Love hot chocolate? You’ve come to the right place.
Living in Florida, one of the things I miss is the extreme change of seasons. There’s no first warm spring day. And there’s no first snowfall of the year. Since there’s no big change outside, I try to recreate the feeling of the seasons with food and drink.
Nothing puts me in mind of the first snowfall like hot chocolate polka-dotted with marshmallows. Give me that mug, a sweater, and Baby It’s Cold Outside from the speakers and I’ll completely forget that it’s 90 degrees outside.
It’s this love of hot chocolate, the recognition that it triggers memories of ice skating, sledding, snow-angels, caroling, and fire places for so many people, that made us decide to do a whole topic about it. For the rest of the month we’re talking about hot chocolate non-stop. You won’t believe the things we have to share on this rich and creamy topic.
We have a basic hot cocoa recipe and one using real chocolate (and a comparison between the two so you know which is best), a seriously decadent slow cooker hot chocolate for a crowd, frozen hot chocolate, hot chocolate cake, a comparison of store-bought hot chocolate brands, a DIY hot chocolate bar, and even a big homemade marshmallow extravaganza. And so so much more. It’s pretty insane.
Or, if you just can’t wait to get all the hot chocolate goodness, get it now. We’ve got it all packaged up for you in this free ebook. Sign up for our newsletter below and you’ll get all the hot chocolate recipes in a handy ebook pronto.
OK, let’s get cozy and chocolatey together!
This post originally appeared in November, 2015 and was revised and republished in December, 2019.