9 Weird and Wonderful Variations on Hot Chocolate
December 9, 2014
Classics are great, but experimenting is encouraged
Hot chocolate just got turned up to 11
Whether you’re just snuggling up by the fireplace, looking for an appropriate winter pick-me-up, or hosting a holiday gathering, hot chocolate is a sweet way to warm up inside and out. No wonder it’s one of the most iconic beverages of the season. But why not kick it up a notch? Naturally, such a quintessential beverage has spurred many variations.
Chai-Spiced Hot Chocolate
If you are a fan of creamy and spicy chai, then this hot chocolate is right up your alley.
Chocolate Abuelita (Mexican Hot Chocolate)
What goes better with heat than a little bit of spice? The addition of chili powder and cinnamon in this recipe adds an extra kick to every cup.
Frozen Hot Chocolate
Does it sound oxymoronic? Yes! Is it weird and wonderful? Absolutely! And don’t forget delicious, refreshing, and delightful. This recipe is classic, but with a chilly twist.
Max Brenner Hot Chocolate
Max Brenner is all about chocolate, and his hot chocolate is literally a liquefied version of his favorite ingredient. The end result is rich, fragrant, and delicious, of course!
Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate
Peanut butter and chocolate is a match made in heaven, and are even better together in liquid form.
The Salty Hot Chocolate Float
It’s no secret that that salt (especially sea salt) pairs extremely well with chocolate… sometimes dangerously so. While adding a pinch to your classic hot cocoa recipe can add something special, this float uses salt to achieve a level of decadence and deliciousness we’ll bet you’ve never experienced in a cup of hot chocolate.
Spiked Hot Chocolate (Tequila)
Do you want to kick the warming power of hot chocolate up a notch? Look no further than this recipe that uses tequila to add a little extra something cozy.
Sucré Hot White Chocolate Lavender
Who says hot chocolate needs to be of the traditional brown variety? This white hot chocolate includes lavender, which adds a hypnotic fragrance.