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4 Indulgent Hot Chocolate Recipes

 One of the best parts of winter is curling up on the couch with a nice large comforting mug of hot chocolate. While we all have our go-to hot chocolate recipes or that easy packet of instant hot chocolate, if you’re really in the mood of spoiling yourself you should try one of the four recipes below! We are sure that once you’ve made them, your family will be asking for them time and time again.

Hot chocolate with peanut butter whipped cream

We all know that hot chocolate goes great with whipped cream, but have you ever thought about adding peanut butter to this wonderful drink? Whether you did or didn’t, you’ll now see how to make this wonderful drink that’s going to be a surefire hit among your family and friends.

Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 4

Difficulty: Easy 

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Ingredients for peanut butter whipped cream: 

  • 1 cup heavy cream, whipped
  • 2 tbsp. powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract

Ingredients for hot chocolate:

  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 60 g milk chocolate chips
  • 60 g dark chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup peanut butter

Directions for peanut butter whipped cream:

1. Place the whipped cream in a medium bowl and add the peanut butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Gently fold the contents together till well mixed and transfer to a piping bag with a star-shaped piping tip.

2. Place in the refrigerator until use.

 

Directions for hot chocolate: 

 

1. Place all the ingredients into a medium-sized pot and heat over medium heat until the peanut butter and chocolate melt together. It’s very important not to bring the mixture to a boil!

2. Pour the drink into 4 cups, add the whipped cream and decorate with cookies, chocolate syrup and any other toppings you like.

Red Velvet hot chocolate

You don’t have to wait for Valentine's Day to prepare something special for the people you love. Just surprise your loved ones with a warm, comforting and delicious drink in red that proves that there isn’t only black and white in chocolate milk...

Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 4

Difficulty: Easy 

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Ingredients: 

  • 4 cups milk 
  • 400 ml sweetened condensed milk 
  • 120 g white chocolate
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 4-5 drops red food coloring
  • Whipped cream – for topping 

Directions: 

1. Place all the ingredients except the whipped cream, into a medium sized pot and stir well.

2. Place the pot over a medium heat and continue stirring until the chocolate melts.

3. When the drink is hot but not boiling and the chocolate melts completely, mix quickly and carefully until the drink turns red. 

4. Pour the drink into mugs and top with a good helping of whipped cream.

Mexican hot chocolate with chili

You may not know this, but the decadent cocoa drink we all love originated in South America where the Aztecs would drink it bitter and spicy. The next recipe brings this drink back to its roots only with added ingredients such as milk, sugar, cream and rum that create a real pleasure and a sense of indulgence.

Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 1

Difficulty: Easy 

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Ingredients: 

  • 50 g dark chocolate
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 ½ tsp brown sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 chili pepper, whole and dry 
  • 2 tsp. coconut vodka
  • 2 tsp. white rum 
  • Some cinnamon for serving

Directions: 

1. Break the chocolate into cubes and place in a medium heat-proof bowl.

2. In a small saucepan or pot, heat cream, milk, brown sugar, salt and chili over a medium heat. Don’t let the liquids boil!

3. Pour the contents of the pot over the chocolate, let sit for about half a minute and mix together till you reach a smooth consistency.

3. Remove the chili and set it aside for decoration if you’d like or throw it away.

4. Pour the drink into a large mug, add the coconut vodka and the rum and stir well.

5. Garnish the drink with whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon or simply sprinkle with cinnamon and serve.

Hot white chocolate with marshmallows

Hot chocolate is a real treat, and if you make an upgraded version of this drink using white chocolate and marshmallows, there’s no doubt that everyone will want to taste it. Try this velvety and comforting drink at any hour of the day and enjoy a few minutes of pleasure that you won’t want to give up.

Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 4

Difficulty: Easy 

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Ingredients: 

  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt (optional)
  • 1 cup marshmallows – for topping

Directions: 

1. Place all the ingredients, except for the marshmallows, in a medium-sized pot over a medium flame, and melt the chocolate without bringing to a boil.

2. Once the chocolate melts and the liquid is hot, pour into cups, top with marshmallows and serve.

 

image source: queensleepappetit, thesaltymarshmallowrestlesschipotle, celebratingsweets

 

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