Hot Chocolate Recipes

Hot chocolate season is upon us, and that means it’s time to wrap up and sip away with your favorite winter beverage, whether it’s hot or cold.

Creamy Hot Cocoa 

Ingredients:

  • ⅓ Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • ¾ Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Pinch Salt
  • ⅓ Cup Boiling Water
  • 3 ½ Cups Milk
  • ¾ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ½ Cup Half and Half Cream

Combine the cocoa, sugar, and pinch of salt in a saucepan. Blend in the boiling water, and bring to an easy boil while stirring. Simmer and stir for about two minutes. Mix in milk and heat until very hot, but do not boil. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Serve into four mugs, add cream to cool to drinking temperature.

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Iced Hot Cocoa

Ingredients:

  • 6 Ounces Milk
  • ½ Cup Hot Cocoa Mix (or Two Packs)
  • 1 ½ - 2 Cups Crushed Ice
  • Whipped Cream (optional)
  • Additional Mix (optional)

Pour the milk into a blender and add the hot cocoa mix and ice. Blend at a low speed and then increase to high until the ice is finely crushed and slushy. Pour and top with whipped cream and cocoa powder dusting.

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Cocoa Spoons

Ingredients:

  • 12 Ounces Chocolate Melts
  • Optional Toppings:
    • Crushed Peppermint
    • Mini M&Ms
    • Peanut Butter Bits
    • Toffee Bits
    • Sea Salt
    • Plastic Spoons
    • Ice Cube Trays

Place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir and microwave for 30-second intervals until smooth. Spoon the chocolate into ice cube trays and then decorate with your choice of toppings. Refrigerate until set. Serve with 8 ounces hot milk.

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