11 Healthy Hot Drinks to Warm You Up

Save money—and calories—while indulging with these healthy hot drinks. You'll never have to stop at a coffee shop again!

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Warm Spiced Cider Punch

This is a nice warm-up punch—I like to serve it when there is a nip in the air. The aroma of the apple cider, orange juice and spices is wonderful as the punch simmers in the slow cooker. —Susan Smith, Forest, Virginia

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Lemon Thyme Green Tea

Fresh sprigs of lemon thyme make this citrusy tea so refreshing that it’s like sipping summer from a cup. In our family we like to drink it on the porch, while enjoying the warm weather. —Melissa Pelkey Hass, Waleska, Georgia

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Hot Ginger Coffee

I like to sit by the fire and sip this coffee on a cold winter day. It’s a wonderful warmup after shoveling snow, skiing, skating or snowmobiling. —Audrey Thibodeau, Gilbert, Arizona

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Sunburst Spiced Tea

Our home economists use oranges and lemon to lend a lovely citrus flavor to ordinary black tea. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Cinnamon Mocha Coffee

Most store-bought flavored coffees are quite expensive. So here’s a special early-morning beverage you can make at home. The aroma of cinnamon and cocoa makes this coffee hard to resist. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Spiced Hot Apple Cider

During cool-weather season, my husband and I take this soul-warming drink outside by the fire pit. Our house smells amazing while the cider is simmering! —Lisa Bynum, Brandon, Mississippi

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Lemon Spiced Tea

Cinnamon and honey really perk up the flavor of basic lemon tea. Add a splash of lemon extract to take this drink delightfully over the top. Adeline Russell, Hartford, Wisconsin

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Vanilla-Almond Coffee

This recipe is perfect for any coffee lover. Instead of buying flavored coffees, I make my own using flavored extracts for baking. You can prepare this with decaffeinated coffee, too.—Tina Christensen, Addison, Illinois

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Hot Apple Punch

With its soothing cinnamon seasoning, this fresh and flavorful apple punch is a must for Christmastime. —Dawn Supina, Edmonton, Alberta

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Spiced Mint Tea

This delightful recipe makes teatime special. Dress up this homemade fresh mint tea with spices and a bit of honey if you like. —Ione Banks, Jefferson, Oregon

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Winter Herb Tea Mix

This caffeine-free option is a sweet-spicy blend of mint, sage, rosemary, thyme and honey that melts away winter blahs. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

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