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One of the reasons Winter is our favourite season (just until Spring starts showing it’s nose, but that’s a secret) is Hot Chocolate. Spicy or creamy, dark or white, looking out the window while it’s snowing or shared with friends on a Sunday afternoon, we just can’t have enough of it.

Here are 5 deliciously indulgant hot chocolate recipes for you to try!

Candy Cane Hot Chocolate Recipe

A hot chocolate to make Santa proud. To make this candy cane hot chocolate, coarsly chop some semi-sweet chocolate of your choosing. Mix the chocolate into a mug of warm milk, adding pieces of crushed candy cane and a few frops of peppermint extract.

Recipe by Kristen from Pastry Affair

Hot White Chocolate With Marshmallows

For lovers of white chocolate! Coarsly chop your favourite white chocolate bar and mix into a warm mug of milk. Add a few drops of peppermint extract for that added Christmassy taste. Garnish with mini marshmallows and shavings of chocolate. Recipe and more hot chocolate recipes on Averie Cooks.

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Recipe

The ultimate Christmas hot chocolate, created by Elsie and Emma from A Beautiful Mess. To make, just chop up some dark chocolate and a chocolate caramel bar of your choice. Mix into a glass of warm milk, add a pinch of salt and enjoy!

Cayenne Pepper Hot Chocolate Recipe

Another festive hot chocolate recipe from Elsie and Emma is the Aztec Hot Chocolate. You can make the hot chocolate base from scratch, or just use your usual hot chocolate mixture. Add cinnamon and a pinch of cayenne pepper and stir. Top off with some fluffy marshmallows and a cinnamon stick.

Lavender Hot Chocolate Recipe

For this recipe you will need milk, dark and milk chocolate and a few lavender buds. Stir the ingredients together and top with a generous whirl of whipped cream. Rick from A la Mode recommends using just a couple of lavendar buds in your hot chocolate to keep it from tasting soapy.

What about you? What’s your favourite hot chocolate recipe? Do share 🙂

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