Christmas Morning in a Mug

Close your eyes for just a second and play through your childhood memories of Christmas morning. The joyful excitement that Santa had come, the twinkling Christmas tree hugged by colorful gifts of all shapes and sizes. Maybe there was a fresh dusting of snow outside; soft holiday music playing in the background; the fireplace crackling; warm, fleece pajamas; and the whole experience punctuated by the light aroma of a fresh pot of coffee wafting through the air.
This year, let’s elevate that standard cup of coffee and celebrate the holiday with one of these creamy, delicious Christmas morning drink recipes. From chai tea to crock-pot peppermint mocha, you’re bound to feel a touch of the holiday spirit with every sip.
Without straying too far from that traditional cup of Joe, this white spiced coffee is infused with delicious whole milk; uses spices like cardamom and cinnamon; and sweetened with a touch of honey. We think you’ll approve.
If coffee isn’t your cup of tea and you want something the whole family will enjoy sipping on during your gift exchange, this creamy cup of hot cocoa is sure to please. With hints of cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla, it’s going to be hard not to ask for more. Don’t forget the whipped cream!
We all know that chai tea lattes have a little bit of sweetness, a little bit of spice and a whole lot of creamy goodness. This chai tea’s secret ingredient is a healthy dose of pure maple syrup. We bet you won’t be able to resist this one.
If you think minty candy canes go hand-in-hand with Christmas morning, then a mug full of this peppermint mocha is really going to get your holiday started out right. Especially because this slow cooker beverage recipe practically makes itself. And that homemade peppermint syrup? Yes, please.
This list just isn’t complete without a healthy dose of eggnog. Blending together rich eggnog with real cream and espresso, this recipe will likely become your morning staple. Top it with a pinch of nutmeg and it’s nearly perfection.
Cheers to you and yours this holiday season!