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So the weather outside may be frightful – but the drinks definitely can be delightful. And what better excuse to cosy up at home with a Christmassy drink to hand? 

“Christmastime… hot chocolate and mulled wine…” We’ve got delicious Slimming World recipes for both – plus a new, wonderfully warming winter spiced coffee! With Slimming World, you can enjoy all the tastes of Christmas and still get a sparkly weight loss result on the scales!

Festive favourite hot drinks

Hot chocolate recipe

Slimming World hot chocolate

Try the recipe: Curl up with this indulgent-tasting triple-topped hot chocolate

Top tip: If you prefer, leave your hot chocolate untopped and stir with a marshmallow pop (add an extra Syn per serving) for an ooo-ey gooey treat.

MORE FOR MEMBERS: Will those sprinkles, syrup shots and creamy toppings turn your simple Free coffee into a Syn-packed surprise? Find out with our guide to filling your cup… the Slimming World way!

Mulled wine recipe

Slimming World mulled wine

makes 15 glasses
ready in 20 mins
5 Syns per serving

What you need:

2 x 75cl (750ml) bottles red wine
25ml brandy or rum
grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
½ cinnamon stick
3 cloves
pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
1 level tbsp brown sugar
1 orange, thinly sliced
1 lemon, thinly sliced
cinnamon sticks, to decorate

What you do:

1. Pour the red wine into a large pan. Add 600ml water, the brandy or rum, lemon zest and juice, spices and sugar. Stir with a wooden spoon over a low heat, until the wine is hot and the sugar has dissolved. Important – do not allow to boil!

2. Transfer to a large heatproof jug (or a fancy heatproof punch bowl) and float the orange and lemon slices on top. Divide equally between your most festive glasses (pour or use a ladle) and serve with a cinnamon-stick stirrer.

Top tip: If you don’t have special mulled wine glasses then latte glasses work perfectly – I’ve spotted them for as little as £1 each in the shops.

Winter spice coffee with a snowflake marshmallow

Slimming World spiced coffee

serves 1
ready in 10 mins
3 1/2 Syns per serving

What you need:

1 marshmallow
blue writing icing
your favourite black coffee (see tip)
pinch each of ground ginger, ground nutmeg and ground allspice
4 level tbsp squirty cream
1 level tsp candy balls
1 long cinnamon stick

What you do:

1. Sit the marshmallow flat-side up. Carefully draw a snowflake on the flat side of the marshmallow with the writing icing, then set aside.

2. Make up a mug of coffee, adding the ground spices as you stir.

3. Top with the squirty cream and candy balls. Pop the cinnamon stick into the mug to use as a stirrer and serve with the marshmallow on the side.

Top tip: You can add milk, if you like – either from your Healthy Extra ‘a’ allowance or count ½ Syn per dash of skimmed.

MORE ON THE BLOG: Make your own pumpkin spice mix

Your local Slimming World group will be full of festive food and drink ideas in the run-up to the big day, with lots of tips, tools and treats for a tinsel-tastic countdown to Christmas.

Yes you can with Slimming World

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