When it’s pouring rain the whole weekend, our natural instinct is to snuggle down in the warmth of a deep couch by the fireplace and hibernate with some Netfl.. I mean, read all the books we’ve kept aside for that precise moment. We have to make a commitment to unwind and create a moment for ourselves. The perfect opportunity to pack a big basket of yummy food and drive off for a glamping experience!
Here are our best 10 unusual drink recipes.
#1 Thick Italian Hot Chocolate
Did anyone say Healthy? A guaranteed success after a walk in the wind or when the kids are screaming and running in circle around the room, this Thick Italian Hot Chocolate will help you tackle the cold by being just as filling as it will make you sugar-high. Make sure you have it way before dinner as a single cup of the decadent drink will knock out any hint of willpower in you for a while.
Recipe by Lauren Caris Cooks Blog
1.5 cups (350ml) Almond milk
2 tbsp Corn Starch
1/2 cup (115g) Dark Chocolate roughly chopped
2 tbsp Sugar
Flaked Sea Salt for topping
Mix the cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of the almond milk and stir to dissolve. Set aside. Pour the remaining almond milk in a saucepan and heat until simmering. Then add in the chocolate and whisk until completely dissolved. Pour in the almond milk and cornstarch mixture and whisk until the hot chocolate is thick and coats the back of a wooden spoon. Pour into mugs and serve with some sea salt flakes sprinkled on top.
#2 Pink Latte
If you’ve never tried beetroot latte before, you will love its benefits as it is an amazing antioxidant and energy boost drink!
Plus it’s not so often you’ll have the occasion to drink something that is pink AND healthy AND yummy.
Recipe by Rebeca Bernardes Instagram
1 raw beet
1/2 cup vegetable milk of your choice
(measure according to the mug you will use)
1/2 cup hot water
1 pinch of cinnamon powder
1 pinch of ginger powder or natural grated
1 tablespoon of natural sweetener of your choice (agave, Stevia, cane molasses, coconut sugar, etc.)
a tablespoon of coconut butter or cocoa
1/4 tablespoon turmeric powder
pinch of black pepper
Cut the beets into 4 pieces and wrap each piece in foil. * Each sliced piece is for the amount of 1 latte / 1 cup. Place in the oven at 180C until soft and cooked. In a saucepan or microwave, heat the vegetable milk. Add beet and all other ingredients except vegetable milk. Beat until smooth. Taste and sweeten it according to your taste. Add the vegetable milk and beat again to form the wonderful foam. Choose your favorite cup, and pour that marvelous Rose. You can sprinkle the cinnamon on top, or like I sprinkled rose petals. Optional: you can add turmeric powder to enrich your latte.
#3 Golden Mylk
Every yogi’s favourite drink, this golden treasure will stick to your heart and keep you warm for an hour or two at least. Beyond its delicious taste, the virtues of turmeric will kick in pretty quickly to leave you appeased and calm. And a bit high too… Perfect for your yoga by the sea immersed in nature. Book your secluded beach house getaway.
Recipe by One Green Planet
INGREDIENTS (for 1 cup)
1 cup soy or almond milk
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons maple syrup (adjust to your liking)
Pinch of sea salt
Optional: 1 tablespoon coconut milk or cream
To make the latte, pour 1 cup fresh milk into a small saucepan. Add turmeric, ginger, vanilla, maple syrup, and sea salt. Whisk together. If you want it extra creamy add the coconut milk as well. Heat the mixture over medium-high heat. Begin whisking to froth the foam and reduce heat to medium-low when mixture begins to simmer. Try to keep the mixture from boiling. Continue whisking until the foam thickens. The turmeric and ginger also thicken the milk, giving the drink a creamy texture. Remove from heat and pour into your favorite cup.
Also known as German Mulled wine, Gluh wine is a must for your romantic glamping getaway. Fun fact, Gluh wine actually deciphers as “glow wine”. Why glow wine? Have a few and let us know in the comments!
Recipe by Vegan Heaven
INGREDIENTS – for 4
1 bottle (750 ml) red wine
2 tablespoons brown rum
2 oranges, cut into slices
2 juice of two oranges
2 cinnamon sticks
2 start aniseed
1/2 cup brown sugar
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and stir well. Heat it up for a couple of minutes over very low heat. Make sure not boil the mulled wine because then the alcohol will evaporate and it won’t taste right. Strain through a sieve and serve hot in heat-resistant glasses or mugs.
#5 Hot Apple and Cinnamon Cider
Spice up your cozy evening in the Australian bush with this simple recipe mixing the rustic taste of apples with the sweet cover of cinnamon, or get tempted by a local Tasmanian cider from the Huon Valley. Book your Tassie glamping trip.
Recipe by Leslie Durso
2 quarts apple cider or juice
1 orange peel
1 lemon peel
1 teaspoon whole cloves
1 cinnamon stick
3 star anise
In a pot on medium low heat, combine all the ingredients and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat and let the flavors combine. You can leave on low heat on your stove for 20 minutes or most of the day. Serve warm.
#6 Ginger Licorice Tea
Tea lovers, we have you covered! Sip all the healthy benefits and the infusing warmth of ginger while trying to remember when you had your last licorice lollies. This cocooning combinator will stimulate your immune system while soothing your digestive system at the same time.
Recipe by Elana’s Pantry
2 quarts water
¼ cup licorice root
1 finger’s length fresh ginger, sliced, not peeled
Fill a pot with 2 quarts of water. Add licorice and ginger. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes. Pour through a fine mesh strainer into mugs. Serve!
#7 Soothing Chai Latte
If you like bringing some exotic heat into your glamping temple, you can prepare a soothing Chai Latte. And since you’re hibernating and you’ve made some time for yourself, why not impress all your co-hibernating friends by making the Chai mix from scratch!
Recipe by Emilie Eats
For the Chai Spice Mix (yields 1/3 cup):
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom
1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
For the Vegan Chai Lattes:
2 cups water
2 black tea bags
2 tablespoons chai spice mix (see above)
3-4 tablespoons maple syrup, to taste
1 cup canned coconut milk (light or full-fat), or other non-dairy milk
In a small bowl, mix all ingredients until fully combined. Store in an airtight plastic bag or glass jar. In a small saucepan, place water, tea bags, and 2 tablespoons chai spice mix. Bring to a boil; put the lid on, remove from heat, and let it steep for 15 minutes. Remove the tea bags and stir. Pour equally into two mugs. Sweeten with 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup in each latte. Pour 1/2 cup milk into each mug; stir until well combined. Garnish with coconut whipped cream and a sprinkle of spice mix. Optional: Instead of pouring the tea into two mugs, pour the maple syrup and coconut milk into the pot and warm over low heat. Then separate the mix into two mugs and serve.
#8 Dandelion Root Coffee
Whether you’re an adept of self-resilience like every good permaculturist or you’re open to new experiences – like camping in a permaculture farm, Dandelion Root Coffee is one thing to tick off your bucket list. This one is a bit off the beaten track – quite literally since you must pick the dandelion root and roast it yourself before you can infuse it into a coffee (and here’s how to). As tempting as it is do not eat the flower, the stem contains toxic sap and only the root is to be savored! I never tasted the charcoal nectar myself but I won’t lie to you, I’ve heard it’s an acquired taste.
Recipe by Elana’s Pantry
4 cups water
2 tablespoons ground roasted dandelion root
2 tablespoons ground roasted chicory root
1 cinnamon stick
Place water, dandelion root, chicory root, and cinnamon stick in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 5 minutes. Pour coffee into cups through a fine mesh strainer. Add coconut milk or heavy cream if desired. Voila!
#9 Matcha Latte
Have you ever heard about this amazing, delicious and super nutritious drink called Matcha? Matcha is made of dry green tea leaves which are very rich in antioxidants, prevents heart disease, supports weight loss, boosts metabolism and burn calories. Rich in fiber, chlorofile and Vitamins, it calms & relaxes the body.
Recipe by Rebeca Bernardes Blog
1 tbsp Matcha Powder
1/4 tsp source of good fat such as cacao butter or coconut butter
1/4 cup of boiling water
1 cup of Plant Milk ( I recommend soy or cashew as they are have a rich texture which makes the matcha more incorporated )
1/4 tbsp of natural sweetener such as maple syrup or agave or your favorite !
If you don’t have a whisky bamboo is ok. You can use a high speed blender. Add the boiling water into the blender with the cacao butter or coconut butter and let it melt. Add the matcha powder and the sweetener of your choice. Pre hear your milk and if you have a froth machine is even better to give that lovely milky texture. After blending those ingredients, add the milk and blend it again. Pour the amazing goodness of matcha latte in your favorite mug and enjoy!
#10 Spring Water
I hear you thinking out loud that this tenth entry is a rip-off. It’s actually the best of them all. The idea is not to get spring water from a plastic bottle – yuk, but rather to challenge yourself to finding a local spring – like this waterfall in the Blue Mountains – or asking locals where there could be one. Before you drink any water from a river or spring, look for written or visible signs indicating pollution or test the water with a test-kit. Book your next glamping trip in the Blue Mountains.
And there you have it. Ten delicious recipes to bring warmth and goodness into your heart and that of your loved ones. Call out your friends and family for a cozy Spring retreat in nature!