This holiday season, warm up those cold nights with any of these three delicious and festive drink recipes: Sephra's hot chocolate, Christmas cider or eggnog. Try each recipe throughout the season as you entertain friends and family or simply choose your favorite to please your palette over and over again.
Warm up Your Night with Sephra's Hot ChocolateYour hot beverage fountain is ideal for serving mug after mug of piping hot and delicious hot chocolate. The aroma alone will prompt at least one refill, so be sure to make enough for thirsty guests! Sephra's hot chocolate recipe for one calls for bringing 1 cup of milk (whole or low fat) to just below a boil before pouring over 1 cup of Sephra's premium dark chocolate chips, 1 tbsp. brown sugar, a ¼ tsp. cinnamon and a pinch of cayenne pepper. To make this recipe in your beverage fountain, multiply this recipe by the number of servings you want, and once the milk is poured over the ingredients and mixed well, add the deliciousness to the beverage fountain to keep the hot chocolate coming throughout the evening.
Spread Christmas Cheer with Hot Christmas Cider It's easy to fill your house with the tempting scent of mulled Christmas cider, whether you're hosting a small get-together, decorating the Christmas tree or want to warm up your children after an afternoon of sledding. In a large pot, mix 2 quarts of apple cider with ¼ cup packed brown sugar, 1.2 tsp. salt and a pinch of nutmeg and heat. Then, place ½ tsp. whole allspice, 1 tsp. whole cloves and 1 cinnamon stick in cheesecloth and add to apple cider mixture. Add to your hot beverage fountain, along with a large quartered orange with peel, and you'll have a crowd in no time.
Indulge in Holiday Eggnog You always have the option of purchasing your favorite store-made brand of eggnog and running the liquid through your beverage fountain, especially if you are hosting a party and want to keep the eggnog flowing. If you want to make eggnog, however, this recipe is easy and delicious. Simply combine 4 cups milk, 5 whole cloves, ½ tsp. vanilla extract and 1 tsp. cinnamon in a saucepan and slowly bring this mixture to a boil. Meanwhile in a separate bowl, combine 12 egg yolks with 1 ½ cups sugar and whisk vigorously until fluffy. Slowly whisk in the hot milk mixture and then pour everything back into the saucepan. Cook until thick (don't allow it to boil) and then strain out cloves and cool. Before you add the liquid to your beverage fountain, stir in 2 ½ cups light rum (optional), 4 cups cream, 2 tsps. vanilla extract and ½ tsp. nutmeg and set the beverage fountain on no heat. This rich and creamy addition will help make your holiday party a success!