Who needs an expensive gingerbread-cinnamon frappuccino when you can make these deliciously festive cups of goodness at home? Crackling fire and marshmallows optional

 

 

1. Spicy pumpkin chai latte

No artificial sweetness here. Make a steamy cup of spicy chai using maple syrup, pumpkin purée and optional whipped coconut milk on top.

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2. Coquito

Do you like eggnog? Do you like coconut? Do you like hearty doses of rum? Then this Puerto Rican Christmas cocktail is for you. So it's a bit more boozy than cosy, but it's even delicious without the alcohol.

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3. Lavender hot chocolate

Switch up classic hot choc with lavender and decadent vanilla whipped cream. If you're having trouble getting your hands on lavender buds, try ordering online rather than creeping in your neighbour's garden.

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4. Spiced cranberry hot toddy

It's freezing and raining outside – better stay in bed with a Christmassy cranberry hot toddy then…

 

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5. Crème brûlée coffee creamer

Your favourite dessert in creamy hot drink form. Plus, this one is simple to make, using just evaporated milk, brown sugar and vanilla. You're welcome. 

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6. Easy gingerbread latte

This cup of deliciousness made with gingerbread spices and cream will take you right back to your snowball-throwing days. Grind the cardamom and cloves for a punchier flavour, then pair with an iced snowflake biscuit for a real sugar rush.

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7. Warming masala chai

Dig out your best teapot for this creamy, soothing drink from South Asia. It's a simple mix of black tea, spices, black pepper corns, sugar and milk – that'll beat a cup of builders' any day.

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8. Toasted marshmallow iced coffee

If hot drinks aren't your thing (who are you?) then this iced coffee with a gooey and crispy marshmallow top is a good Christmassy compromise. 

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9. Super creamy vegan hot chocolate

You can sip on a velvety smooth mug of hot chocolate even if dairy is off the menu. Almond milk and arrow root starch (which helps to thicken the drink) are the heroes here, and it only takes ten minutes to whip up.

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10. Peppermint white hot chocolate

This white hot chocolate with a swirl of frosty peppermint extract will satisfy even the sweetest of sweet tooths. Sprinkle with crushed peppermints and marshmallows and you're holiday-kitsch ready.

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