All the Nourishing Winter Drinks
Along with winter comes the deep need for warming drinks. Even down here in the south when the weather gets “colder” the drinks get warmer! This year I’ve rounded up over 70 comforting, nourishing winter drinks to soothe your body and spirit. Teas, hot chocolates, ciders, lattes, spiked drinks… you name it!
Cozy Oat Tea from An Edible Mosaic
Anti-Inflammatory Golden Milk – Nourish your immune system while you warm yourself up with this easy, homemade anti-inflammatory golden milk! It’s perfectly safe for paleo and GAPS diets.
Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Drink – High in anti-oxidants, this tea from Real Food RN is a great way to warm up while simply ‘sipping on goodness.’
Ayurvedic Golden Milk – Crafted using a slew of robust spices and healthy ingredients, this Ayurvedic golden milk from Unique Cookes is the simplest golden milk latte recipe you’ll ever find. It is the ultimate comforting winter drink to make and enjoy!
Butter Tea – What is Butter Tea? Check out this ancient traditional beverage from Eat Beautiful to find out!
Chocolate Chamomile Moon Milk – Calm down before bed with this nourishing and delicious chocolate chamomile moon milk. Perfect for kiddos, and for adults, too! Fits into paleo and full GAPS diets.
Cozy Oat Tea – You’ll love this cozy oat tea from An Edible Mosaic. It’s a warming drink that’s flavored with cinnamon, honey, and vanilla. And it’s also said to have immune-boosting benefits!
Earl Grey Tea with Milk – No need to spend so much on milk tea or even leave the house, with this simple yet delicious earl grey tea with milk recipe from Thyme For Flavor!
Garlic Tea – This garlic tea recipe from Clean Eating Kitchen is based on a traditional healing recipe for colds and sniffles. While the garlic flavor is potent, the overall flavor of the tea is balanced by other healthy ingredients including raw honey and lemon juice.
Anti-Inflammatory Golden Milk from Raia’s Recipes
Healing Elderflower Tea – Refresh and nourish yourself with this easy and delicious honey elderflower tea! With only a few ingredients that are packed with nutrition, you’ll love sipping on this lovely tea.
Hokkaido Milk Tea – This Hokkaido milk tea recipe from Pure & Simple Nourishment is the best! It’s so easy to make and this Japanese sweet tea has the most rich and creamy flavor. Made with just a few simple ingredients including Hokkaido milk, black tea, and honey.
Honey Ginger Tea – Find relief and healing with this easy, homemade honey ginger tea. It’s perfect for nourishing bodies and warming insides!
Honey Ginger Warm Milk – This honey ginger warm milk from Through the Fibro Fog has delicious sweet flavors with a hint of spice. Very quick and easy to make on the stovetop!
Honey-Sweetened Horchata – Thick, creamy, and delicious, this nourishing honey-sweetened horchata is packed full of vitamins, minerals, and prebiotics! It’s a sweet, cinnamon-y favorite.
Hokkaido Milk Tea from Pure & Simple Nourishment
Matcha Tea with Milk – This matcha tea with milk from Texanerin is creamy, robust, and slightly sweet with maple syrup and a hint of vanilla. It’s easy to make by blending 4 ingredients to supercharge your day with a tasty, healthy beverage.
Non-Alcoholic Hot Toddy – Capture the warmth and flavor of a classic hot toddy without the alcohol. This recipe for a non-alcoholic hot toddy from Jamil Ghar combines a soothing blend of black tea, honey, fresh lemon juice, and whole spices.
Nutmeg Milk – This cozy nutmeg milk from Through the Fibro Fog is so easy to make with minimal ingredients on the stovetop! It’s warming, has a hint of spice and perfect for the colder weather.
Russian Tea – This Russian tea recipe from Real Food RN is gut-healing and healing the entire body!
Sea Buckthorn Tea – Delicious immune and metabolism boosting sea buckthorn tea from Happy Kitchen will support your health and make your skin glow! Being an amazing source of nutrients and vitamins, this healing tea is worth to try to stay healthy through the winter!
Winter Spiced Tea – This intensely-flavored winter spiced tea from Caroha is made with berry tea, Christmas spices, orange, and honey.
Cinnamon Yerba Mate Latte from Raia’s Recipes
Beetroot Latte – This easy, healthy beet latte is a caffeine-free vibrant pink latte with delicious sweet vanilla and nutty flavor. It’s the perfect pre-workout drink to boost your stamina, endurance, and energy for the day.
Chai Matcha Latte – This chai matcha latte from Texanerin is warm, cozy and super easy to make at home with just 5 ingredients. It has sweet and spicy notes coupled with an extra boost of matcha powder. Paleo and vegan, too!
Cinnamon Matcha Latte – This cinnamon matcha latte from Avocado Skillet is warming and perfect for cold winter days.
Cinnamon Yerba Mate Latte – Nourishing and comforting, this paleo cinnamon yerba mate latte is just what your day needs! Full of nutritional ingredients, and no fancy equipment required, you’ll be enjoying this latte over and over.
Coconut Matcha Latte – This coconut matcha latte from Allergy Free Alaska is a delicious and healthy drink that combines the earthy flavors of matcha green tea powder with the creamy richness of coconut milk. Sweetened to taste with your sweetener of choice, it can be enjoyed hot or cold.
Creamy Black Sesame Latte – This caffeine-free black sesame latte from What Great Grandma Ate is creamy, nutty, unique, full of flavor, and absolutely delicious! It’s a fun and festive drink any time of year!
Chai Matcha Latte from Texanerin
Easy Pink Beet Latte – This cozy, frothy, pink latte recipe from What Great Grandma Ate is made with plant-based milk, beetroot, warming spices, and a hint of vanilla and honey. Simple ingredients with delicious, naturally sweet results. It’s healthy and so comforting on a chilly day!
Peppermint Matcha Latte – Stay calm and focused with the slow-release caffeine in this delicious paleo peppermint matcha latte! It’s packed with nutrients and easy to make, so you can enjoy it fuss-free whenever you need!
Pumpkin Chai Latte – Comforting, warm, and healthy, this paleo and refined-sugar free pumpkin chai latte is the perfect way to begin a chilly day. It’s simple and delicious and fits into the full GAPS diet, as well!
Sweet Potato Latte (Korean Goguma Latte) – Warm up on a cold winter day with a creamy and delicious sweet potato latte from Go Eat Green. This comforting vegan drink made with almond milk, cooked sweet potato, and maple syrup infused with nutty flavor tastes like a sweet potato pie in a mug.
The Very Best Matcha Latte – High in nourishing, healing fats, rich in grassy, soothing flavors, this calming matcha latte from Eat Beautiful is everything a morning cutp should be: healthful, delicious and … frankly, addictive. Not really, it’s just SO delicious and healthy that it’s habit-forming.
Vanilla Maca Latte – One of my favorite comforts is a warm mug in my hands and time to sit back and enjoy the delicious drink. This creation from Delicious Obsessions, a vanilla maca latte made with herbal coffee, has quickly become my warm drink of choice.
White Chocolate Matcha Latte – This decadent, creamy white chocolate matcha latte from Delicious Obsessions will quickly become a new favorite in your house. Each cup brings the perfect balance between rich cocoa flavor and earthy matcha (and all of the nutrition they bring).
Instant Pot Apple Cider from Sweet Savory Spoon
Ciders & Fruity Drinks
Instant Pot Spiced Apple Cider – This cider from Recipes to Nourish is so easy to make from scratch! Skip the store-bought apple cider and make this easy and delicious, sugar-free, maple sweetened, 10 Minute Instant Pot Spiced Apple Cider from scratch instead!
Homemade Apple Cider – Learn how to make homemade apple cider in a few easy steps! This crockpot apple cider recipe from Strength & Sunshine is so simple to make with customizable flavor options and no added sugar! Have your hot cider mulling away in your slow cooker or on the stovetop, filling your home with all the cozy aromas of fall and winter!
Hot Black Currant & Orange Citrus Drink – Not only is this lovely cup from Christina’s Cucina full of super fruit nutrients, but it tastes absolutely delicious! It’s a perfect way to nourish your body if you’re feeling exhausted and needing an immune-boost.
Hot Spiced Apple Juice – This simple hot spiced apple juice from Let’s Go Tomato is the perfect cold winter drink. It is super easy to make and tastes like pure coziness in a cup.
Instant Pot Apple Cider – There’s just something about the thought of sipping on a cozy cup of warm apple cider that just screams fall! This recipe for Instant Pot apple cider from Sweet Savory Spoon is the easiest way to get that homemade apple cider goodness anytime you want!
Kinderpunsch (German Christmas Punch) – This Kinderpunsch from Dinner At the Zoo is a hot German drink made with fruit juices and tea. An easy and flavorful punch!
Slow Cooker Apple Cider – This slow cooker apple cider from Dinner At the Zoo is so easy to make, and is perfect for parties and gatherings!
Honey Latte from Neighbor Food
Apple Crisp Oat Milk Macchiato – A steaming cup of velvety espresso kissed with apple, cinnamon, and vanilla, then sweetened with brown sugar mixed in a fruity drink. This apple crisp oatmilk macchiato from Joyful Dumplings perfectly balances decadence and comfort.
Cardamom Latte – This creamy and fragrant cardamom latte from Aubrey’s Kitchen is warm and inviting. Adding this unique spice brings a sweet, floral and peppery flavor to your homemade latte that you won’t soon forget.
Cardamom Latte with Brown Sugar – This cardamom latte from Next In Lime can rival seasonal favorites from the big coffee chains and does not require any barista skills. Just steep the milk with ground cardamom, brown sugar and vanilla extract. Then froth it and mix with fresh coffee/espresso. That simple!
Cinnamon Ginger Latte – Nourishing and comforting, this cinnamon ginger latte is a perfect pick-me-up on on a busy day, or a great way to warm yourself on a chilly morning.
Cocoa Butter Bulletproof Coffee – This delicious drink from Eat Beautiful is the absolute most delicious version of bulletproof coffee, with a fine creamy foam and rich chocolate flavor.
Gingerbread Spiced Mocha Latte from Raia’s Recipes
Easy Honey Latte – A cozy honey latte from Neighbor Food is a soothing, subtly sweet coffee drink perfect for the winter months.
Gingerbread Latte – This copy-cat Starbuck’s gingerbread latte from Joyful Dumplings is a blend of spicy gingerbread flavor and robust espresso, topped with a light, frothy oat milk foam that’s sure to become a new staple for you and your loved ones.
Gingerbread Spiced Mocha Latte – Perfectly spiced, with a hint of chocolate, this gingerbread spiced mocha latte is a delicious and comforting drink. It’s great for a treat or something fancy to wake up to!
Can’t do coffee, but want the flavor? Try one of these easy and delicious coffee substitutes!
Herbal Pumpkin Mocha – What better way to celebrate winter than with a delicious and easy to make paleo herbal pumpkin mocha? It’s nourishing and full of comforting flavors. (Pictured on title image.)
Hot Buttered Toffee “Coffee” – Skip the toxic sugar bomb from the coffee shop and protect your health with this delicious hot drink from Delicious Obsessions. It is also great for those with sensitivity to caffeine.
Nourishing Coffee Substitute – This easy 2 ingredient DIY coffee substitute from Whole New Mom is liver loving and tastes great!
Traditional Eggnog from Eat Beautiful
Eggnogs & Spiked Drinks
Classic Hot Toddy – This classic warm libation from Sense & Edibility is easy to make and soothing on cold winter nights.
Dark Chocolate Eggnog – This easy paleo dark chocolate eggnog is a delicious and nutritious twist on the classic holiday drink. It’s easy to make and full of vitamins and minerals!
Dark Hot Chocolate Shots – These delicious dark hot chocolate shots are just what you need when you’re looking for something quick and healthy to satisfy your chocolate cravings!
Dark Hot Chocolate with Amaretto – This rich dark hot chocolate with amaretto from The Littlest Crumb is the best creamy spiked alcoholic hot chocolate. Milk, dark chocolate, sugar and vanilla melted together. A shot of amaretto mixed in, topped with whipped cream, sliced almonds and chocolate sauce.
Easy Dairy-Free Eggnog – You are going to swoon for this dairy-free eggnog from Delicious Obsessions! If you have a taste for the ‘nog, but don’t want the thick, overly sweet stuff from the grocery store, this is your recipe. This easy dairy-free eggnog is easy to make, uses a handful of simple ingredients, and tastes amazing. A million times better than the ‘nog you grew up drinking.
German Mullen Wine (Gluhwein) – This easy and warming German mulled wine recipe (Gluhwein) from Happy Kitchen is a perfect drink to serve during winter season.
Glühwein from Cooking with Elo
Hot Buttered Rum – Need a delicious, comforting adult-friendly drink? This easy hot buttered rum is it! It’s packed with delicious, nourishing ingredients (well, other than rum), and every one of them is real too. No fake flavorings here! I know you are all surprised…
Hot Chocolate with Liquor – Need a warming drink for the holidays? This boozy hot chocolate with liquor from Cooking with Elo combines the ultimate cozy winter drink with one of your favorite liquors. Discover different types of alcohol that taste best in hot chocolate and choose the one that you love the most!
Hot German Wine (Glühwein) – Do you want to make the best hot German wine that tastes just like the ones they serve on Christmas markets? Then, follow this easy Glühwein recipe from Cooking with Elo to learn how to make traditional German mulled wine. It is super flavorful, perfectly spiced, lightly sweetened and tastes better than any store-bought mulled wine.
Pumpkin Eggnog – Thick, creamy, nourishing, and delicious, this homemade paleo pumpkin eggnog has it all! It’s so easy to make, you’ll be enjoying it all winter long, guilt-free!
Quick & Simple Eggnog – Celebrate the winter holidays with this simple and quick eggnog from Raising Generation Nourished. Made with or without the dairy, and sweetened with natural sweeteners or dates!
Rich & Creamy Vegan Eggnog – Snuggle up with a cup of this vegan eggnog from Whole New Mom while in front of the fire, for an after dinner healthy treat, or anytime!
Dark Hot Chocolate with Amaretto from The Littlest Crumb
Slow Cooker Wassail – Wassail means “good health.” This slow-cooker version from Sense & Edibility gives you time to enjoy your family while still having a warm, mulled libation close at hand.
Spiced Mulled Wine with Blackberries – This mulled wine from the Forked Spoon takes a classic holiday beverage, blends red wine with brandy, fruits, and aromatic mulling spices such as cloves, star anise, and cinnamon, creating a deliciously cozy drink that’s sure to warm you from the inside.
Spiked Apple Cider – This spiked apple cider from Garlic & Zest is warmly spiced and perfect for fall and winter sipping. Whole mulling spices and fresh citrus balance the flavors in the warm apple cider while white wine and rum kick it up a notch.
Traditional Eggnog – This traditional eggnog recipe from Eat Beautiful gives you a thick eggnog (the best texture) — without the unnatural thickeners so common in commercial recipes. Use your favorite non-dairy or raw milk. Suitable for ancestral real food diets: Paleo, Gluten-free and Low Carb, this holiday favorite is at its best without refined sweeteners or additives.
Vegan Eggnog – This vegan eggnog recipe from Pure & Simple Nourishment is the best! It has such a rich and delicious flavor and you will love its thick creamy texture. Even though it’s egg free it tastes just like traditional eggnog and is perfect for the holidays. It’s also dairy free and paleo and so easy to make!
Winter Wassail – This winter wassail from Raising Generation Nourished is s a warm celebration of winter with seasonal spices, cider, and a little spike if you wish!
Mexican Hot Chocolate from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Cocoas & Chocolates
Adaptogenic Hot Chocolate – Support your adrenals and nourishing your body with this adaptogenic hot chocolate from Whole New Mom. It’s the perfect healthier substitute for your morning coffee or cuppa to cozy up with in the evening.
Almond Orange Hot Cocoa – This almond orange hot cocoa is a delicious and nourishing twist on a classic winter drink. Made with almond milk and sweetened with honey, it’s a healthy and warming treat.
Best Ever Mexican Hot Chocolate – This Mexican hot chocolate from Melanie Cooks is like liquid gold! Forget the cocoa powder – this contains the REAL melted chocolate with cinnamon and spices! Once you try this Mexican hot chocolate recipe, you’ll never want your hot chocolate any other way!
Bone Broth Hot Chocolate – This bone broth hot chocolate from Less With Laur is the coziest, gut-friendly treat offering a nutrient-dense twist on the classic beverage that’s both delicious and packed with health benefits.
Buttered Chai Hot Chocolate – Creamy and delicious, with just the right amount of spice, this primal and full GAPS-friendly buttered chai hot chocolate is sure to breathe new life into your hot chocolate relationship.
Cozy Oat Milk Hot Chocolate – Oat milk hot chocolate: a smooth, velvety treat that’s just the right amount of sweet. This recipe from At My Table is perfect for families seeking an allergy-friendly, chocolatey delight, that’s perfect as is or dressed up with marshmallows and coconut cream!
Creamy Chai Hot Chocolate – Warm up with a mug of dairy-free, honey-sweetened chai hot chocolate from Fit Mama Real Food! The chai spice blend really adds depth to this homemade hot chocolate mix.
Rose Hot Chocolate from Next In Lime
Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate – Get all the comforts of hot chocolate without all the junk. This delicious recipe from Real Food RN also has lots of healthy fats and health benefits.
Golden Milk Hot Cocoa – Spice up your hot cocoa life and nourish yourself at the same time with this delicious golden milk hot cocoa. It’s fully paleo and GAPS-friendly, and a fun way to introduce anti-inflammatory goodness to your diet!
Healing Tahini Hot Chocolate – On those blustery winter days, cozy up under a warm blanket with a good book and a mug of this healing tahini hot chocolate from Strength & Sunshine. This healthy cocoa recipe is gluten-free, vegan, paleo, keto, and top 8 allergen free. This winter beverage with healing spices like turmeric will warm the body, mind, and soul!
Healthy Hot Chocolate – This cacao hot chocolate recipe from Haute & Healthy Living is a delicious and healthy way to warm up throughout the winter months or holiday season! Made with cacao powder, almond milk and sweetened with maple syrup, this hot beverage is perfectly rich and decadent, but nutrient-rich and lower in calories and sugar than the classic version.
Hot Carob – Hot carob is a delicious and nourishing drink if you’re looking for a caffeine-free hot cocoa substitute! It’s full of vitamins and minerals and totally delicious!
Hot Carob Drink – This recipe from Eat Beautiful is so deliciously comforting: dark, frothy, rich, hot and creamy. It’s a great replacement for hot chocolate, that’s healthier, gentler and with better nutrients. No milk is used in this recipe, and it even includes a recipe for hot carb mix: a powder you can make in bulk, to just mix up your drink faster each time you want it. Or, give the Mix as a gift.
Hot Chocolate Matcha Latte – A cozy spin on a seasonal favorite, this hot chocolate matcha latte from What Great Grandma Ate combines cocoa powder, matcha powder, maple syrup, & dairy-free milk to make a creamy, decadent holiday treat. It’s not only delicious, but it’s also healthy too!
Peppermint White Hot Chocolate from Raia’s Recipes
Lavender White Hot Chocolate – Drink in loveliness with this warm, sweet, creamy and nourishing drink from Eat Beautiful. It’s both soothing and exciting! This recipe is Paleo or Primal, Keto, Low Carb and GAPS.
Mexican Hot Chocolate – Cozy and warming Mexican hot chocolate is lightly spiced with cinnamon and contains a little kick of cayenne pepper for extra heat. This special take on hot chocolate from Cupcakes & Kale Chips uses real chocolate and whole milk plus lots of fluffy whipped cream to top it off.
Nourishing Spiced Hot Cocoa – On chilly mornings and evenings, there’s nothing like a cup of this nourishing spiced hot cocoa to warm you up. This less-traditional version boasts subtle spices to kick the warmth up a notch.
Oat Milk Hot Cocoa – This healthy oat milk hot cocoa from Savor the Spoonful is so creamy and easy to make. It is made with simple, plant-based ingredients which make it vegan, dairy-free, and naturally gluten-free.
Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate – This Peanut butter hot chocolate from the Conscious Plant Kitchen is a rich, thick hot chocolate for peanut butter lovers. Plus, this is dairy-free hot chocolate, perfect for sharing with all family and friends this winter.
Peppermint White Hot Chocolate – This paleo, honey-sweetened peppermint white hot chocolate is a favorite holiday drink in my house. It’s nourishing, delicious, and super easy to whip up.
Perfect Homemade Hot Cocoa – No need to feel guilty enjoying a mugful of this delicious perfect homemade hot cocoa! It’s packed full of good-for-you ingredients!
Adaptogenic Hot Chocolate from Whole New Mom
Persian Hot Chocolate – This recipe from Potter in the Wild is no regular cup of hot chocolate, but a decadent and delicious drink to satisfy a chocolate lover’s cravings combined with a blend of warming spices like cardamom, cinnamon, and saffron.
Real Food Instant Pot Hot Cocoa for a Crowd – This easy, real food Instant Pot hot cocoa makes enough for a crowd, so it’s perfect for all your holiday get-togethers! With easy paleo, vegan, and keto options, it’s safe for everyone.
Rose Hot Chocolate – Meet your new warm-me-up treat, rose hot chocolate from Next In Lime. A velvety hot chocolate with a lovely floral uplift from rose water. It’s your favorite winter beverage but with a dash of fancy.
Strawberry White Hot Chocolate – With just 6 grams of net carbs, this drink from Eat Beautiful is warm, chocolatey and fruity! Pretty and delicious, this happy, cozy beverage is perfect for keto, low carb, paleo and GAPS diets. Enjoy this rich, creamy and sweet drink every season of the year, made with fresh or frozen berries.
Sweet Beet Hot Chocolate – This sweet beet hot chocolate from Recipes to Nourish is a fun twist on the traditional warming drink. This beautiful, deep pink and creamy nourishing drink is protein-rich, paleo-friendly, chocolaty and sweet with subtle earthy notes.
Almond Orange Hot Cocoa from Raia’s Recipes
Vegan Hot Chocolate – An easy vegan hot chocolate recipe from the Conscious Plant Kitchen made from scratch using 6 wholesome ingredients, including cocoa powder and almond milk. Bonus, this recipe is also gluten-free with sugar-free, low-carb options!
Vegan Instant Hot Chocolate Mix – A super simple 3-ingredient DIY vegan instant hot chocolate mix from Strength & Sunshine you can whip up in a flash! Sugar-free, gluten-free, paleo, keto, and allergy-free, this healthy hot cocoa mix recipe is perfect for holiday gifts or stocking the pantry with a quick a cozy drink to warm the soul!
Vegan Peppermint Hot Chocolate – This vegan peppermint hot chocolate recipe from the Conscious Plant Kitchen is the a delicious hot chocolate for the holiday season. It’s a creamy, velvety hot cocoa with a hint of peppermint that even the kids will love.
Vegan Peppermint White Hot Chocolate – Eat Beautiful’s recipe is utterly satisfying and delicious! Sweet and minty, rich and dessert-like, this creamy treat is also full of good fats and unparalleled chocolate flavor! Keto, Low Carb, Paleo and Vegan.
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