There is nothing better when it is getting cold outside than making a nice cup of hot chocolate, cozying up by a fire, and enjoying a nice peaceful night. Pretty much anything with chocolate is amazing, but when it is warm and drinkable – that’s a potent combo! There are all kinds of mixes and recipes out there, but a few really stick out for us. We all know of the standard instant brands, but which ones are the best kinds of hot chocolate? Here is our take on this important issue.
Belgian hot chocolate
Names like Swiss Miss might make you think that Switzerland is the home of the best melted chocolatey deliciousness on Earth, but in reality it is the tiny European nation of Belgium that takes that claim. Its capital, Brussels, is one of the most competitive beverage cities on the market, so in order to stay in business, you have to produce quality. And that they do. To create Belgian hot chocolate, mix some milk chocolate, whole milk, ground cinnamon, a pinch of salt – and voila!
Hot cocoa with Jasmine tea
Before you go scoff at this one, just hear us out. It might sound like these don’t mix, but believe us, they do. This subtly sweet and highly fragrant tea has an Asian flair, and when combined with the yummy goodness of cocoa, it makes a one-two punch that leaves you feeling great. Actually, you can try any kind of tea you want. Even breakfast tea if you’d like. It’s up to you. Just take your normal recipe, toss in a teaspoon of jasmine, and enjoy. We guarantee you’ll be hooked on the wonders of tea-infused hot chocolate.
Remember York Peppermint Patties when you were growing up? We do. To get the best results from this, put the cocoa and milk into a saucepan and whisk until it is all mixed in. Once you add chocolate chips, crush up a Peppermint Patty, or even just normal peppermint. The icing on the cake: serve it with peppermint sticks. They are to die for. This drink is hard to top, especially when the snow is coming down outside.
It is hard to go wrong when drinking melted chocolate, and very easy to go right. All you need is a stove, and a little imagination. With these simple ingredients, you can make any of the best kinds of hot chocolate. Delectable taste, a relaxing feel and universal appeal are just some of the reasons that we sell it as one of our fun foods. Try it for yourself at your next party, and see why.