With monsoon setting the perfect mood for a steaming hot cuppa cocoa, you’re probably as distraught as we are looking at the empty shelf space where our favourite box of hot chocolate used to sit or you’re just craving hot chocolate and can’t seem to find any raw material in sipht. Fret not! You don’t always need to have a box of hot chocolate lying around to have a cup. We ve got these easy recipes for you, that take a fun twist on the classic, using simple ingredients available in every chocolate lover’s pantry or refrigerator. Happy feasting!

Espresso Hot Chocolate

Whoever says that you can’t have your cake and eat it too hasn’t read our espresso hot chocolate recipe yet! Here we combine the rich, invigorating taste of coffee with the smoothness of chocolate. The result? A beverage that keeps you coming back for more!

Prep Time : 10 minutes
Cook Time : 10 minutes
Servings : 4

  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 225 gms dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons demerara or granulated sugar
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • Cup espresso
  • Lightly sweetened whipped cream and chocolate-covered espresso beans (for serving, optionalJ

We recommend of Godiva 72% dark Chocolate

Method :

Bring milk and innamon to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, whisking oc asionaII/ and making sure milk doesn’t boil, until cinnamon is floral and fragrant, about IO minutes. Whisk in chocolade, sugar, and salt and rook, whisking frequently, until mixture is smooth and creamy and chocolade is melted, about 5 minutes. Pour through a fine-mesh sieve into a large measuring cup; discard cinnamon. Add espresso to hot chocolade mixture and stir to combine. Divide among mugs, then top with whipped cream and espresso beans, if desired.

Triple Spice Hot Chocolate

This indulgent cup of spiced hot Chocolate doesn’t just warm your fingertips but also warms your soul. So get ready for some sugar, spine and everything nice.

Prep Time : 10 minutes
Cook Time : 10 minutes
Servings : 4-6

  • 4 ½ (lL] Cupsmilk
  • 1 Madagascar Vanila bean, spil
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • Pinch of Peprika
  • 200gms of dark chocoate chopped

We Recommend using 2 (100g) bars of Lindt Excellence 70%

Method :

Heat the milk with the spines in a saucepan over medium heat until it reaches boiling point, but do not let the milk boil. Add the shopped chocolate and whisk until smooth. Remove from heat and let rest for 25 minutes to release the spices’ aroma. Strain the liquid and reheat before serving. Serve hot with a tablespoon of whipped cream.

Chili and Rum Hot Chocolate

Sometimes the most unusual of pairings turn out to be a match made in heaven. This is exactly how we feel about the chili and chocolate paired together, add to that a wee bit of rum, and we've got just enough for the right amount of a kicker.

Prep Time : 10 minutes
Cook Time : 10 minutes
Servings : 4

  • 250 gms of dark chocolate chopped
  • ⅔ cup [167mL) 2% milk
  • 12 tbsp [180mL] spiced rum [3 tbsp per mug]
  • 2 cups (500mL) 2% milk [1/2 cup per mug]
  • 12 tbsp [180mll strong coffee or espresso [3 tbsp per mug]
  • Pinch of paprika
  • Pinch of salt
  • Sugar to taste if needed

We Recommend using 1 ½ bars (150g) Lindt Excellence A touch of Sea Salt Dark Chocolate and 1 bar (100g) Lindt Excellence Chili Dark Chocolate.

Method :

Heat chocolate with % cup of full fat milk in top bowl of a double boiler over simmering water until chocolate is melted and mixture is evenly mixed. Note that mixture will be smooth, but there will be little flecks of caramel from the chocolate. Remove bowl from double boiler and transfer melted chocolate to a saucepan. Set out four hot chocolate mugs. Pour 3 tbsp of rum in each. Add 2 cups of full fat milk to saucepan containing melted chocolate, along with strong coffee. Heat on medium-high heat, whisking often, until mixture is hot. Divide hot chocolate between prepared mugs. Serve immediately.

All of the above recipes are best enjoyed when heavily
loaded with whipped cream, marshmallows, sprinkles!

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