Beverage Corner, Food

Warm Up, Best Winter Eats and Drinks

A sip of warmness to chill off this weather! With the cold nights of the Saudi winter, we can not help but crave the warm drinks to warm our bodies.

Scroll along as we have listed down a few Saudi and International warm, hot, and cozy beverages to help you get in the mood. These cozy hot drinks will keep you warm all season! What hot beverages and soups do we cozy up to here in Saudi? We got the answer for you.


This drink is definitely the definition of ‘warmness’. The sweet drink, Sahlab is your best friend during cold winter nights. 

Side note! To uplift the flavor, throw in some nuts of your choice into your mug. 

Where to get it ready made? Get in the car and drive all the way to Ballela and Shalab: the house.

Karak Tea

Who doesn’t like strong but sweet tea? We do especially this one! The presence of cardamom and saffron highlights the true taste of Karak. Learn how to create your Karak and we guarantee you will wake up craving this in the mornings!

What do you need to make it?

  • Blend of fermented black tea leaves 
  • Ginger 
  • Saffron
  • Black pepper
  • Cardamom
  • Cinnamon
  • Fennel 
  • Cloves.
  • Milk 

Where to get the best Karak?

Adani tea 

Originally from Yemen and specially from the coastal city of Aden, this hot drink is usually flavored with cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and sweetened condensed milk or evaporated milk with a tiny bit of sugar. The ingredients are very similar to our favorite Karak Tea. 

Where to get Adani Tea?

Ginger Tea 

This herbal tea is a cure to all the sicknesses that may face you as it can treat nausea, pain, inflammation, and more. You can either make your own ginger tea at home easily or get your tea bag from your nearest supermarket. 

Side note! You can add milk or mint to give your mug more flavor. 

Fareek Soup

If you have not tried this soup before, you are missing out! The addition for Fareek alone, uplifts the soup, it’s taste, and texture. 

What do you need to make it?

  • Fareek
  • Carrots 
  • Pomegranate 
  • Chicken breast 
  • Parsley 
  • Thyme 
  • Rosemary 
  • Cinnamon 
  • Bay leaf 

Shorbat Hob

Translated to ‘Love soup’, this bowl soup is a soup made mainly from grain mash or wheat. It it is one of the basic sources of food for many peoples of the world, and wheat has many benefits for the human body and it is low in calories, but it is rich in protein, fats, complex carbohydrates and fibers.

And now! Let us calm our chills with some international hot drinks. 

Cinnamon Spiced Latte 

A sip of Cinnamon spiced latte is one way to substitute coffee. With its sweet taste, this drink is considered to be sweet, warm and comforting to your bodies. Reveal your inner barista by making your own cup of latte spiced with a little hint of cinnamon! 

How to make your Cinnamon Spiced Latte?

  • Ground cinnamon 
  • Sugar
  • Milk
  • Blended coffee

  • Hot Chocolate 

We all know that hot chocolate is dedicated to this weather, winter is never completed without a warm cup of hot choco! Give your hot chocolate a little friend with a handful of marshmallows that will surely melt. 

Chicken Oats Soup 

This soup is the way to the heart. We love both oats and chicken and what better way to create a delicious dish like the Chicken Oats Soup?

What do you need to make it?

  • Shredded chicken breast 
  • Oats 
  • Flour 
  • Onion
  • Cumin 

Vegetable soup

Part healthy and part warm, vegetable soup is the best option to help keep your diet filled with health-giving and your bodies cooled down and energetic. 

What do you need to make it?

  • Ground Beef 
  • Onions
  • Garlic 
  • Diced tomatoes 
  • Carrots and celery 
  • Potatoes
  • Parsley 
  • Thyme 

You can always add more ingredients of your choice 

A caring piece of advice from us. Add to your diet fresh vegetables, fruits, dried fruits, dairy products, nuts/oilseeds, whole grains. Enriching our meals with these will definitely keep you protected from colds and infections. 

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