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A Hot Chocolate Recipe for Every Taste

A Hot Chocolate Recipe for Every Taste

Hot-Cocoa

Whether you prefer your cocoa classic or are looking for something new, we have a hot chocolate recipe to please every palate. Here are six to try.

Classic Hot Cocoa 620

Classic Hot Cocoa
It’s a winter-weather staple for a reason!

Ingredients: 2 tbsp. cocoa powder + 2 tbsp. sugar + pinch of salt + 1 c. milk + ¼ tsp. vanilla extract

Whisk together the cocoa, sugar, salt, and milk over medium heat until hot. Stir in vanilla and serve. For an extra sweet touch, top with marshmallows and a cookie straw.

Caramel Cocoa 620

Caramel Cocoa
This drink is a perfect blend of salty and sweet.

Ingredients: 2 tbsp. melted caramel + ½ c. chocolate chips + pinch of salt + 1 c. milk

Whisk the milk and chocolate chips over medium heat until hot. Add melted caramel salt, and garnish with a caramel square.

Chocolate Orange Cocoa 620

Chocolate Orange Cocoa
You can’t go wrong with citrus and chocolate.

Ingredients: 2 tbsp. cocoa powder + 1 tbsp. sugar + 1 c. milk + juice of 1 orange slice + orange zest

Whisk together the cocoa, sugar, and milk over medium heat until hot. Stir in the juice of 1 orange slice, sprinkle with orange zest, and garnish with an orange slice.

Mint Cocoa 620

Minty Chocolate Cocoa
Mint and chocolate make a delicious duo.

Ingredients: 2 tbsp. cocoa powder + 1 tbsp. sugar + 1 c. milk + 2 chocolate mints

Whisk together the cocoa, sugar, and milk over medium heat until hot. Add two chocolate mints, stir, and garnish with a third mint.

PB Cocoa 620

Peanut Butter Cocoa
Two great tastes that taste great together.

Ingredients: 1 c. milk + ¼ c. peanut butter chips + ¼ c. chocolate chips + 1 spoonful of peanut butter

Whisk the milk, peanut butter chips, and chocolate chips over medium heat until hot. Stir in a spoonful of peanut butter and serve.

Peppermint Cocoa 620

Peppermint Cocoa
Winter classics collide.

Ingredients: 2 tbsp. cocoa powder + 2 tbsp. sugar + 1 c. milk + ¼ tsp. peppermint extract + 2 peppermints

Whisk together the cocoa, sugar, and milk over medium heat until hot. Stir in peppermint extract, add peppermints and serve.

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