3 Deliciously Decadent Hot Chocolate Recipes January 22, 2020

by Katherine Sousa Eat

Winter isn’t over just yet! Power through the remaining weeks of winter with three delicious, chocolatey, toasty warm hot chocolate recipes. 

delicious hot chocolate recipes

Classic Hot Chocolate

You can never go wrong with a classic. This delicious velvety smooth hot chocolate recipe is perfect when you’re in need of something delicious, comforting, and familiar. 

classic hot chocolate recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3 Cups Milk
  • 4 Ounces Dark Chocolate (bittersweet or semisweet, to taste)
  • 2 Sticks Cinnamon
  • 3 Teaspoons Honey
  • 2 Teaspoons Brown Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Whipping Cream
  • 1 Ounce Sugar

*Makes 3 Servings

Instructions:

  1. Heat milk in a saucepan, adding chocolate (in small pieces), cinnamon sticks, honey, and sugar.
  2. Beat gently until chocolate is melted. 
  3. Add vanilla and mix well with a small hand whisk.
  4. Remove cinnamon sticks and let cool slightly before pouring. 
  5. Add whipped cream ingredients (whipping cream and sugar) to a bowl and use a mixer to whip until high peaks form and the consistency is firm and fluffy for about 1 minute.

 

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Spruce up your hot chocolate with a fun and indulgent twist on a classic. Just add your favourite store-bought salted caramel sauce to our classic hot chocolate recipe and voila! Feeling extra fancy? Make your own salted caramel sauce using our recipe below. 

salted caramel hot chocolate

Ingredients:

  • 2.5 Ounces Unsalted Butter
  • 1.5 Ounces Light Brown Sugar
  • 1.5 Ounces Castor Sugar
  • 1.5 Ounces Golden Syrup
  • .5 Cups Whipped Cream
  • 1 Teaspoon Fleur De Sel

*Makes 6 Servings

Instructions:

  1. Melt butter, sugars, and syrup in a small pan and let simmer 3 minutes, swirling regularly.
  2. Add cream and half teaspoon of fleur de sel, and swirl another minute.
  3. Add more fleur de sel to taste.
  4. Let cool slightly before pouring over hot chocolate.

 

Spiked Hot Chocolate

Looking for something a little more…sophisticated? When in need of something a little extra, we’d recommend adding 1-ounce rum to the classic hot chocolate base for a kick.

rum spiked hot chocolate

 

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