Just because there’s a Starbucks on every corner, you don’t always have to drink on the run. In fact, when the weather’s cold and nights are long, we recommend settling into a nice hot cup of cocoa on your coziest couch. Of course, if you’re going to go for it the last thing you want to do is skimp. So grab your favorite hot chocolate mix and stir things up a bit. With a few extra minutes and a little inspiration, that ol’ PSL in a paper cup is going to seem so L-A-M-E.
Lucky enough to have a few remaining candy canes lying around the house? What are you waiting for? Kiran Tarun’s classic pairing of peppermint and chocolate is topped with a toasted marshmallow for god’s sake. Get on it!
Melt a spoonful of peanut butter into the cup and have yourself a Reese’s moment. Top it all off with fresh whipped cream a drizzle of chocolate sauce and talk about a Sweet Remedy!
Steep some dried lavender in your milk and you’ll end up with a nice floral flair. Invite over the gal pals and sip away the day with this Lavender Hot Chocolate recipe.
Ok, drop that 2% and check out what happens when you start out with some serious coconut flavor. Now, stir in carmel and that peanut butter we spoke about before. As if that’s not enough, cover the top with whipped cream and toasted coconut flakes just like Kitchen Meets Girl. Uh, so where’s our invite?
Even easier, but oh so spectacular to look at. Une-Deux Senses drops a little red food coloring into the mix and tops it all off with a combo of whipping cream and whipped cream cheese.
But what about going with almond milk instead? House Vegan gives it a thumbs up with a couple of cinnamon sticks on the side.
Oh, and if you’re wondering. Yes we did roast those marshmallows just right over the stovetop before dropping them in to our own cup! We suggest you do the same.