Who doesn’t love hot cocoa? It’s the most comforting thing you can drink during the holiday season, besides eggnog. Traditional hot cocoa is very easy to make, you just need three ingredients cocoa powder or chocolate, milk, and sugar. This produces some pretty delicious results on it’s own, but I included a few different types of hot chocolate for those who want to experiment.
1. Traditional Hot Chocolate Recipe by Ree Drummond
Ree’s recipe is just like any other classic homeade hot chocolate recipe except better because she uses real chocolate instead of cocoa powder. Because of the real semi-sweet chocolate chips, it’s a really rich recipe.
Recipe link: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ree-drummond/delicious-hot-chocolate-recipe.html
2. White Hot Chocolate
My favorite hot chocolate is actually the white hot chocolate drink from Starbucks. If you haven’t tried it yet, give it a go the next time you’re there. Since white chocolate usually has more fat content than chocolate, it tastes even richer than a regular hot chocolate. Although they use a white chocolate syrup, you can make one at home with white chocolate chips.
See recipe: http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/homemade-white-hot-chocolate/
3. Mexican Hot Chocolate
An easy Mexican hot chocolate recipe would just be to add cinnamon to your regular hot chocolate. If you want, you can also add spices like Cayenne. The spices pair really well with the chocolate and definitely give your drink a kick.
How to make it: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/mexican-hot-chocolate-recipe1.html
4. Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Peppermint is a traditional holiday flavor. You can easily make peppermint hot chocolate with just peppermint flavoring (extract or syrup). Add candy canes for decoration and it’s a complete presentation.
Recipe here: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/peppermint-hot-chocolate-350745
5. Nutella Hot Chocolate
Everyone’s favorite chocolate hazelnut spread can easily be turned into a sweet drink. It takes just two ingredients, milk and Nutella. Just heat the milk over medium heat and slowly incorporate the Nutella.
Recipe link: http://www.food.com/recipe/nutella-hot-chocolate-74086
Yum, I am definitely in the mood to make one of these now. What about you? Which recipe is your favorite, or do you have a recommendation for another good hot chocolate recipe? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for visiting and don’t forget the whipped cream!