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Festive Hot Chocolate Ideas.

5 hot chocolate ideas perfect for Christmas Eve…

Fancy a little bit of festive hot chocolate inspiration? I’ve got a few ideas to really add a festive twist to your ordinary hot chocolates! Perfect to settle down on Christmas Eve with underneath a blanket whilst watching your favourite festive film. Oh, and don’t forget the snacks either!

 

Mint Hot Chocolate

Is there anything more festive than mint? After Eight’s, Matchmakers… Those are a couple of our Christmas Day after dinner treats. Peppermint candy canes are an iconic Christmas treat, so I had to include a hot chocolate flavoured with mint.

Ingredients:

  • Hot Chocolate Powder of choice
  • Milk of choice
  • Whipped Cream
  • Peppermint Candy Canes (crushed for the top and a whole one popped in to add flavour)

Mix together your hot chocolate powder, hot water and milk of choice. Top your hot chocolate with a generous amount of whipped cream and sprinkle over crushed peppermint candy canes. Pop a whole candy cane into your chocolate and leave to stand for 5 mins or so, for the peppermint to flavour your hot chocolate. Tip: Add slightly more boiling water than you usually would, to ensure your hot chocolate stays hot!

 

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

Gingerbread is very festive isn’t it?! I made a batch of gingerbread cookies and ate them all very quickly… They were so yummy!

Ingredients:

  • Hot Chocolate Powder of choice
  • Milk of choice
  • Gingerbread Flavoured Syrup
  • Whipped Cream
  • Gingerbread Men (popped in the cream for a real treat!)

Mix together your hot chocolate powder, hot water and milk of choice and add a small amount of gingerbread flavoured syrup. Top your hot chocolate with a generous amount of whipped cream and crushed gingerbread. Then pop a friendly little gingerbread man into the cream! So cute.

 

Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

I LOVE anything flavoured with hazelnut – nuts and chocolate is something I really enjoy. If there’s a hazelnut hot chocolate on the menu, you can almost guarantee that I’ll choose that option!

Ingredients:

  • Hot Chocolate Powder of choice
  • Milk of choice
  • Hazelnut Flavoured Syrup
  • Whipped Cream
  • Nutella (melted to drizzle over the cream and marshmallows)

Mix together your hot chocolate powder, hot water and milk of choice and add a generous dash of hazelnut flavoured syrup. Top your hot chocolate with a generous amount of whipped cream, marshmallows and drizzle over a generous amount of melted Nutella. Delicious!

 

Caramel Hot Chocolate

Anything flavoured with caramel is such a treat and what better excuse for a treat than Christmas?!

Ingredients:

  • Hot Chocolate Powder of choice
  • Milk of choice
  • Caramel Flavoured Syrup
  • Whipped Cream
  • Honeycomb Pieces (to sprinkle on top of the cream)

Mix together your hot chocolate powder, hot water and milk of choice and add a little bit of caramel flavoured syrup (not too much because it will be too sickly sweet!). Top your hot chocolate with a generous amount of whipped cream and sprinkle with honeycomb pieces.

Which flavoured festive hot chocolate would you choose?