Winter is firmly upon us and we all love nothing more than snuggling up with a warm cup of hot chocolate laced in marshmallows.
If you are like us and wanting to truly get into the festive spirit, why not have a go and add a splash of alcohol to our comforting classic and banish away the cold.
There are many alcohol options to add into your cup; from rum, amaretto to the more festive peppermint schnapps.
Peppermint hot chocolate.
By adding Peppermint Schnapps into the drink; by lacing the beverage with cream and marshmallows, you truly have a festive treat.
Cognac hot chocolate.
With a splash of hot Cognac and a layer of whipped cream on top, sit back and really appreciate what a good cup of hot chocolate should taste like.
Smirnoff Whipped Cream white hot chocolate.
A more daring and adventurous hot chocolate to attempt to make.
Making the drink with white chocolate instead of instant powder, add maple syrup, vanilla extract, ground ginger and cinnamon.
After the concoction has been made, finish by adding a couple of splashes of Smirnoff whipped cream vodka for a magical moment.
Sea salt hot chocolate with a splash of Bourbon
Made with bitter dark chocolate, this hot chocolate is not a beverage for the faint hearted. With a sprinkle of sea salt on top of the whipped cream, enjoy this warming drink out with friends while getting into the festive spirit.
Our Favourite- Hot chocolate and s’mores
Prep time- 5 minutes
Cook time- 5 minutes
A real indulgent drink and one to enjoy with the family this Christmas, by adding an Italian liquor, such as, Frangelico, you can turn this fun drink into an adult only beverage.
Made from dark chocolate, graham cracker crumbs and mini marshmallows to layer on top, drizzle chocolate sauce over the top for the ultimate naughty treat.
How to make:
In a small saucepan on a medium setting, heat the milk, chocolate and vanilla until all the ingredients have melted and the milk is hot.
Whisk the mixture continuously.
On a small plate drizzle some honey and place the top of your mug over the honey so that the rim is coated.
With the ground graham cracker crumbs on a separate plate, roll the mug over the top so that the crumbs have stuck to the honey and you are left with a rim of ground cracker crumbs.
Pour the hot chocolate into the mug and layer with mini marshmallows. With a mini blowtorch heat the marshmallows, until they have browned.
With the remaining cracker crowns, layer on top of the s’mores and finish by drizzling chocolate syrup over the top and enjoy.