkling cider: For a twist on the classic hot cider, why not try some sparkling cider instead! Use this recipe from Domestically Blissful as a guide or dream up your own sparkling possibilities.
- Golden apple punch: This recipe calls for apple juice, white grape juice, lemonade, and ginger ale for a refreshing fall drink. You'll need to scroll to the end of the page for the recipe from Stone Gable Blog.
- Autumn punch: With a mix of apple, orange, and cranberry juice, this punch from Served Up with Love has the perfect blend of sweet and tartness for a teatime drink.
- Golden glow water: This drink from Half Baked Harvest is a healthy alternative to sugar-laden fall drinks, and it has enough sweetness to be popular with the whole family!
Hot Cider with a Twist
- Crock pot apple cider: If you'd like to dump your cider in the crock pot and leave it to fill the house with autumnal smells while it simmers, then this recipe from Almost Supermom is perfect!
- Maple apple cider: For an easy twist on traditional cider, check out this recipe from Half Baked Harvest.
- Cranberry orange cider: This cider from Persnickety Plates will give you a dose of tartness and plenty of vitamin C to combat cold-weather sickness!
All About Chocolate
- Slow cooker pumpkin spice hot chocolate: For a magical blend of cocoa and pumpkin, look no farther than this simple slow cooker recipe from The Magical Slow Cooker.
- Orange hot chocolate: There are lots of ways you can spice up your hot chocolate, from butterscotch to peppermint. But for autumn, why not try this delicious orange-based hot cocoa from Home Made Lovely?
- Set up your own hot cocoa bar: Use the ingredients you have on hand and try classic combos as well as new and creative hot cocoa mixes. You can even award prizes for the best new flavors of cocoa! Check out some ideas from My Creative Manner.
Be sure to share your favorite teatime memories with us here!