Cozy Up With These “oh So Good” Hot Chocolate Recipes



You can make the classic creamy hot chocolate, or get a little adventurous and try the white chocolate or Mexican hot chocolate recipe. If you enjoy giving hot chocolate as a gift, then you may wish to make your own hot chocolate mix and put it in decorative glass jars. The following hot chocolate recipes can be made the old fashioned way, using a pan and a stovetop. Or, you may wish to purchase a hot chocolate maker to speed things up. However you decide to make it, youll definitely enjoy the aroma and flavors of a delicious hot chocolate drink tickling your taste buds, and warming your tummy during the long winter days and nights. Marshmallows (optional) Directions In large saucepan over medium heat, combine sweetened condensed milk, cocoa, vanilla, and salt; mix well. Slowly stir in water. Heat through, stirring occasionally. Do not boil. Top with marshmallows. Store covered in refrigerator.


Will last up to 5 days. ¾ cup boiling water Directions In a large mug, mix the hot chocolate mix, chocolate syrup, cinnamon, and chili powder. Pour in the milk. Add the boiling water and stir. ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon Directions Place the white chocolate in a medium metal bowl over a pan of barely simmering water, or in the top half of a double boiler. Allow the chocolate to melt, stirring occasionally until smooth. Stir in cayenne pepper and cinnamon. Whisk in the egg until smooth. Gradually whisk in one cup of the milk until completely incorporated, about 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in remaining milk, and heat until hot, but not simmering. Ladle the hot chocolate into mugs and garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Marshmallows and chocolate sprinkles (optional) Directions Combine the chocolate chips and milk in a glass or plastic dish, microwave on high, stirring every 20 – 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Mix in the coffee, cinnamon, and hot chili powder until the instant coffee has dissolved. Stir in the cold milk. Strain into 2 mugs. Thin with additional milk, if desired. Garnish with marshmallows and chocolate sprinkles. 2 teaspoons creamy peanut butter Directions In a mug, prepare chocolate mix as directed on package. Stir in 1 or 2 teaspoons of peanut butter. Enjoy. Makes 1 serving. 4 oz. hot milk Directions In a coffee mug, pour in the vanilla vodka, amaretto, and add the hot chocolate mix. Pour in the hot milk and stir to blend well. 1 (16 oz) container instant chocolate drink mix Directions Sift together the powdered milk, non-dairy creamer, powdered sugar and instant chocolate drink mix. Store in air tight containers or glass jars for gift giving To use: Add 3 to 4 tablespoons of mix to 1 cup of water. Add a dash of cinnamon, If desired.


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