Four ways to spice up your hot chocolate for the winter!

Hot chocolate is the best. Like it’s just the best thing to drink while you are sitting in front of the fire watching the cheesiest of Christmas films. The thing is though as great as hot chocolate is, it can get a little boring. So I wanted to share with you all my favourite ways to add flavour to hot chocolate and make it a bit more interesting. So here are four different hot chocolate recipes to make in the winter.

So the first kind of hot chocolate is probably the one I make the most and definitely my favourite and that is gingerbread hot chocolate. So the first thing I do is warm up the milk. Most of the time I just heat up the milk in a microwave and keep an eye on it but depending on how much time I have I sometimes heat it up in a pan. So once the milk is almost fully heated I add the hot chocolate mix and stir it till it’s all fully mixed in.  To that I will then add cinnamon, ground nutmeg and ground cloves. Now here’s the issue, I don’t usually measure these out I just eyeball it but it’s roughly a teaspoon of cinnamon, a quarter teaspoon of nutmeg and a pinch of ground cloves, that’s just to my tastes though so feel free to change it up so that it tastes good for you.

The second way I like to flavour my hot chocolate is with a candy cane. I know it’s a bit weird but after I make my hot chocolate I like to stir it with a candy cane until it starts to dissolve. It gives the hot chocolate a really nice peppermint flavour and it tastes so good! If you are feeling really fancy you could even top it off with marshmallows, whipped cream and some crushed up candy canes.

Chocolate and orange is a classic pairing. I always eat chocolate oranges at Christmas time and they’re just a staple during this time of year. So for this hot chocolate I simply just melt orange flavoured chocolate into warm milk until it’s all melted and tasty. That’s literally it, really simple, but really tasty.

The final way is really difficult to get right but it tastes so good and that is chilli hot chocolate. Honestly the easiest way to do this would be to melt chilli chocolate into some warm milk and if you want to make this I would suggest just doing that. But sometimes I will add the tiniest bit of cayenne pepper and cinnamon into hot chocolate. It’s really tasty but it needs to be a tiny tiny bit of cayenne pepper cause it gets super spicy super quickly. Actually just stick to the chilli chocolate, it’s easier that way.

So those were my four hot chocolate recipes to try out this winter. I hope you enjoyed them and if you actually try any of these out let me know by leaving a comment, it would be really interesting to see what you think of them. Anyway thank you all very much for reading and I will see you tomorrow, bye x

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