Here at The Bowgie Inn, Crantock, we love hot chocolate. There’s no denying it. There’s something special about cupping your hands around a warm, comforting mug of hot chocolate. Nothing comes close to that first sip…. NOTHING!
Autumn is the season of hot chocolate, and as Autumn is well and truly here, we thought we’d share 5 delicious Hot Chocolate Recipes with you. You may be thinking: ‘Recipe? It’s just cocoa powder and milk’.
And in some cases you’d be right. But you know us, we take our chocolate consumption very seriously…. so you can expect some extra special recipes with unexpected ingredients… Keep reading to find out more!!
1. Disney’s Frozen Hot Chocolate
This is not a frozen hot chocolate in the sense of below zero and seriously cold. It’s a sisterly love ‘Let it go’ kind of hot chocolate.
White chocolate chips
A few drops of blue food colouring
Blue sugar crystals for the rim of the glass.
Click the link for the method if you like, but we think you can just wing it a little bit with this one – as long as it looks blue and tastes good you are unlikely to get any complaints. Click the photo if you would like more guidance!
2. Slow cooker Nutella Hot Chocolate
Why make hot chocolate in a slow cooker? It means you can have a huge supply of it ready and waiting for you to have some whenever you fancy. Pop a batch on in the morning and drink, drink, drink all day until it runs out. Click the photo for the link to the method.
Marshmallows or squirty cream for decoration.
3. Salted Caramel and Rum Hot Chocolate
One for the grown ups and OMG. This tastes good. Seriously, seriously good.
Dulche De Leche or Thick Caramel
A shot of rum
Click the photo for link to method… we bet you already have!
4. Red Velvet Hot Chocolate
We’ve eaten the cake, now it’s time to drink the drink! Red velvet hot chocolate can only be one thing; and that is ‘amazing’. Rich, red and velvety – like sipping a little piece of heaven. Click the picture for the link to the method and more mouthwatering photographs!
Semi sweet or bittersweet chocolate.
A good teaspoon full of red food colouring
Whipped cream (this drink is too posh for squirty cream)
5. Peppermint Hot Chocolate
There’s something wonderful about minty chocolate. Don’t believe us? Then try this! Plus, if you use almond milk and give the whipped cream a miss, this is totally, deliciously vegan. Woop!
Almond milk (or any milk!)
Click the image for the link to the method.
So what are you waiting for? Wrap your mittens around this lot!