Adult Hot Chocolate

by Lindsay on December 15, 2013

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We had our first big snow fall here in Ohio yesterday and even though it really wasn’t that much, I’m acting like it’s a full blown blizzard. I prepped with blankets, movies, and cranked up the heat. I’ve been known to (slightly) overreact to the first snow of the season. We will all get used to this weather soon, but in the meantime, I needed a way to cope. No matter what age, one of the most comforting ways to fight the cold is with a mug of sweet and creamy hot chocolate.

I have three delicious Adult Hot Chocolate recipes to warm you up after you shovel the driveway, go sledding, or build a snow fort. Let’s face it, playing in the snow has no age limit. Even if you live somewhere that doesn’t have cold weather, one of these festive treats are a great way to get yourself in the mood for celebrating the season. And we all know that a sweet, boozy cocktail helps you wrap presents…it’s a fact!

Let’s start at the beginning with Jamie’s fantastic recipe for Hot Cocoa Mix.

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Candy Cane Hot Chocolate

December 15th, 2013

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

1 oz Whipped Cream flavored vodka, you could substitute vanilla vodka

1/4 oz Peppermint Schnapps

2-3 Tbsp of Hot Chocolate Mix (or a packet or your favorite kind)
Whipped Cream

Water or Milk, whatever you prefer making your hot chocolate with
Candy Canes

Prepare hot chocolate. Add liquor, top with whipped cream and garnish with a candy cane…it's the perfect stir stick!

Directions:

Prepare hot chocolate. Add liquor, top with whipped cream and garnish with a candy cane…it's the perfect stir stick!


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Spicy Cinnamon Hot Chocolate

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

1 oz Whipped Cream flavored Vodka, you could substitute vanilla vodka
1/4 oz Cinnamon flavored liquor
pinch of cayenne pepper
3 Tbsp of Hot Chocolate Mix (or a packet or your favorite kind)
Whipped Cream
Water or Milk, whatever you prefer making your hot chocolate with
Sprinkle cinnamon on top

Directions:

Prepare hot chocolate. Add liquors and cayenne pepper, top with whipped cream and sprinkle cinnamon on top.

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Hot Chocolate Orange

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

3/4 oz Whipped Cream flavored vodka, you could substitute vanilla vodka
1/2 oz Orange flavored liquor
3 Tbsp of Hot Chocolate Mix (or a packet or your favorite kind)
Whipped Cream
Water or Milk, whatever you prefer making your hot chocolate with

Directions:

Prepare hot chocolate. Add liquors and top with whipped cream. Enjoy!

About Lindsay

I'm Lindsay, the owner of OliveTree Handmade. I love designing and creating re-purposed and vintage inspired jewelry and accessories using vintage pieces and old/unwanted/broken items. Giving new life to something that otherwise wouldn't be used or thrown away.


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diana December 15, 2013 at 8:42 pm

these hot chocolate recipes sound wonderful thank you for sharing

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Lindsay December 18, 2013 at 10:46 am

Thanks so much! Happy Holidays!

Lindsay

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Cookbook Queen December 16, 2013 at 6:44 am

I’m always up for an adult beverage — especially if chocolate is involved!!

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Katrina @ WVS December 16, 2013 at 9:32 am

Mmm this sounds perfect for a cold evening – love :)

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Hillary Souza December 23, 2013 at 11:35 pm

The Spicy Cinnamon Hot Chocolate definitely has my vote! Thanks for sharing these, Lindsay!

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Laura McCloskey January 15, 2014 at 7:24 am

Here in Miami, I recently had the pleasure of eating at a “Spanish” (from Spain) restaurant.
I’ve never traveled there and I wasn’t very hungry so I ordered their ‘Hot Chocolate with Churros’. Churros are a fried dough, these were round. What amazed me was the thickness of the hot chocolate! It was like a ‘pot de creme aux chocolat’. Thick and not very sweet, it was absolutely decadent, warming, and extremely satisfying. For Christmas I had baked some ‘Mississippi Mud Brownies’ and I had some leftover Duncan Hines frosting and spoonable Marshmallow. It had gotten a little nippy (you know, 60 degrees). I diluted some on the frosting with some Half & Half, microwaved it it 1 minute increments and stirring each time. After 3 minutes it was topped with a dollop of marshmallow cream. I came pretty close to replicating what the restaurant served me. When I looked up the recipe for hot chocolate in Google español, it seems they thicken it with some type of flour or corn starch, that’s why the consistency was so thick. I had noticed that in the store section of the restaurant they did offer two different brands of hot chocolate mix — but, honestly, being gluten intolerant, my version works better for me. You can control how chocolatey you want your cup of hot chocolate to be, but let’s face it, if your going to indulge, indulge like you mean it.

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FrenchCooking May 3, 2014 at 12:26 pm

I now know what to do on a rainy Sunday afternoon :) These look delicious!

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