Beverages


Well, folks, it’s that time of year for us in Winterspring and Northrend! It’s cold, it’s snowy, and we’re all freezing in our armor!

Well, okay, it’s always that time of year in Winterspring and Northrend. Nevertheless, we at Nourish have the cure for the commonly cold! (I’m so punny.)

Just about everyone loves hot chocolate, but what do you do when it’s 20 below and the cocoa’s cold before it ever reaches your tum? Add hot spices, that’s what! This delicious recipe is sure to keep you toasty inside until Winterspring turns to Summerfall and Northrend migrates south!

Chocolate on the boil!

Chocolate on the boil!

Ingredients:

  • 3 1/4 cups 2% milk
  • 6 ounces chopped white chocolate
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or you can use chili powder for less heat, chipotle powder for more)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions:
If you have a double-boiler, this is pretty easy. You can melt the chocolate without worrying about burning it, and add all of the ingredients appropriately. If you don’t have a double boiler, I’d recommend using a metal bowl (like a mixing bowl) in a pot of water – just be careful not to fill the pot too full, or you’ll risk burning yourself.

  1. Place the white chocolate in the top half of your double boiler, or metal bowl over a pan of simmering (not boiling!) water. Melt the chocolate, stirring occasionally until smooth. Stir in cayenne pepper (or chili powder or chipotle powder) and cinnamon. Whisk in the egg until smooth.
  2. Whisk in one cup of the milk until completely mixed – this takes about 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in the rest of the milk, and heat until hot, but not simmering. (You don’t want a skin to form.) When the hot chocolate is at your desired temperature, ladle into mugs and garnish with cinnamon. (I also used a peppermint stick for added flavor.)
Tasty chocolate! (Fruit optional.)

Tasty chocolate! (Fruit optional.)

Enjoy!

(Photos provided courtesy of Ilcyira of Aggramar. Chocolate made by Wylson of Aggramar. Chocolate consumed by Ilcyira, Wylson, and Sakuura of Aggramar.)

A favourite of snow-dwelling dwares all-round!

A favourite of snow-dwelling dwares all-round!

I actually stumbled across this wonderfully spicy and soothing drink in a neutral goblin inn. It’s delicious, easy to make, and best of all, delicious!

Also: this recipe is being featured on the Thanksgiving Special on Rawrcast with Stompalina!

Ingredients:

  • 1 half-gallon of apple cider
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • zest of one orange
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 2 Tbsp. light brown sugar
Place the apple cider in a medium heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer (little bubbles will form around the edges). Turn the heat down to low and allow the cider to cook for about 20 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh strainer and serve.

Enjoy!

Adds a +2 to coziness!

Adds a +2 to coziness!

Brrr! We all know it can get mighty chilly up there in Northrend, so Ms. Luisette Dawnrise, a helpful blood elf paladin, came up with this nifty hot drink to keep you warm. Magical or not, it’s always nice to have a cozy cup of something hot while studying new ways to defeat the Lich King. :)

Prep Time: 1-2 minutes

Total Time: 6-8 minutes

Serving Size: 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 C water
  • 1/4 C milk
  • 1 teabag of black tea (I used English Breakfast)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon mint extract

Preperation:

1)  Fill your mug about 5/6 the way with water (~1 cup worth; save space, you’ll need room!) and heat it in the microwave on high for 3 minutes.

2) Add the teabag to your mug and steep for 3-5 minutes, depending on your personal taste. If you like stronger tea, steep for the full 5 minutes.

3) Remove the teabag and add milk to fill the rest of your mug.

4) Add honey to sweeten and top it off with some mint extract.

5) Enjoy!

Brought to you by Luisette from Illidan US.

Now that's a cooldown!

Now that's a cooldown!

Hi everyone! I’m Cadistra, the newest author here on the Nourish! team!

Now, I don’t know about where you are, but over here, it’s hot. I mean it’s really, really hot. Living in Mulgore is usually nice and temperate, but we’re in the midst of a wicked heat wave. So, I asked the people with some of the best experience dealing with extreme heat and humidity – the Darkspear Trolls! They were very nice in giving me this recipe for homemade iced tea. It’s easy, low/no-calorie, and best of all, delicious!

Please note that much of this is eyeballing and add-to-taste.

Broken Isles Iced Tea

Ingredients:

  • 5-6 cups water
  • 2 teabags of black tea (I used Red Rose, but any Orange Pekoe will do)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 packets of either Splenda, Stevia OR 2 tablespoons sugar*
  • 1 whole lemon (optional; for garnish)

1.) In a medium saucepan, boil the water with the two bags of tea. Once the water boils, remove from heat and let cool and steep.

Protip: Want your tea to cool faster? Fill your sink with a couple of inches of cold water. Place the saucepan inside (obviously, don’t have so much water that it spills in) and there you go!

2.) Steep for at least 10 minutes. Once the tea has sufficiently cooled, add your choice of sweetener and lemon juice. Add the mixture to a juice jug, and top the jug off with water. Test your tea, and add lemon juice and/or sweetener to your own personal taste. Slice off a thick piece of your lemon, and keep one of the teabags, and keep it in your juice jug. Refrigerate.

3) Serve over ice with a lemon slice for garnish. Enjoy!

*To keep this guilt-free, I’ve suggested using the no-calorie (and no-aspartame) sweeteners like Splenda and Stevia. Both sweeteners are from plant extracts, so they are harmless, with no chemicals, and are ideal for diabetics and/or calorie-reduced diets.

Looks delicious, no?

Looks delicious, no?

Submitted by: Cadistra of World of Warcraft, eh?

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup frozen or fresh berries (blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, strawberry, or mixed)
  • 1/2 cup organic vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 of a banana
  • 1/2 cup of cold fruit juice, your choice (recommended: blueberry or white grape)
  • 1 tablespoon wheat germ (optional)
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder (not required, but highly recommended)

Directions (This will be easy!):

  1. Put ingredients in food processor or blender, and pulse until smoothie reaches desired consistency. (For a thicker shake consistency, or if you use fresh berries, add ice cubes.)
  2. Enjoy.