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nabeelmalik
09-25-2009, 12:55 PM
Since winter is coming, i was wondering, are there any HNS out there that you can also drink hot? I am off coffee and thats a no go anyway and i dont see my self mixing up peach mango in hot water :) so any suggestions ?


noahsmama
09-25-2009, 01:24 PM
I've heard that the cranberry/green tea is good hot, but I've never personally tried it. Also the hot cocoa (which is a creamy) is okay. I tried it as a pudding the other night and wasn't a big fan of it. I may try it as a drink later on though.

leahruthie
09-25-2009, 01:25 PM
hot cocoa as a drink is DELISH and is my staple creamy every day :)

otherwise, Lynn is right--the cranberry/green tea is delicious hot. tastes just like brewed lipton hot tea.


noahsmama
09-25-2009, 01:28 PM
oh leahruthie, I may have to try the green tea one. I've never bought it before. And how do you prepare your cocoa, 4 oz. of hot water?

leahruthie
09-25-2009, 01:30 PM
i have big mugs both at home and at work, so i'm assuming it's more than 4 oz., but basically i just dump the packet in and add boiling water until it's full :) though i assume it would be even more chocolatey/creamier the less water you use, but i prefer to have a big mug that'll last me a while! and it never really tastes watered down, either... in fact, i like it better than the diet or no-sugar-added varieties of swiss miss.

noahsmama
09-25-2009, 01:37 PM
really? very interesting. Of course I LOADED mine down with marshmellows :) I miss that but I will be able to have that again soon I hope!

desilu0
09-25-2009, 04:36 PM
I'm really jealous of everyone that has the hot cocoa. My center has never had it available since I've started in August. Everytime I go they don't have it. I finally got to try it from a swap basket and it was yummy, especially with a shot of decaf espresso. They always say "we got some in earlier but they sold out that day". I may just have to call them every day asking if they have more until they finally get them in, lol. Because I'm not really fond of the chocolate pudding and I haven't tried the cappucino yet.

GWE140
09-25-2009, 04:44 PM
This might sound strange but I like to drink the strawberry/banana gelatin hot, I started drinking this past Feb. in the winter when it was cold and it is really good, especially if your sick. I only drink the cranberry green tea hot, and its good too.

rip
09-25-2009, 06:02 PM
I absolutely love the hot cocoa with a splash of cinnamon in the evening. In my opinion the cinnamon adds so much. Makes me feel like I am cheating.

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Phat not Fat
09-25-2009, 06:06 PM
Since winter is coming, i was wondering, are there any HNS out there that you can also drink hot? I am off coffee and thats a no go anyway and i dont see my self mixing up peach mango in hot water :) so any suggestions ?

The cappuccino is good hot, but I actually prefer it iced -- maybe I'll change my tune this winter after scooping a boat-load of snow! :eek:

You could probably do some unique experimentation, if you wanted, nabeel. If plain old hot cocoa doesn't trip your trigger, add a bit of mint extract. Or add 1/3 to 1/2 packet of the orange concentrate to the cranberry/green tea. Become the master mixologist of the HNS! If you come up with anything else, let me know! Good luck!

-- JJ

GWE140
09-25-2009, 06:27 PM
I'm really jealous of everyone that has the hot cocoa. My center has never had it available since I've started in August. Everytime I go they don't have it. I finally got to try it from a swap basket and it was yummy, especially with a shot of decaf espresso. They always say "we got some in earlier but they sold out that day". I may just have to call them every day asking if they have more until they finally get them in, lol. Because I'm not really fond of the chocolate pudding and I haven't tried the cappucino yet.

Desilu, I am so surprised you have not been able to purchase it at all since August...as I am assuming you go to the same center as me in Fayetteville...I purchased two boxes a couple of weeks ago...I always WI on Tuesday and Friday and buy before the big rush on Saturday...maybe you could purchase the hot chocolate in advance and ask Marty or Sandy at the center to hold it with your name on it...I have done this in the past with a couple of supplements that they could never keep in stock. Good luck...I did go to Bike, Blues and BBQ last night and had fun...not a bike rider, but certainly enjoyed people watching :) NO food...watched the kids eat though without much thought...just keeping on track with MRC!

leahruthie
09-25-2009, 10:52 PM
oooh the cinnamon and the extracts are GREAT ideas!! gonna have to try those. orange hot chocolate would be delish!

nabeelmalik
09-26-2009, 08:16 AM
Thanks all, the thing is i am trying (and wanting) to stay of the creamie HNS stuff as much as possible :) I will try some suggestions posted here!

kccross
09-27-2009, 09:05 AM
I have the hot cappuccino every morning. I was a coffee drinker, so this helps curb that need.

Lori123321
09-27-2009, 08:42 PM
I'm really jealous of everyone that has the hot cocoa. My center has never had it available since I've started in August. Everytime I go they don't have it. I finally got to try it from a swap basket and it was yummy, especially with a shot of decaf espresso. They always say "we got some in earlier but they sold out that day". I may just have to call them every day asking if they have more until they finally get them in, lol. Because I'm not really fond of the chocolate pudding and I haven't tried the cappucino yet.

I have bought things in advance because of that and then when things come in, they put it aside with your name on it so you can just pick it up.

My center had mixed up the lemon powder one and orange. Served hot from a coffee pot. It was good. Put in some spices and make it into a a spiced "cider" Bet a couple of cinnamon spice tea bags would give it that apple flavor. Imagine having that hot on a cold snowy day!

jeweliek
09-30-2009, 02:17 PM
the orange is good hot....like hot Tang.
You can also add the orange or the mixed berry to decaf tea and that is yummy

I have a recipe for Spiced Chai that I got here
2 3 in sticks of cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp whole cloves
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
4 c water
1/2 c splenda
16 decaf black tea bags

Create a spice bag by tying off cheesecloth or coffee filter with spices in it.
Add spice bag to water. Bring water to rolling boil add splenda and tea bags. Let steep 5 min

for Dirty Chai - add a splash (to taste) to decaf coffee

for Frozen Chai - Mix 1 cup Chai mix, 1 c cold water, ice and a vanilla meal replacement shake. Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon

Hot Spiced Chai Latte - Heat up a vanilla drink Ready Made (or dissolve 1 Vanilla Pudding HNS in 8 oz hot water) Add 1/2 c. Chai mix



Other hot drinks.....add mint extract to hot cocoa

Toffee Nut Latte
10 oz hot decaf coffee
1 pkt Vanilla Pudding
1 pkt splenda
1 tsp maple extract
1 tsp butter flavor extract
Whisk all together and enjoy