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On a cold winter’s night, there are two things I want…my man to keep me warm on the outside and a cup of hot chocolate to keep me warm on the inside! Oh, I can’t wait! And I will definitely be making these hot chocolate recipes all winter long.
I can think of so many reasons to make and enjoy a cup, or two, of hot chocolate. After sledding, shoveling, Christmas tree shopping, snowball fights, snowman building, caroling…the list goes on and on. It’s best in a cup big enough to wrap your cold hands around!
Oh my goodness, I love love love the idea of using a slow cooker to make hot chocolate. Jen is so right about making individual cups being time-consuming. When you’re making it for a number of people at one time, this is the only way to go.
Here’s another slow cooker recipe…this one made with white chocolate chips. Sheena talks about how much time it saves making it in a slow cooker, time better spent with family. Love the whipped cream on top with sprinkles…gorgeous! Yum!
Made with the nutrient-rich superfood cacao powder and peppermint essential oil! Tina mentions curling up with a cup of this mint hot cacao while enjoying a Christmas movie…I’m there!
Okay, is this not the most mouthwatering picture of a cup of hot chocolate ever or what? Well, just wait until you watch the video! Having grown up in Italy, Andrea knows her stuff. Calling this hot chocolate is a total understatement. Don’t forget the spoon!
All the chocolatey goodness, none of the guilt! Rebecca gives us a healthy alternative to traditional hot chocolate. For those of us trying to eat smarter, this is a perfect choice!
Another beautiful cup of hot chocolate! Beth brings us this quick recipe…quick being the key word here. With the crushed peppermints on the rim of the glass, this recipe is sure to please!
Slow cooker to the rescue again! Jayme shares this awesomely simple recipe for the next time you have a crowd in need of some warmth. I can’t wait to make this one!
Well, it wouldn’t be Mexican hot chocolate without chili powder, would it?!? No cocoa powder for Melanie’s recipe. Simple, quick, and delicious!
Low carb, dairy free, AND sugar-free?! Talk about no guilt hot chocolate! Love Lisa’s recipe for this instant hot chocolate mix. Just grab a jar with a lid, fill it up with this mix, and you can enjoy a cup whenever & wherever you like!
Another vegan and dairy free recipe! Julia shares her recipe made with almond milk, a much healthier choice than cow’s milk. She rims the cup with crushed almonds and adds some to the hot chocolate, also. Almonds are so good for you!
Love this caramelly-chocolatey recipe! Julia gives us another yummy cup of hot chocolate. Few more calories than her Almond Milk Hot Cocoa (above) but I’ll just work out a little longer today 🙂
Who needs Starbucks when you have this delicious and simple recipe?! Nobody, that’s who! I love white chocolate! Thanks for this one, too, Jen!
This recipe from Jennie has a little eggnog twist. I’ve never had eggnog…yes, 44 years old and never had eggnog. So, I guess this will be the closest I come to trying actual eggnog!
Alix’s hot chocolate is straight from France and I cannot wait to make this recipe. It’s made with the much better for you dark chocolate and that’s what I need right now…anything better for me! She, also, gives us a comparison of the different ways hot chocolate is made in different places. I love reading things like this!
Another white chocolate recipe I can’t wait to make! Sophia’s recipe is made with Ghiradelli white chocolate chips, which she says melts better. That is always a concern of mine…I don’t want my chocolate to scorch. The smoother the better!
Sugar-free, Gluten-free, and low carb? Bring it on! Also, made with almond milk and dark chocolate, Maya’s recipe is another guilt-free option for satisfying our sweet tooth!
So, in closing, I say, as tempting as it may be to just grab an envelope, dump it in a cup, add some water, and throw it in the microwave…don’t! Almost all of these hot chocolate recipes can be made in only a short amount of time, and they are all so yummy. Take the time, make it an event, let your kids help or your grandchildren watch. Make one of the slow cooker recipes and enjoy that time playing games with your family. Grab a cup and curl up on that couch with the love of your life, get under the blankets, and watch a Christmas movie. Even if he doesn’t really want to, he will, because although he doesn’t love cheesy Christmas movies, he does love you! That’s what I’ll be doing on as many cold winter’s nights as I can!
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