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A Festive Hot Chocolate for Christmas

This hot chocolate will be the envy of all your friends and family, so make sure to make and share the festive vibes around.

I love hot chocolate anytime of the year, especially throughout specific seasons like Easter, Halloween and Christmas.

I often mix up a variety of different recipes for my hot chocolate, creating new and inventive ways too explore a better way too enjoy a hot chocolate, and of course watching the Christmas posts start to flood my Instagram feed, means there’s also loads of inspirational ideas to explore for making hot chocolates and then yes, taking the perfect picture of that hot chocolate.

Oh the things we do for social media. I mean, I haven’t quite nailed the whole influencers imagery perspective yet for my photos. But, I look back to some photos I took a few years back, I can certainly see an improvement in both my recipe making, recipe confidence making and of course taking the perfect picture of the recipe I created, to share these special moments with you.

For Christmas especially, I love mixing up my hot chocolate recipe to enhance a variety of different tastes, which is generally infused with spices like nutmeg and cinnamon.

Though the spices are very similar to that of a Halloween spiced hot chocolate, without the pumpkin of course. It is fun experimenting with spices and other yummy things too make a delicious hot chocolate.

For this recipe, I keep it simple, but stay tuned, as later on I will be sharing a more exciting version of this hot chocolate which is best suited for Christmas Eve, as it’s super festive.

What you’ll need:

  • Dark Chocolate Cooking Buds
  • Milk (I use either Almond or soy – but you can use whatever you like)
  • Dark Chocolate hot chocolate powder
  • Marshmallows
  • Whipped cream
  • Cinnamon and nutmeg

Here’s what to do:

First you want a spoonful if hot chocolate powder, cinnamon and nutmeg and mix altogether so perfectly blended together.

Then, in a pot, place a large spoonful of dark chocolate buds into a pot (on low heat) and melt only, then remove right away. Mix in the milk you wish too use and then return to the stove top to heat.

Add a spoonful of the festive mix (chocolate, cinnamon and nutmeg) and continue too stir until it’s at the right temperature. Then remove and place in your favourite mug.

Now, you then have two options. If you have a cappuccino machine, you can froth some milk to top and finish with marshmallows and sprinkle chocolate on top. Or even melt some more chocolate buds and then drizzle over the top of the marshmallows.

Or, if you prefer to top your hot chocolate with whipped cream, then top the hot chocolate with the cream and decorate with melted chocolate buds, by drizzling all over the tip and finish with marshmallows.

For this specific recipe, I did frothed milk, chocolate sprinkles and then marshmallows.

And there you have it, a super special festive hot chocolate which tastes absolutely amazing.

Make sure you keep my following my blog, as I will be sharing my very special Christmas Eve hot chocolate recipe which includes a crushed up mint slice. Oh yes, you heard that right LOL.

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