Kinderpunsch is an alcohol-free, warming drink, served mainly at Christmas markets in Germany. Substitute white wine for apple juice if you prefer.
These popular snack fruits are outstanding sources of vitamin C; they also supply folate and fibre as well as flavonoids, which are cancer-fighting compounds.
Some people enjoy these delicious butters and sauces even more than the Christmas pudding(recipe on this website) itself.
A very easy but very tasty double hot chocolate and easy to make by heating the milk in the microwave.
Hot chocolate made from scratch in the microwave using grated dark chocolate and an egg. If your kids can use the microwave, they can make this recipe!
A light, easy and non-alcoholic eggnog.
Nice treat in the festive seasons for the little ones. Young or old everyone enjoys these. Wrap in coloured paper with ribbon for little gifts around dinner table.
Rich chocolaty rum flavoured balls. These are rolled in chocolate sprinkles but you can also dip in melted choc, and/or roll in coconut or dust icing sugar over the top.
My Nanna gave me this recipe and can be used to make chocolate truffles or rum balls. For chocolate truffles just omit the rum and add vanilla essence instead.
An alcoholic hot chocolate that will kick you into next week!
Grated white chocolate, hot milk and vanilla - a hot chocolate with a difference and perfect for any winter party or Christmas in July.
This is a nice recipe all year around but seems really good at Christmas when the chocolate and brandy really match the season's flavours.
This is a recipe for eggnog which is something that I had always heard of but never had until I found this recipe. You can also use freshly grated nutmeg for dusting along with the cinnamon.
This is a lovely festive alcoholic drink, perfect for cold nights. Red wine is heated with orange juice, cinnamon, star anise, cloves and orange liqueur.
Chai, a milky spiced tea that originated in India, is suddenly everywhere. It's easy to brew your own blend of this warming drink, and you can customise the amounts of spices to meet your tastes.
Just a family favourite.
This is a wonderful Christmas sauce for the roast. It goes well with turkey, chicken or any meat really.
The tart flavour of fresh cranberries with a hint of orange. I like to add a little grated orange rind too! Its great with roast turkey or ham at Christmas time or with desserts as well.
You can spice up regular hot chocolate with a little cinnamon and chilli powder to make the perfect winter warmer.
Although Christmas comes in our summer, it can be pleasant to serve a traditional warm drink as a nightcap.