By Gabriela Robles. Updated by Josh Ringler

Cold winter dates can get hot, too! This weekend, base your date night on hot and cold elements. You’ll be sure to warm up even the coldest night this winter with these date ideas! Whether you’re stuck inside because of snow, or looking for an excuse for some time with your love, use these pieces of dating advice to heat up your winter!

The cold of winter can create some ‘hot’ date ideas!

First, you have to set the mood – it will immediately relax the both you and your partner and make you feel like you’re in a dream. Decorate the room with candles and twinkling lights, and play some soft music to get ready for your intimate evening. Find a good playlist full of your favorite musicians and put your phones down for the evening; focusing on each other will make the night that much better!

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Now, let’s consider some hot and cold recipes that you can cook together. Make a warm, hearty dish like chicken pot pie or your mom’s white chicken chili. For dessert, make some chocolate fondue and use pretzel rods, rice crispy treats and frozen bananas slices for dipping. End the evening by sipping on some hot chocolate. If you are itching to get out of the house, make an appointment for a warm couple’s massage. The two of you will be in the same room keeping toasty and enjoying a warm-lotioned massage – these can be sexy date ideas and a nice relaxing experience with your partner!

If hot dishes aren’t your thing, stick with cold meals. Make some spicy gazpacho for a light meal. For dessert, sip on some frozen hot chocolate instead of the kind that can burn your tongue. You can even whip up some thick homemade cream to top it off. Pour the drink into a couple of matching mugs – and voila! You have a nice sweet treat to share. If you’re in the mood to go out, how about ice skating? Head to your nearest rink and lace up those rental skates. Most spots will even have some hot chocolate available for when you’re ready to warm up again.

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You could mix both elements in one night, too. This time, jump right to dessert: setup a sundae bar and get busy! Stick with the hot and cold elements: use hot fudge and warm pecans or sprinkles and frozen chocolate chips – whatever you desire. Grab a cozy blanket to share and settle in by the crackling fire with your sweetheart watching your favorite celebrity couples on Netflix. For a fun activity out of your home, check out your nearest indoor pool and sauna. This way, the two of you will be able to play cool while still keeping the date hot!

Have any fun date ideas that are hot or cold? Let us know in the comments below!