Last Updated on August 14, 2020 by Ellen Christian
Wondering about easy hot chocolate recipes? With the recent snow storm here in Vermont, I have had an awful lot of shoveling to do to clear the snow out of the duck and chicken coops and the driveway at our house. When I come back inside from all that shoveling, I am sore and cold. By that time of the day, I’ve already had all the coffee I’m supposed to have so I’ve been searching for easy hot chocolate recipes to try. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.’
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Easy Hot Chocolate Recipes
This spiced hot chocolate recipe is a step above the plain hot chocolate that the kids enjoy. And, the touch of spice and bittersweet chocolate with whipped cream makes it an indulgence that I really need after all that snow shoveling.
What you need for this spiced hot chocolate recipe
Your favorite hot chocolate mix – You can really use any hot chocolate mix in this recipe. I prefer the one I linked to because the taste is amazing, and I trust the ingredients.
Chocolate shaver – You will need a chocolate shaver to get the nice curled pieces of chocolate on top of your hot cocoa.
Milk Frother – Rather than whipped cream, I prefer to put frothed milk on top of my hot chocolate. Or, you can be totally decadent and use steamed milk and then whipped cream.
- 1 packet of hot chocolate mix
- Ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves
- Vanilla extract
- Chopped bittersweet chocolate
- Whipped Cream
- Make the hot chocolate according to the package directions.
- Season it with ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
- Add vanilla extract to taste.
- Add a dollop of whipped cream and shavings of chopped bittersweet chocolate.
Of course, if you want to, you can make your own hot chocolate from scratch instead of using an instant packet. It’s really all about how much time you have and what you like. I make a really decadent hot chocolate recipe that’s just like my grandmother used to make. Or, you can make hot chocolate mix as a gift in a jar and give it to friends and family this year. Don’t forget the marshmallows. And, what’s hot chocolate without marshmallows?
So, want more hot beverage recipes?
Ellen is a busy mom of a 24-year-old son and 29-year-old daughter. She owns six blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.