Weihnachts Kinderpunsch Recipe- Warm Christmas Drink for Kids
At Christmas Markets and in homes, you find Glühwein for the adults at Christmastime. (My mother always left a pot on the stove Christmas Eve, and we would enjoy it during the Bescherung, or gift exchange) Warm wine, aromatic spices, it’s such a cozy feeling to hold the warm mug and breath in the delicious steam while sipping. But the kids hated to be left out. They wanted their own warm drink in a mug. (And no Opa, you can’t just let him sip from yours!) This Weihnachts Kinderpunsch Recipe lets the kids sip their own toe-warming beverage without alcohol.
It’s also a nice replacement for the non-drinkers or designated drivers in your group. The spices are the same as the alcoholic version. You can even garnish the cups with orange slices to give it more citrus flavor.
Weihnachts Kinderpunsch Recipe
The recipe uses a few juices, familiar spices, and Hibiscus Tea. Use honey for sweetness, but taste it first! The apple juice gives the Kinderpunsch sweetness, but cherry juice and Hibiscus tea add a tartness that I really enjoy (and I honestly think the flavor is sweet enough). Kids might want honey. So, taste it, and judge for yourself.
The recipe as written makes around 5 cups of Kinderpunsch. Go ahead and double the juices and tea if you want more.
Weihnachts Kinderpunsch Recipe
- 2 cups Apple Juice
- 2 cups Orange Juice
- 1/2 cup Cherry Juice
- 2 cups water
- 8 Cloves
- 2 Star Anise
- 2 Cinnamon Sticks plus more for serving if you like
- 4 to 5 bags Hibiscus Tea
- In a medium large pot combine the apple juice, orange juice, cherry juice, water, cloves, star anise, and cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
- Reduce to low heat, and let simmer for 10 minutes.
- Add the hibiscus tea bags, and let steep for 10 minutes.
- Sweeten with honey if desired.
- Serve warm
Perfect for Parties
Go ahead and make this Weihnachts Kinderpunsch Recipe for a Holiday Party. Keep the punch warm in a crockpot … and be sure to label it so that there are no mix ups! Serve the warm punch in cute Glühwein mugs!
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