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10 Fun Fall Drinks – Get in the Festive Fall Spirit Now!

Hey KC! The weather has been getting colder and the leaves are changing! And, if you haven’t noticed, Pumpkin Spice has been popping up everywhere!  Bridgette, from our iFamily Mom & Dad Squad, is here to share some of her favorite festive fall drink recipes with us!

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10 Festive Fall Drinks

That’s right, fall is in full swing throughout the metro area and I, for one, am loving it! Not only am I stocking up on pumpkins but I am already planning my Thanksgiving menu!

Normally, during the Fall and Thanksgiving season, I devour apple cider and pumpkin spice lattes like nobody’s business! While I am not quite ready to kick my PSL habit, I’m definitely going to add a few of these to my lineup! So, whether you want to warm up, cool down, or just get in the Fall spirit, try these delicious family friendly Fall Drinks!

Hot Pumpkin Nog 

1 1/2 cups Silk Vanilla Soy Milk

1 large egg + 1 yolk

3 tbs sugar

1/8 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1/8 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp Kosher salt

1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract

1/4 cup pumpkin puree (canned is fine)

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Hot Salted Caramel Apple Cider 

¼ cup Dark Brown Sugar

½ cup Heavy Whipping Cream

1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

4 cups apple cider

½ teaspoon of coarse salt

Cool Whip or any whipped topping, thawed (optional) as garnish

Caramel Syrup (optional) as garnish

Cinnamon Stick (optional) as garnish

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Non Alcoholic Apple Cider Sangria 

1 granny smith apple

1 honey crisp apple

1 orange

1 pear

1 pomegranate

750 ml nonalcoholic apple cider

500 ml sparkling water [I used lemon lime canada dry sparkling seltzer water]

1-2 tablespoons sugar (optional)

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Thanksgiving Punch 

2 Gallons Apple Cider, not spiced

1 12.2 oz. bottle caramel syrup

1 Tbsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice

Cinnamon Sticks (optional)

Sliced Apples (optional)

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Non Alcoholic Apple Pie Punch 

4 Cups Apple Cider

1 Cup Pear Nectar Can substitute with White Grape Juice if you cannot find any.

3 Cups Ginger Ale

1 Apple Cortland, Spartan, Empire, and Gala work well!, diced

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Festive Sparkling Cider

4 Cups Fresh Apple Cider

3 Cups Cranberry Soda *(1)

2 Cups Sparkling Cider

1 Cups White Grape Juice

3 Tablespoons Sugar

1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon

1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg

1/4 Teaspoon All Spice

Diced Apples *(2)

3 Cinnamon Sticks – Optional

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Apple Cider Floats

Sparkling Apple Cider

Fresh Local Apple Cider

French Vanilla Ice Cream

Whipped Cream – Optional

Apple Slice – Optional

Ground Cinnamon – Optional

Cinnamon Stick – Optional

Caramel Sauce – Optional

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Apple Harvest Punch 

1/2 C butter (super soft or melted)

3/4 packed brown sugar

1/3 C Mott’s Apple Sauce

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

1/8 teaspoon baking powder

dash of salt (1/8 teaspoon works)

1 1/4 C flour

1/3 C M&Ms

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Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

2 cups 2% milk

2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/4 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)

2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (plus some extra to sprinkle on top, if desired)

1 Tablespoon brown sugar

Whipped cream or marshmallows, if desired

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Pumpkin Apple Smoothie

¼ cup plus 2 tbsp. old-fashioned oats

¼ cup canned pumpkin

¾ cup Greek yogurt

1 medium apple, cut into pieces (I used honey crisp and left the skin on)

½ banana, sliced and frozen

½ cup milk (almond, soy, cow’s, etc. – whatever you prefer)

⅛ tsp. pumpkin pie spice

6 ice cubes

 

From iFamily to Yours, Enjoy!

 

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