Warm winter punch

An alcohol-free alternative to hot chocolate for the whole family
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Recipe by: Mixer | Eat Move Learn cook

This warm winter punch is perfect for a chilly day. You could put it in a flask so it keeps warm, and take it out for a walk. There’s a few different ingredients, but what better way to warm up in winter as well as getting one of your 5 A DAY?

This recipe is from our Eat Move Learn programme helping kids to eat healthily and stay active. You can see all of our recipes suitable for young cooks here.

Suitable for young cooks



  • 1 orange, cut in half
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 1l (in total) of four different pure unsweetened fruit juices, such as orange, red grape, pineapple, apple
  • 250ml water
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise (optional)
  • 1 apple, cut into slices
  • A handful of cranberries or redcurrants
  • 1 lemon, juice only
35 minutes

Nutrition information (per serving)

5 A DAY:
  1. Gently push the cloves into the skin of one half of the orange.
  2. Pour your fruit juices and the water into a saucepan.
  3. Stir in the ground cinnamon, nutmeg, cinnamon stick, orange slices and star anise if using.
  4. Heat the punch over a low heat, bringing it to simmer. Simmer for around 20 minutes then leave to cool slightly.
  5. Pour the punch mixture through a sieve into a bowl. You no longer need the orange and whole spices so you can discard these.
  6. Cut up the other half of the orange in to slices.
  7. Add the slices of orange and apple to the bowl together with the cranberries or redcurrants and the lemon juice.
  8. Now your punch is ready to serve! Use a ladle to pour some punch into a mug – drink it and eat the fruit!
Remember that 150ml of this punch only counts as one of your 5 A DAY, even if you drink more