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FIVE WAYS TO JAZZ UP YOUR HOT CHOCOLATE

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

With winter practically upon us, I find myself craving a warm drink, and hot chocolate is usually the first thing that comes to mind! Of course, the *same old way* of preparing hot cocoa is perfectly fine and gets the job done, but sometimes, I want to indulge, you know? Here are my top five favorite ways to jazz up your next cup of cocoa!

 1// Use *real* milk chocolate. In no way am I shaming the beloved Swiss Miss packets that everyone knows and loves. You know, they've actually stepped up their game and now, make flavored hot chocolate. And, aren't those tiny, dehydrated marshmallows absolutely delicious, once they soften?!! Plus, yay that they're super easy and convenient! Once in a while though, its nice to go all out, even if just for a cup of cocoa! My suggestion: Use *real* milk chocolate. Sure, you'll have to boil your milk and patiently stir in your chocolate in, but trust me, it'll be worth it!

2// Or, change up your chocolate completely! Yes! Why not swap out regular milk chocolate for dark chocolate, white chocolate or even sea salt caramel?! You totally could do that!

3// Mix in cinnamon. I love cinnamon; something about it is just so cozy and comforting! You can add a dash (or two) of cinnamon in your hot cocoa to fancy-fy it a little bit!

4// Top with colored marshmallows. Okay, so I thought of this before I was certain that colored marshmallows were even a thing! Thankfully, they are and even though they don't really alter the taste of the hot echolocate, they're still pretty to look at! And picture how pretty your white hot chocolate would look with pastel colors running though it! Yes, please! 

5// NUTELLA. Yes, I went there! I love to add a heaping spoonful of Nutella to my hot chocolate and ladies (and gents?), it is DELICIOUS!
Do you like to jazz up your hot chocolate in any way? What is your favorite winter drink? Starbucks recommendations???
xoxo,
Kianna Rose

8 comments:

  1. This is a great idea! I need to buy some of make some hot chocolate, I like using coca powder and some sugar. A drop of mint extract for mint hot chocolate!

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    1. Ooh, adding a touch of mint extract sounds like a fabulous idea!

      Thanks for stopping by Vanessa!

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  2. Happy December Kianna!!! How is the weather in New York? Hot cocoa sounds perfect for the temperature there! I will definitely try tip #1, 3 and 5. Nutella is the best!

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    1. Agreed! I can seriously eat it with a spoon!

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  3. Hot chocolate!! I always make my own hot chocolate, actually. I mix half a cup of milk with a TBSP of sugar and 1/2 TBSP of coco powder. I mix the sugar and coco in a bit of the milk until dissolved and then I add the rest of the milk and microwave for 1 minutes. I like to add some vanilla halfway through the cooking and the topping it with whipped cream. It's scrumptious! I also like to make it with coffee instead of milk.

    But Nutella!!! I can't wait to try that!

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    1. YES!!! Nutella makes everything better :)

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  4. Mmm now I'm craving hot chocolate! Fun suggestions here; I definitely want to try some salted caramel hot chocolate. <3

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  5. I have never thought of adding Nutella to my hot chocolate before! I will have to give that a go! :) Maybe when it's cooler here, it's summer at the moment!

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