This hot chocolate recipe is a real crowd pleaser. Whip up a batch on a cold day and curl up by the fireplace with a good book. Sip your way to your happy place!
I love being the resident chocolate fanatic at Food Fanatic. It means I get to make chocolate recipes on a consistent basis. Recipes like this Nutella Hot Chocolate. Which really works for me. I can't get enough chocolate in life. I try to eat, or drink, some every single day.
When I say I love hot chocolate it's really an understatement. I cannot even express how much I enjoy a hot mug of cocoa. I'm not sure if it's from growing up in Canada, or just because I love chocolate in general. All I know is I love it and try to sip it as much as humanly possible.
Living in Ontario means we get our share of cold weather over the winter months. Usually it's quite cold from the middle of October until the middle April. That's a lot of months to sip on hot chocolate. It's one of the perks of living here. It's make tolerating winter a bit easier.
We spend a ton of time at the barn with our horses. Usually after 2 or 3 hours in the cold I just want to come home and warm up. For me the best way to do that is to whip up some Nutella Hot Chocolate, then wrap myself up in a warm blanket while I sit in front of our wood burning fireplace.
I know right. That sounds like perfection, doesn't it? I figure if I have to tolerate our harsh winters then I'm going to take advantage of every perk I can. Let's just say we make oodles of hot chocolate in our house. Honestly there's usually a pot of hot chocolate on the stove every day.
I've been making my own hot chocolate since I was a teenager. I used to work midnights at a variety store in town. By the middle of the night the store got a bit boring. Not many people are shopping in a small town at 3 or 4 am. So I would use their hot chocolate machine and experiment with flavours.
It was so much fun to whip up funky versions of hot chocolate because I had so much candy and chocolate in the store. I had access to oodles of chocolate bars and candy. I would try different ones and makes notes of which worked and which did not. Usually the more chocolate the better.
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I love dropping marshmallow cream in my hot chocolate. You can take a big scoop of marshmallow Fluff and float it on the top, then give it a stir and it becomes this amazing creamy foam that is delightful to sip.
Since I'm of the mind of "more is better" I also add mini marshmallows to mine. For no other reason than I like them. You can dress up the top with marshmallow cream, large marshmallows, mini marshmallows, or whipped cream.
Live it up, pile the hot chocolate additions high and sip like a boss!
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Be sure to check out the blog tomorrow for some Pretty in Pink Coconut Cupcakes. They were delicious and inspired by the anniversary of the movie "Pretty in Pink". If you're a pink lover, like me, you'll want to make the cupcakes as soon as possible. You will love them. Pink coconut abounds and it's utterly scrumptious!