Category Archives for Beverages

Thanksgiving Smoothie Recipe

I love this smoothie as a healthy breakfast the day after Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving morning while I’m busy cooking. 1 can (16 oz.) cranberry sauce 1 bag (16 oz) frozen unsweetened peach slices, partially thawed 1 container (6 oz) vanilla yogurt 3/4 cup orange juice 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon Add everything in blender […]

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Hot Apple Cider Recipe

Makes 6 servings 6 cups apple cider 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 3 sticks cinnamon 1. Heat all ingredients to boiling in 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 10 minutes. 2. Strain cider mixture to remove cloves and cinnamon if desired. Serve hot. Hot Buttered Rum Spiced Cider: Make […]

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Juice That Goes On And On

I have discovered that 1 can of frozen orange juice can make a whole gallon of if I add a cup of sugar and dilute it with a gallon of water! It’s the cheapest thing I could find for my four growing boys to drink. Disclosure: Some of the links below are affilate links, meaning, […]

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Crockpot Wassail

2 quarts apple juice or cider 1t. whole cloves 2 cups orange juice ½ cup sugar 1 cup lemon juice 1 cinnamon stick 18 oz pineapple juice Heat on HIGH in crockpot until hot. Remove cloves and cinnamon stick. Simmer in pot to keep warm. 25-30 servings. Submitted by HBHW reader Susan S. and here […]

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Mulled Apple Juice From The Crockpot

1 quart apple juice ¾ t. pumpkin pie spice 4-5 cinnamon sticks Orange slices Whole cloves Combine all ingredients in slow cooker. Cook on high 2-4 hours. Keep warm until serving time. Submitted by HBHW reader Susan S. Another one of Susan’s favorite crockpot recipes is this crockpot wassail recipe. I haven’t had a chance […]

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Mulled Spiced Apple Drink

1 can (46 ounces) apple juice 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 2 cinnamon sticks 6 whole cloves In a medium saucepan, bring all ingredients to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 15 minutes. Strain. Serve warm. This recipe makes about 4 servings. Submitted by HBHW reader Susan S. Here’s another yummy crockpot drink recipe: Mulled […]

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Crockpot Apple Cider

8 whole cloves 4 cups apple cider 4 cups pineapple juice 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches) 1 individual tea bag Place cloves on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with kitchen string to form a bag. Place the remaining ingredients in a slow cooker; add spice bag. Cover and […]

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Crockpot Christmas Punch

1 bottle (32 oz) cranberry juice 1 can (32 oz) pineapple juice 1/3 cup red hot candies 1 cinnamon stick (3-1/2”) In slow cooker, combine ingredients, cook on low 2-5 hours. Remove cinnamon stick before serving. Makes 2 quarts. Submitted by HBHW reader Susan S. Here’s yet another yummy hot drink from your slowcooker. This […]

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Crockpot Orange Spiced Cider

4 cups unsweetened apple juice 1 can (12 ounces) orange juice concentrate, thawed 1/2 cup water 1 tablespoon red-hot candies 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon whole cloves Fresh orange slices and cinnamon sticks, optional Combine the first 5 ingredients in your crockpot. Place cloves in a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of […]

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Chai Tea Mix or Spiced Milk Tea

1/2 cup instant tea 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk 1/4 cup powdered coffee creamer 1/2 cup white or (better) brown sugar 1 tablespoon instant vanilla pudding mix 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ginger 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom 1/8 teaspoon black pepper In a resealable container combine all of […]

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Instant Cafe Au Lait

1-1/2 teaspoons instant coffee 1-1/2 teaspoons powdered creamer 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar 2 tablespoons dry milk Measure all of the ingredients into a coffee cup. Add hot water and stir to dissolve. Savor the flavor of savings. 1-1/2 teaspoons is the same as 1/2 a tablespoon or 1 very heaping teaspoon. Every time you drink this […]

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Fruit Smoothie

Fruit, any kind Juice, any kind Milk or yogurt, optional Ice cubes, optional Sweetener to taste (optional) This is more a method than a single recipe. You do need a blender to make smoothies. Food processors won’t blend the fruit finely enough to make a good beverage. After you have a blender you need fruit. […]

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Cafe Vienna Coffee Mix

1/2 cup instant coffee 2/3 cup sugar 1/2 cup instant nonfat dry milk powder 1/4 cup powdered coffee creamer 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 cup store bought instant butterscotch or vanilla flavored pudding mix (optional) Measure all of the ingredients into a clean, dry bowl. Use a fork to combine everything evenly. If you are ambitious, […]

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Cafe Latte Mix

1/2 cup instant coffee 1/3 cup sugar 1 cup instant non-fat dry milk powder 1/2 cup powdered coffee creamer 2 teaspoon vanilla This recipe has to be powdered in a blender. The vanilla makes things clumpy because it is a liquid, and the heaviness of the sugar makes it sink to the bottom while the […]

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Slushies

2 cups ice water 1 packet fruit-flavored drink mix (use your favorite flavor) 2/3 cup sugar 4 cups or 1 full tray of ice cubes You need a blender to prepare this recipe. Put all of the ingredients into your blender. It will be about 2/3 to 3/4’s full. Put the lid on. Process the […]

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