Wintertime beverages: my top 3 hot chocolates
For me, January is the beginning of hot chocolate season. After a day at work or an afternoon spent outside on a cold day walking my dog Dexter, nothing is more satisfying than a steaming mug of hot chocolate. And it gets even more satisfying when you do it yourself. Homemade hot chocolate is so easy to make and so much better than the powder mix you find at the grocery store.
The most important ingredient of a good hot chocolate being the chocolate, I suggest you choose yours wisely. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t have a yummy hot chocolate with inexpensive chocolate, as you’ll see…
On that note, here are my top 3 hot chocolates :
Barcelona hot chocolate
Have you ever been to Barcelona? It’s one of my favourite cities in the world and their traditional hot chocolate is divine, especially when it is accompanied with churros! The coffee and the orange rind strip really add a unique bitter taste to it. Just don’t forget to use decaffeinated coffee if you want to be able to sleep afterwards.
Hot White Chocolate with Cardamom
I’m usually not a big fan of white chocolate but I must admit I really love this recipe! I especially like the use of cardamom, which balances the vanilla to give a flavourful mixture.
Nutella Hot Chocolate
This one is my “guilty pleasure” hot chocolate. It’s really simple and particularly convenient when you’ve run out of real chocolate. And, as you can guess, the kids are crazy about it!
Also, as I’ve already said it in a previous post: In Snax cinnamon pita crisps are a delicious snack to accompany hot chocolate. Perfect for the kids or when you have a sweet tooth!