Warming Up with Some Fancy Hot Chocolate!

Hey everyone! 😀

I know, I know…. Monday’s and Tuesday’s posts were kind of a flop. Allow me to make up for it by sharing 10 delicious ways to make your hot chocolate more interesting!

 

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (dark chocolate will give you a richer drink)
  • 1 tsp. peppermint extract

Heat up the milk in a small pot. Melt the chocolate chips and then add them to the milk. Add in peppermint and stir it up.

 

Orange Hot Chocolate

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp. grated orange zest
  • 2 oz dark chocolate

Heat up the milk in a small pot. Melt the chocolate. Add in melted chocolate, sugar, and orange zest to the milk. Stir until mixed well.

 

Aztec Hot Chocolate

  • 1 cup milk
  • 5 oz dark chocolate
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • Tiny pinch of cayenne

Heat up milk in a small pot. Melt the chocolate. Add in melted chocolate, cinnamon, and the cayenne to the milk. Stir it well.

 

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 oz milk chocolate
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

Heat up skim milk and heavy whipping cream in a medium pot, on low. (It should heat up slowly so that the heavy cream doesn’t scorch). Melt the chocolate and peanut butter together and stir it up. Add the chocolate and peanut butter mixture to the milk and stir well.

 

Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

  • 1 tsp. maple syrup
  • 1.2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp. unsweetened dark cocoa

Heat up milk in a small pot. Add in cocoa, spice,and syrup. Mix well.

 

Nutella Hot Chocolate

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 tbsp. nutella
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa
  • pinch salt

Heat up milk in a small pot. Add in nutella, mix it until it dissolves into the milk. Then add in the cocoa and salt. Mix it well.

 

Caramel Hot Chocolate

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 5 oz milk chocolate
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tbsp. caramel sauce

Heat up the milk and cream in a small pot, on low. Melt the chocolate. Add in the melted chocolate and caramel to the milk. Mix it well.

 

Lavender White

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 tsp. lavender buds
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips

Heat up milk in a small pot. Melt the white chocolate. Add in the melted white chocolate and lavender to the milk. Stir it well. (Note: depending on how strong you want the lavender to be, the longer you let it sit and warm up, the stronger the lavender will taste.)

 

Cinnamon Hot Chocolate

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp. cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Heat up milk in a small pot. Melt the chocolate. Add in the melted chocolate, cinnamon, powder, and vanilla to the milk. Mix well.

 

Raspberry Hot Chocolate

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp. raspberry jam

Heat up the milk in a small pot. Add the jam and let it dissolve until it mixes well with the milk. Melt the chocolate. Add in the cocoa powder and melted chocolate. Mix it well.

 

Let me know in the comments if you try any of them! I’m off to make some pumpkin spice cocoa…. or perhaps peanut butter cocoa. 😉 Have a blessed day!

 

 

The last two of these recipes are by Shari’s Berries.

Featured image taken from Stock Snap.

 

 

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