We are strong advocates of rewarding yourself after a particularly cold and rainy ride, and a cozy drink is the perfect way to warm up.
Here’s our favorite recipe for a hot winter drink that’s perfect for cyclists.
2 cups of almond milk or dairy milk
3 1/2 ounces high quality dark chocolate (chips or powder both work)
1 cinnamon stick broken in half
2 teaspoons honey
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons dark rum, or more to taste
Warm the milk in a saucepan, using caution not to boil it. Break the chocolate into pieces and add to the milk along with a cinnamon stick, honey and chili powder. Stir gently until the chocolate is melted.
Add the vanilla and mix with a small hand whisk. Still whisking, add the rum. Taste to see if you want more.
Pour into two mugs, ensuring each one gets a cinnamon stick.
Put your feet up, relax and sink in.
How do you cozy up?
What is your favorite post-ride drink on a particularly cold and rainy day? Share your suggestions below.