Hot Milk Drink Recipes

Milk Steamers, Hot Chocolate, Hot Milk Tea and More

Steamed, frothed or foamed, hot milk is a key ingredient in many popular beverages, including milk steamers, egg nog and many espresso drinks. This collection of hot milk drinks includes a range of warming, comforting beverages with and without caffeine.

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    Milk caramel
    Caramel is a popular flavor for steamers. Domino/Getty Images

    Milk steamers are a blend of steamed, frothy, hot milk and flavor. This collection of milk steamer recipes includes traditional steamer recipes, dairy-free steamer recipes and steamer recipes using sweeteners and spices in lieu of flavored sryups.

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    Eggnog
    Eggnog is a popular hot milk drink during the wintertime. Jupiterimages/Getty Images

    Eggnog recipes vary in many ways. Whether you like your eggnog cooked or "raw," with or without alcohol, or in single-servings or large batches, you'll find one you love in this collection of eggnog recipes. I particularly recommend this Cooked Holiday Eggnog Recipe and

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    Tulip Latte Art
    Lattes and many other coffee drinks are flavored with foamed, frothed or steamed milk. Mark Prince Photography/Getty Images

    Many coffee and espresso drinks use hot milk as an ingredient. Favorites include lattes, Cafe au Laits and cappuccinos... but there are many more to choose from!

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    Hot chocolate with Marshmallows
    True hot chocolate is also known as "sipping chocolate," "drinking chocolate" and "European hot chocolate". ADX Collections/Getty Images

    These hot chocolate recipes use melted chocolate and hot milk to make incredibly comforting, warming drinks. From classic hot chocolate recipes to spiced and flavored hot chocolate recipes to spiked hot chocolate recipes, there's something for everyone.

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    Hot cocoa
    This instant drink recipe combines milk, coffee and cocoa into one beverage. HighImpactPhotography/Getty Images

    Unlike true hot chocolate, hot cocoa is made with milk and cocoa powder/chocolate syrup or with water and hot cocoa mix that's made with powdered milk. This hot cocoa recipe includes recipes for prepared hot cocoa as well as hot cocoa mix.

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    Indian masala tea with spices on silver tray
    The milk in masala chai is often simmered with the spices and tea for a stronger flavor. Asia Images/Getty Images

    Generally speaking, masala chai (more commonly known as "chai tea" in the U.S.) is a blend of hot milk, black tea and spices. This article on masala chai includes information on masala chai history and spices, instant masala chai reviews, and a wide range of masala chai recipes.

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    A glass of Hong Kong-style milk tea
    Hong Kong Milk Tea is the most popular hot milk drink in Hong Kong. K.C. Tang/Creative Commons

    Hong Kong Milk Tea is an unusual hot milk drink from Hong Kong. It combines black tea and evaporated milk or sweetened condensed milk for a strong, creamy flavor. If you also like coffee, be sure to check out the similar Yin-Yang Coffee-Tea recipe, which also features evaporated milk or sweetened condensed milk.

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    Hot milk and louiza (lemon verbena) are combined to make a soothing beverage that's popular in Morocco. This is a great caffeine-free alternative to coffee or tea in the evening.