Now that the winter season has arrived, recipes for the perfect hot chocolate are what you need to combat the cold. While it’s easy enough to go to a local coffeeshop, you won’t want to once you try these flavors! Here are some interesting ways to prepare everyone’s wintertime favorite:
Mexican Hot Chocolate
This treat has a kick of spice to it with the addition of chili powder and cinnamon. It also contains a good portion of your daily calcium! Though the recipe calls for chocolate liqueur, it can be excluded for kid friendliness.
Lavender White Hot Chocolate
This cocoa is rich, creamy, and decadent. Lavender and coconut milk combine to give a light but enjoyable flavor. Most of all, it’s gluten-free and vegan!
Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate
Ah, the classic combo. Since I’m sure you’ve had a fusion of peanut butter and chocolate before, you know what you’re getting with this. This cocoa is the ultimate indulgence for adults and kids alike.
Orange Hot Chocolate
While it’s growing in popularity, citrus and chocolate are an under-appreciated duo. This recipe includes orange peel to add to the richness of the chocolate. As a result, you get a very flavorful drink.
Pumpkin Hot Chocolate
Although some people only want pumpkin-flavored treats in the autumn, I say do as you please! The pumpkin adds a fall fondness to this winter classic and it’s well worth it.
Raspberry White Hot Chocolate
Finally, add a “pretty in pink” spin to your cocoa! Because the raspberries carry a tart flavor, they balance out the white chocolate wonderfully. Therefore, this cocoa is satisfying without being too sweet.
One day this winter, when you’re inevitably stuck indoors, give one or more of these recipes a try! They differ from the average salted caramel or peppermint cocoas and can hold their own just as well.