‘Tis the Season for Hot Chocolate

The snow has begun to fall and the holidays will arrive in the blink of an eye which means it is the perfect time of year to settle in with a blanket and a cup of hot cocoa. To help you beat the cold we’ve found three delectable hot chocolate recipes that will have your favorite mug brimming with deliciousness!

Silky Hazelnut Delight
Instead of using chocolate try substituting Nutella for a rich hazelnut flavor!

Directions: Combine milk and Nutella in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, whisking until smooth. Divide between 2 mugs; serve with dollops of whipped cream.

Refreshing Peppermint Blend
Nothing brings out the taste of the holidays like peppermint!

Directions: Place the cocoa in a medium saucepan. Gradually whisk in the milk until cocoa has dissolved. Next, add your chocolate chips and crushed peppermint and simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until chocolate and peppermint have melted. This usually takes 8 to 10 minutes. Then bring to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Add salt. Ladle into mugs and serve each with a peppermint stick.

Caliente Cocoa Concoction
This Mexican hot chocolate has a south-of-the-border kick that will bring you into a whole new world of cocoa!

Directions: First, place the milk and cinnamon sticks in a heavy medium saucepan. Bring just to a boil, reduce heat, and add the chocolate. Let the mixture stand until the chocolate melts, which takes about 3 minutes. Whisk until combined. Serve Mexican hot chocolate immediately, topped with a dollop of whipped cream and a pinch of ground cinnamon.

Don’t you wish you had a mug this big?

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