I am a hot chocolate junkie! I would live on the stuff in the winter if I could. I have recently been trying to get a little more experimental with my hot chocolate recipes and I came across two that are my absolute favorites by far ever! They are super easy to make, not requiring much work, and they are so creamy and delicious!
Milk Chocolate Hot Chocolate:
This one is just a plain hot chocolate recipe, nothing really special here. I found this recipe on Pinterest and it is one that I have used so many times now. You can alter the ingredients, add whatever you want, take out some things. Really, it is super easy to make it your own. I follow the recipe pretty closely, and I top mine with some whipped cream (canned of course, I can’t make homemade to save my life), mini marshmallows, and when I’m feel extra crazy I even add some Hershey’s chocolate drizzle on top! It is so good and comforting, and melting the marshmallows right in makes it extra creamy and delicious.
Peppermint White Chocolate:
I don’t follow a recipe when making this one so each time I make it, it turns out a little different. The ratio really depends on how chocolatey and pepperminty you want it, but if I had to guess the measurements would be as follows:
- 2 cups milk
- 1 whole white chocolate candy bar (any brand)
- 1/2-1 tsp peppermint extract
- whipped cream to top
- candy canes
First I start my pouring the milk into a sauce pan and heating that up on the stove. Next, I take the chocolate bar and break it up into a heat resistant bowl. Once the milk is hot, you want to pour it over the white chocolate, whisking as you go until the chocolate is fully melted. Then you add in the peppermint. Take a ladle and pour the cocoa into cups, topping with whipped cream and a candy cane. Obviously you can adjust the measurements to your liking, double them if you want a ton, and make it your own! I sometimes save a bit of the white chocolate bar and grate some of that on the top, or just huck it in, you know, whichever I feel like!
There you have it! These two recipes are really delicious and are sure to fill you up and keep you warm on a cold winter day!