After a long day of work, it doesn’t get much better than
curling up with a nice steaming mug of cocoa and the people you love. Whether
you’re coming home from hitting the stores, slopes, or office, nothing beats
being able to relax with a tasty treat and your family. This holiday season,
instead of preparing your typical pre-packaged hot chocolate, why not try
something a little more luxurious? We’ve combed the internet and found eight
delicious, original recipes you’ve got to sample! Sip them with a good book,
blanket, and a cookie – or two!
cocoa should be hot, but should it be spicy? Short answer: yes! Long answer:
HECK YES! Add a pinch of chili pepper to dark chocolate and see how much you like
Adding a touch of liquor to hot chocolate can help warm even the coldest
hearts. Don’t go straight for the whiskey or brandy though, opting for a
sweeter more flavorful style can complement your hot chocolate nicely.
holiday season, try turning one of your favorite candies into hot chocolate! It
can be done (and it’s not even too tricky!).
– Being on a
vegan diet doesn’t mean no more hot chocolate. It doesn’t even mean no more
fancy hot chocolate. This chai infused hot chocolate is creamy, rich,
delicious, and totally vegan. You’re welcome!
– Not a fan of Junior Mints? That’s ok. Here’s
another candy-inspired hot chocolate recipe. Friends, say hello to the Almond
Joy hot chocolate.
Black Cherry Bourbon
- Dark chocolate, cherry bourbon, and a little whip cream? Yes please!
White Fudge Oreo
You may have dipped cookies in your hot chocolate, but have you ever made hot
chocolate out of your cookies? It might sound a little backwards, but it tastes
saved the best for last! This is one of the more complex recipes on the list,
but man is it delicious. If you love red velvet, this is a must-make treat!
We hope these recipes help keep you warm, full, and happy
this winter! Making one of these creative concoctions? Share your best cocoa
shots with us on Instagram
! We love seeing what you cooking up.