5 Hot chocolate variations

Ami Burns

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Try our 5 delicious hot chocolate variations this winter or anytime you want to indulge in a rich chocolate treat.

Hot chocolate

Cappuccino chocolate

This easy but decadent recipe serves 2.

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons espresso
  • 6 ounces milk or half and half - flavored or plain
  • 4 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • Whipped cream -- optional

Directions

  1. Brew espresso
  2. While espresso is brewing, place 2 Tbsp chocolate syrup in each mug
  3. Steam milk or cream if desired
  4. Pour hot espresso into each mug
  5. Top with milk and whipped cream

Mexican hot chocolate

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons milk or dark baking cocoa
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/3 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Whipped cream -- optional

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients except milk in small saucepan
  2. Heat over medium-low heat, then gradually add milk
  3. Heat until hot – but not boiling.
  4. Serve immediately.

Chocolate hazelnut cocoa

This easy but decadent recipe serves 4.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups hazelnut chocolate spread, such as Nutella
  • 4 cups whole milk

Directions

  1. Heat milk and nutella in small saucepan, stirring constantly until hot but not boiling.
  2. Pour into mugs and enjoy.

Peppermint candy cane hot chocolate

Ingredients

  • 4 cups instant hot cocoa mix
  • 4 peppermint candy canes

Directions

  1. Prepare cocoa according to package directions
  2. While cocoa is still very hot, use candy cane to stir.

Melted marshmallow hot chocolate

Ingredients

  • 4 cups instant hot cocoa mix
  • 4 tablespoons marshmallow topping, such as Fluff

Directions

  1. Prepare cocoa according to package directions
  2. While cocoa is still very hot, add 1 tablespoon Fluff to each mug.
  3. Stir and enjoy

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