Baby It’s Cold Outside
A Few Staff Recipes To Warm You Up
The Southport Magazine staff is always here to make sure that your holidays are full of joy and cheer and this year is no different. As the weather starts to cool down and the sun sets in the afternoon, we asked some of the staff to share their favorite recipes for warming up. Enjoy a mug or two and share with your family and friends! MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
My Mom would make this every year on Christmas Eve. She would ladle it into big coffee cups and we would drop marshmallows in and watch them melt. I remember feeling so special and grown up. Not to mention, it was so delicious. Once you have tried this Hot Chocolate, you will never be able to drink instant hot chocolate again! – Kris (owner)
- 1.5 cups of heavy cream
- 1 can of sweetened condensed milk (14oz)
- 2 cups milk chocolate chips • 6 cups of milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Put all the ingredients in a crockpot, turn it on low and enjoy
My family likes to get together every year in the OBX for Thanksgiving. There are 15 of us and we stay in one house, a large house but still, one house. So needless to say on my Christmas holiday I keep it low key and relaxing. Curling up on the sofa with a stack of magazines that I’ve been saving or a great movie to watch are more my speed. What makes this time so wonderful is a warm mug of mulled wine. When I pair it with some holiday candles glowing and the lights twinkling on the Christmas tree, it is magical. – Jen (Editor)
CROCKPOT MULLED RED WINE
- 2 Bottles of Dry Red Wine
- 1-Cup Sugar
- 3 Cinnamon Sticks
- 4 Whole Cloves
- 2 Star Anise
- Sliced Oranges
In a crockpot, pour two bottles of Pinot Noir. Place the wine on low, and mix in the sugar and stir occasionally until dissolved.
In cheesecloth, add whole cloves, star anise. Add sliced oranges and whole cinnamon sticks.
Let it cook for about 2-4 hours until warm. Then remove the spices and orange slices.
Set out additional orange slices and cinnamon sticks so your guests can garnish their drinks
My mom makes this in her crock-pot during the holidays and it makes the entire house smell delicious! I can’t wait to enjoy this soon. – Ami (Assistant Editor)
MOM’S WASSAIL (HOT APPLE CIDER)
- 2 quarts of apple juice
- 1/2cup of brown sugar packed down
- 1 TBSP Honey
- 1 Tsp Vanilla
- Mix well in a crock-pot until sugar melts
In a cheese clothe – Put 2-3 cinnamon sticks and 1 TBSP (15) whole cloves. Tie bag with string.
Slice a couple oranges and put on top Cook 2-3 hours on low
Throw away spice bag.
Serve warm on those cold nights, or you can refrigerate and serve cold later
TOM AND JERRY HOT TODDY Add a ZING to your next holiday party.
- 2 eggs, separated
- 1⁄8 tsp. cream of tartar
- 1 1⁄2 cups plus 2 tsp. dark rum
- 2⁄3 cup superfine sugar
- 1⁄4 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1⁄8 tsp. ground allspice
- 1⁄8 tsp. ground cloves
- 4 1⁄2 cups milk
- 1 1⁄2 cups cognac, preferably VSOP
- Freshly grated nutmeg
Whisk egg whites and cream of tartar to stiff peaks.
Whisk yolks, 2 tsp. rum, sugar, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves until thick.
Working in 2 batches, fold egg whites into yolk mixture. Cover bowl with plastic wrap; chill.
To serve, heat milk in a 2-qt. saucepan over medium-low heat; keep warm.
Put 1 heaping tbsp. batter into a mug; stir in 1–2 tbsp. each of cognac and rum.
Fill mug with 6 tbsp. milk; stir until frothy and garnish with nutmeg.