Spiced Hot Orange Juice
This spiced hot orange juice drink with cinnamon and chili is a delicious and warming kid friendly beverage. It’s perfect as an alternative to hot chocolate for cold evenings.
This drink can be made in several different ways, depending on which appliance you want to use. The main thing is that the orange juice has to be heated up with the cinnamon stick and whole chili added.
Stovetop: Add the orange juice, chili and cinnamon to a saucepan or small pot. Bring it to a boil and leave the drink to simmer for 5 minutes.Slow cooker: Add the ingredients to a slow cooker and cook on low for 2-5 hours.Microwave: Add the ingredients to a microwave proof bowl, and microwave for 1-2 minutes, or until the liquid has warmed through.
Remove the chili and cinnamon stick, and serve.
Is this recipe allergy friendly? - Always consult the nutrition labels of your ingredients. This recipe is generally gluten free, soy free, nut free, dairy free and egg free.
Can I have this on my diet? - As this is a healthy, sugar free orange juice drink it's suitable for most diets, including slimming world, weight watchers and whole30. It's also vegan!
Can I omit the chili or cinnamon? - Absolutely. They give the drink a nice flavor, but you can omit them if you want.
Here’s my best tips on making the perfect cinnamon and orange drink:
- Use cinnamon sticks, not cinnamon powder. This will give the orange juice a delicious cinnamon-y flavor without any powdered residue being left in the cup.
- This drink is 100% better if you use a nice orange juice. Freshly squeezed orange juice is by far the best choice, but any juice will do.
You can leave any leftover juice to cool down, and store it in the fridge for up to 2 days. Serve the spiced juice cold, or reheat it in a pot or the microwave
Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 532mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 603IU | Vitamin C: 140mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg