It’s the most wonderful time of the year… Holiday season! I am one if those crazy people who start listening to Christmas music at the beginning of November. As well as watching Hallmark movies, and yes decorating. I just love how cozy it is this time of year. Now when I think of being cozy I think of curling up under blankets, watching movies, and drinking some warm hot cocoa. Today I wanted to share 3 delicious and easy hot cocoa recipes.
Peppermint White Hot Cocoa (from Cincy Shopper)
– Ingredients:4 cups milk, 1/2 cup white chocolate chips, 1 peppermint candy cane, 1 tsp peppermint extract, whipped cream and crushed peppermint (for garnish)
-To make: on low heat milk on stove top along with candy cane (it will melt), pour in chocolate chips stirring until melted, remove from heat and add extact, pour in mug and garnish.
Peanut Butter Hot Cocoa (from The Happier Homemaker)
-Ingredients: 2 cupts skim milk (I used whole milk), 3/4 cup chocolate chip morsels, 3 tbsp powdered peanut butter or 2 tbsp creamy peanut butter (this is what I used)
– To Make: combine all ingredients in a saucepan and heat on low until warm, pour into mug(s) and top with whip cream.
Pumpkin Spice Hot Cocoa
-Ingredients: 1 cup of milk, 1 tsp maple syrup, 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice, 1 tsp unsweetend dark cocoa.
– To Make: Combine all ingredients in sauce pan and heat on low until warm, pour into mug and garnish with whip cream. I would’ve added a cinnamon stick if I had one.
Now don’t get me wrong I love a simple, no frills, hot cocoa (topped with whipped cream of course), but sometimes it’s fun to spice them up a bit and added some more flavor to them. Let me know if you try any of these recipes or if you have any other ones. Also, let me know what things you love to do during this time of year!
Thanks for reading! xx