Winter is a time for delicious, hot beverages. Hot chocolate is a classic during the coldest months of the year.
Hot chocolate is usually a pretty simple beverage, consisting of chocolate, milk, and whipped cream that are combined to make a rich, sweet beverage.
It isn’t hard to switch it up and liven up your normal, boring hot chocolate, nonetheless. Here are some ways that you can put a spin on this classic beverage.
Chocolate and peanut butter is another classic combination, so why not mix the two in the form of peanut butter hot chocolate?
It’s easy to concoct this beverage, as you only have to add a couple of tablespoons into your normal hot chocolate to make this “Reese’s in a cup.”
Another classic combination is coffee and chocolate. While mochas and other coffee-based beverages that incorporate chocolate are heavier on the coffee, adding a simple shot of espresso to your hot chocolate just adds a bit of caffeine and a touch of coffee bitterness to a normal hot chocolate.
Baileys Irish Cream
This adults-only twist on the traditional hot chocolate incorporates Baileys, the classic Irish whiskey and creme liqueur. Baileys adds a creamy, tasty kick to hot chocolate and is perfect for a chilly night out.