A nice cup of hot chocolate goes well with a cold and rainy day such as the ones we’ve been experiencing lately. However, there is only so much you can drink until you want something different. You don’t have to give up your favourite hot beverage just yet. These creative recipes range from sweet to boozy and will give a new meaning to the hot chocolate season.
- Nutella Hot Chocolate
If you want a drink that makes your mouth water at the thought of it, then you should try this recipe. This surprisingly great drink is both easy to make and will leave your taste buds buzzing for more. Heat milk in a saucepan until it’s steaming. Add Nutella and stir until it’s dissolved giving you a creamy, tasty beverage. Pour into cups and garnish with whipped cream and chocolate syrup.
- Kit Kat Hot Chocolate
Kit Kats are one of the most iconic chocolate wafers of all time. Give your plain old chocolate drink a facelift by adding Kit Kats to the recipe. Grind some Kit Kats into fine pieces and dissolve them into your drink to give it that classic wafer-y taste. Pour into a cup topped with whipped cream and Kit Kat sprinkles. Finally, add two Kit Kat sticks on the side and you have an iconic beverage.
- Chili-Infused Cocoa
This drink packs a mean punch to beat the cold. Use cayenne pepper as it adds heat without changing the chocolate flavour. After you’ve made your drink, add a pinch of chilli until the taste is to your liking. Garnish your mug with whipped cream and sprinkle cayenne pepper to give your drink a vibrant finish.
- Cookies And Cream Hot Chocolate
Oreos go just as well with hot beverages as they do in cold beverages. Grind Oreo cookies finely in a blender then add to the hot chocolate. Top the mug with whipped cream and crushed Oreos. The crushed Oreo pieces make this drink look amazing.
- Red Wine Hot Chocolate
Here’s a recipe that combines your two favourite comfort drinks. This thick, boozy drink will give you a heavenly feeling with every sip. Melt chocolate in a saucepan and add milk whisking until it’s creamy. Then add red wine and continue heating. Serve in a mug garnished with mint leaves.
- Chai Spiced Hot Chocolate
Yes, you can add cinnamon, ginger and cardamom to the drink as well. It adds a classy twist to the drink which you can enjoy on a cosy night in with your bae. The spice not only creates a romantic ambience but also adds to the drink’s warming qualities. Top it off with whipped cream and cinnamon sprinkles.
- Birthday Cake Hot Chocolate
When you’re craving some cake but you’re not willing to do the time, this recipe will make up for it. Plus, the colourful sprinkles will add more cheer to an already cheerful drink. Melt white chocolate in a saucepan. Add vanilla essence, milk and stir well. transfer to a mug and top with whipped cream and sprinkles.
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