The Holidays are just around the corner and all of use - hot chocolate lovers are looking for fresh and unique ways to drink our most beloved hot beverage.
The Original Hot Chocolate Bombs are a great addition to any hot cocoa drink, but what if there were some delightful festive recipes for the perfect Christmas drink.
In this post, I’m going to share with you 4 unique recipes that I found, which I believe almost nobody has tried.
As you can imagine, this not only makes them special, but they also allow you to have a completely new approach to drinking hot cocoa
This is going to be the best treat you can give to yourself, friends or family.
So let’s waste no more time and get straight into the first recipe…
The Classic Holiday Hot Chocolate
It’s a fact that for all of you who’re living in the Northern Hemisphere hot chocolate (hot cocoa) is almost synonymous with Christmas… The time of the year when family and friends all gather together and share the warmth of their company.
Just image it, snuggling under fluffy blankets, looking at the Christmas Tree and holding a cup of your favorite hot chocolate (maybe even with a dissolved hot chocolate bomb inside).
What else would you need from the cold harsh winter, right?
Here’s what you can expect to get when you follow this recipe:
Now let’s see all the ingredients you would need to prepare 4 cups of hot chocolate:
- 200 g milk chocolate
- 4 cups milk
- 3 tablespoons good quality unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- whipped cream or a hot chocolate bomb for serving
- pinch of salt
Yes, a pinch of salt sounds a little bit off but believe me, salt makes anything that includes chocolate taste infinitely more chocolatey so it’s a non-negotiable, give it a try!)
To create a really strong depth of flavor we’ll use a combination of milk chocolate and a decent cocoa powder. You’ll thank me later for that!
When you have prepared all the necessary ingredients, just follow the steps that I’ll outline below:
- Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and wait for a while so that it comes to a gently simmer.
- Stir the mixture to melt the chocolate and dissolve the sugar.
- And when it’s all mixed up… serve topped with whipped cream or add one of The Original Hot Chocolate Bombs which you can order from here.
When you follow these steps you’ll get the Classic Holiday Hot Chocolate similar to the picture above.
The next 3 variations are an enhancement to this one with just some additions so I’ll not repeat the whole recipe from the beginning!
The first variation is...
The Frozen Hot Chocolate
This should have been a Christmas hot chocolate ideas posts, but I care for everybody. So if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere and the sun is shinning hot, you can try this variation.
It’s basically the time when hot chocolate meets a milkshake on crack. It’s so good that you’ll even want to try it at least a couple of times.
Here are all the ingredients you’ll need:
- the Classic Hot Chocolate mixture before it’s served
- vanilla ice cream
- whipped cream
After you have all the ingredients ready, it’s time for some actions:
- combine the classic hot chocolate mixture with vanilla ice cream
- blend it until it becomes smooth
- pour into a long glass and then top with whipped cream and sprinkles
When you’re done it should look something like this:
Next one is:
Hot Chocolate For Grown-ups
You can tell by the name, that this one is a little luscious. The beauty of this variation is that nobody will really know that your hot chocolate is a little spiked.
If you want to amp up the chocolatiness of this one you can add some chocolate liquor for the alcohol part. (don’t blame me if it becomes too sweet)
Here are the ingredients you would need:
- The classic hot chocolate mixture
- 1 to t alcohol of your choice per serving (I would suggest Kahlua, Frangelico or even good old brandy)
- The Original Hot Chocolate Bomb for serving
- cocoa powder/ chocolate shavings or whipped cream for serving
To prepare it:
- Add the alcohol of your choice to the classic hot chocolate mixture
- Pour into mugs, drop the hot chocolate bomb and top with whipped cream and chocolate shaving
And finally the time comes for the last variation…
The Spiced Hot Chocolate
You can imagine if a chai latte and hot chocolate had a baby, it would turn out something like this. I can assure you, that bady is from the cute (delicious) ones ;)
So melting and comforting, you could say its just perfect for a cold day!
Here’s what you need to make it:
- The classic hot chocolate mixture
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Whipped cream and some sprinkles for serving
The instructions again, are similar to the last one:
- add the spices to the classic hot chocolate mixture while it is simmering.
- pour into mugs
- top with whipped cream or drop one hot chocolate bomb instead for the ultimate experience
And that my friends, concludes today’s post.
If you want to learn more amazing ways in which you can drink your hot chocolate, you can also check out this post (the favorite ways influencers drink their hot chocolate).
Make sure to try some of these hot chocolate variations and prepare fro the holidays with a warm beverage.