Gourmet Hot Chocolate Recipes

Today is a very special holiday-themed post.  I’m going to teach you how to make two of my favorite hot chocolates – a peanut butter hot chocolate topped with marshmallows and eggnog infused whip-cream topped cocoa complete with a toffee crumble.  The best part about it is that you don’t need to make some fancy creation on the stovetop – all of this is done with hot cocoa mix you can buy from the grocery store.  Let’s cook!


Fudgey Eggnog Toffee Hot Chocolate w/ Whipped Cream

Ingredients:

  • cocoa mix
  • milk or water
  • heavy whipping cream
  • eggnog
  • toffee
  • hot fudge
  • candy cane (optional)

Directions:

  1. Make your whipped cream.  Take about 1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream and put it in a large bowl.  Add about a tablespoon of eggnog to the heavy whipping cream.  Take out your beaters and whip until it has a thick consistency.  No need to add sweeteners, it’s healthier without and the eggnog and chocolate will flavor it enough.
  2. Crush your toffee.  Take a bit of toffee, pre-chipped or not, and use whatever you have (I use a crusher) to smash the toffee into little bits.  This will go on top of your whipped cream, so make sure that it’s light.
  3. Heat up your milk or water in the microwave on high for about 1:20.  You can also heat it up on the stovetop, but I find that the microwave is easier and tastes just as good.
  4. Add your cocoa mix – about 2 1/2 tablespoons seems to work as a general rule, but if you’re making a small or large portion, please apply.
  5. Mix it all together.  I add a bit more eggnog to the hot chocolate just for good touch. 🙂
  6. Take your hot fudge and add a fairly large glop to the bottom of whatever container you will be drinking this out of.  You can shake and wiggle the container a bit to get it evenly distributed across the bottom.
  7. Pour your hot chocolate in, right on top of the hot fudge.
  8. Add your desired amount of egg nog/whipped cream on the top.  I prefer a pretty thick layer.  Haha.
  9. On top of it all, I take my toffee crumble and sprinkle it over the whipped cream.  Bon appetit!
  10. OPTIONAL: Add a candy cane for a touch of peppermint and good taste.  Happy holidays!

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Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate w/ Marshmallows

Ingredients

  • peanut butter
  • cocoa mix
  • water
  • marshmallows

Directions

  1. Put your water in the microwave for 1:20 on high.
  2. Add a tablespoon of peanut butter and a tablespoon and a half of cocoa mix into the bottom of your mug.
  3. Slowly add your heated-up water into the mug in increments, vigorously stirring after each increment is added.  Continue until it’s thoroughly mixed.  It’s okay if you have some clumps on the bottom – it can only add to the flavor!
  4. Top with marshmallows (and maybe some leftover toffee crumble).  Bon apetite!

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Enjoy your hot chocolates, and happy holidays!

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