Wednesday 30 September 2015

DIY Autumn Drinks

Hi guys! So you may have already guessed by the title - this post is another recipe to add to my collection. I had so much fun making this DIY Autumn post, and I truly feel like its helped me get my blogging mojo back, which I felt myself losing last week. Anyway, these drinks are super delicious, and I know you probably just want me to get on with it, so here are the recipes!

Recipe 1: Cinnamon Roll White Hot Chocolate 
I'd never made a white hot chocolate before this, so I'm really proud of how it turned out and can't wait for you guys to experience this cinnamon-y goodness. It literally tastes like a hot cinnamon roll.
Ingredients (To make one mug):
1 cup of milk - I filled up the mug about 3/4 of the way up with milk to measure out the amount I wanted.
8 chunks of white chocolate
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Whipped cream
Caramel sauce
1. Pour the milk into a pan and set it to simmer on the hob. Add the cinnamon stick, and when the milk is hot, take it off the hob and cover with a lid. Leave for 8 minutes and then take out the stick.
2. Put the pan back on the hob after the time (about medium to low heat) and stir in the brown sugar and cinnamon. After about a minute add the vanilla extract and then the chocolate, stirring until all the chocolate has melted into the mixture.
3. Take the pan off the hob and pour into a mug. Fill the mug the rest of the way up with whip cream and drizzle with caramel sauce. I topped my masterpiece with some adorable autumn leaf shaped sprinkles that I found in TKMaxx, and an extra square of milkybar.
4. Voila! Pop in a straw and enjoy.
Recipe 2: Caramel Apple Cider Float
This one reminds me of Halloween! Also, sorry for the mad decoration - I went overboard and now it looks like Halloween exploded on it.

Ginger ale
Apple juice
Vanilla ice cream
Caramel syrup/sauce

1. Fill a glass 1/4 of the way up with apple juice, and then fill it up to 3/4 full with ginger ale. Add a teaspoon of caramel and stir it all up for a good minute until the caramel has disappeared.

2. Add a scoop of ice cream to the drink, filling the glass all the way up (the ice cream starts to melt into the fizz of the ginger ale, producing a 'float' effect).

3. Drizzle sauce on top and add decoration - I put pumpkin shaped sprinkles and orange edible glitter on top and accidentally added wayyyy too much. Tasted good though!

If you try either of these then please do share your feedback, I'd love to know what you thought! This type of post is one of my favourites to make, and you may have gathered that I love trying out new drinks (view my smoothie recipe here, and my iced mocha recipe here.)
What's your favourite Autumn/Fall drink?
Stay beautiful!
Emily xoxo


  1. These are such amazing recipes! I'm definitely going to be making the first one, it sounds absolutely delicious. I love how you presented them in the kilner jars and decorated them all autumnal, very cute! xx

    Kathryn | Chapters of Kat

    1. The hot chocolate is definitely my favourite, I couldn't believe how much it tasted like a cinnamon roll! Tell me what you think when you've made it? Aww thankyou - I got so excited when I found the autumnal sprinkles!
      Emily xo

  2. omg Emily these look beyond delicious!! I say we have our meetup round your place and you can make these for us! :'D


    1. Ahahaha thanks Lottie! They taste even better than they look :)
      Emily xo

  3. Ok, so these look AMAZING. I love the ingredients you've used, I can just tell they would go so well and I love how you've presented them in mason jars. So cute! xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

    1. Thankyou so much for commenting! Mason jars are so vintage-y and adorable - I use them for everything!
      Emily xo

  4. Mmmm drooling motion =]


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