Warm Winter Drink Recipes

4 Warm Winter Drink Recipes for Your Reusable


‘Tis the season to stay cozy and warm! And what better way to warm up your insides than with a few piping-hot beverages in your favorite Cupanion?

Whether you’re hosting friends and family at your home for the holidays, or you’re just wanting a single (reusable) cup of comfort for on-the-go, nearly every occasion can be enhanced with a nice warm beverage.

To give you a little inspiration, here’s a roundup of a few of our favorite warm drinks recipes.

Cardamom Coffee

Mornings can be particularly difficult in the winter. Add a unique spin to the start of your day with the Indian staple, cardamom. This easy recipe from MyRecipes.com involves the simmered spice for a caffeinated winter kick.


  • Seeds from 1 cardamom pod, crushed
  • 3/4 c. low-fat milk
  • 3 tbsp finely ground coffee
  • Sugar
    Simmer cardamom seeds and milk in a small saucepan over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Heat 2/3 cup water almost to boiling. Put ground coffee in a drip cone set on a Cupanion cup of your choice. Pour water over grounds. Strain milk into coffee. Stir sugar in if you like.

    Matcha Milk

    Are you a green tea fan? Shape Magazine offers this foamy, creamy matcha latte, which, with almond milk and agave syrup, is also a pretty healthy drink option.


  • 1 tbsp. matcha powder
  • 1 c. hot almond milk
  • 1 tsp agave syrup (or other sweetener)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon or nutmeg, if desired
    Blend matcha powder with milk. Stir in agave syrup and vanilla extract. Sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg if desired.

    Gingerbread Hot Cocoa

    Get a jump-start on your holiday cookie fix with this yummy Gingerbread Hot Cocoa from thehopelesshousewife.com made with allspice, ginger, and other spicy flavors.


  • 1 c. milk
  • 1/8 c. cocoa powder
  • 1/8 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Whipped cream for topping
    Heat milk in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. While warming the milk, combine the cocoa powder, brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice and ginger in small bowl. Whisk into the milk until hot. Serve with whipped cream and sprinkled cinnamon.

    Tea and Hot Cider

    For a richer teatime experience, simply swap out the water for hot cider in this Smart Cupanion mug. Sweet apple cider infused with early grey is especially good! Bonus: You don’t even need a recipe!

    Got any more warm holiday beverages that you enjoy in your reusable during the season? Let us know in the comments!

    P.S. To get one of our stainless steel hot drink reusables for yourself, check out our online store.

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