Hot chocolate with a twist means you can start with a basic hot chocolate recipe and add different ingredients to make special and wonderful hot drinks.
The basic recipe is really easy. You can make individual packs and give as gifts with the additional ingredients either in the mix or in separate containers.
If you would like to give a mug with the gift, this recipe will fill 8 regular coffee cups, or try a mason jar with a handle and lid for the entire recipe. Add a ribbon, some holiday fabric between the top and the jar and you have a quick and pretty holiday gift.
If you are giving these as gifts, enclosed instructions. Divide the recipe below into 8 for individual instructions.
Ingredients – Recipe makes 8 cups.
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 cinnamon stick
8 cups of milk
Mix all of the ingredients in a medium saucepan and simmer until the chocolate is melted and the cocoa is warm and smooth. Pour into cups and serve.
Mexican Hot Chocolate – For those of you who don’t know, chocolate is native to Mexico. It has a heavier flavor than milk-chocolate, but not as deep as dark chocolate.
Add 1/4 teaspoon or cinnamon and cayenne pepper into one cup of the basic hot chocolate mix. If you are doing this for a gift, add 1 1/2 -2 teaspoons to the basic mix. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.
Bourbon, Bailey’s or Kahlua flavored hot chocolate. Add a splash of any of these, or your favorite type of alcohol to your hot cup of cocoa.
Add some eggnog and a sprinkle of nutmeg to a hot cup of hot chocolate.
You can also stir in various jams and jellies into the hot cocoa. Try raspberry, orange marmalade or apricot.
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