Tuesday Treats – Baby, It’s Cold Outside

snow 11-17-14 It might still be fall according to the calendar but Mother Nature has decided it’s winter! I think it’s time to warm up so here are some quick recipes for hot drinks.

Loco Coco
1 package coco mix
boiling water to mix
1 dollop (or 3) of peppermint schnapps

Great for sipping in front of a crackling fire, or a reasonable facsimile thereof. 😉

Bailey’s Irish Creme Coffee
1 cup hot coffee
1 oz. Bailey’s Irish Creme
whipped cream

Mix it, squirt the whipped cream on top, indulge

My former next-door neighbor made this every year as Christmas gifts. It’s yummy!

Homemade Hot Coco Mix

2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup cocoa (Dutch-process preferred)
2 1/2 cups powdered milk
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon cinnamon, or more to taste

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Keep in a sealed container. When ready to use, fill mug about half full with mix and pour hot water over it. Stir. You can also use hot milk for an extra-creamy drink. And yes, you can add schnapps. Coffee. And/or Baileys. Or…your choice. 😉

Do you have any warm-n-quick recipes to share? And be sure to stay warm! 😀


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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3 Responses to Tuesday Treats – Baby, It’s Cold Outside

  1. jovialvampyre says:


  2. Breakfast of Champions: Empty one packet rich-chocolate Carnation Instant Breakfast into a large coffee mug. Fill with coffee. Stir. Nutritious and delicious.

    Cocoa Coffee: One spoon cocoa, one spoon instant cappuccino mix, one spoon instant coffee and hot water. For a richer flavor, add more cocoa to taste.

    Thanks for the instant hot cocoa recipe. I’ve been wondering how to make that.

  3. Liza says:

    Those sound so yummy!

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