How warm drinks will help you to stay positive in cold days

Cold days are before us and that is the reason why we should stay in good mood. that is why we will give you interesting recipes so you can find your favorites one that you will prepare for your dearest.

Nothing better than good warm atmosphere during cold season and staying home with friends and family and warming up with these delicious drinks.




1. Spiced Mexican Hot Chocolate

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Ingredients

4 c. whole milk, 2 c. half-and-half, 1/2 c. dulce de leche, 2 Cinnamon sticks, 10 oz. 70% dark chocolate, 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract, 1/4 tsp. Kosher salt, 1/2 c. bourbon




Directions

Whisk together milk, half-and-half, dulce de leche, and cinnamon sticks in a large saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 10 minutes. Return mixture to a simmer over medium heat. Gradually whisk in finely chopped 70 percent dark chocolate, whisking until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and stir in pure vanilla extract, kosher salt, and bourbon, if desired. Discard cinnamon sticks. Serve warm.

 

2. Nutella Hot Chocolate

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Ordinary hot cocoa gets an extra chocolatey kick. Top with marshmallows, crushed hazelnuts, chocolate chips, and a drizzle of Nutella.




Ingredients

4 cups low fat/skim milk, 2 tablespoons Nutella , a chocolate hazelnut spread (or any hazelnut cacao spread), 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, 2 tablespoons natural sweetener of choice/raw sugar

Optional Toppings:

Marshmallows, Crushed hazelnuts, Chocolate chips, Extra Nutella

Heat milk in a medium sized saucepan on medium – high heat until beginning to warm and steam. Add the spread, cocoa powder and sugar, and whisk until dissolved and combined. Bring to a gentle simmer while stirring, and take off heat. Serve with your desired toppings.

3. Frozen gingerbread hot chocolate

 

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At this time of year I always get obsessed with gingerbread flavoured everything; cookies, cakes, lattes… if it’s gingerbread I’ll have it please! I’ve seen lots of gingerbread hot chocolate recipes around recently. Toddlers and hot chocolate don’t mix very well in my experience so I decided instead to make my own frozen version which the whole family could enjoy. 

The ingredients are pretty simple; just your normal hot chocolate or hot cocoa, some frozen yogurt or ice cream, vanilla extract and gingerbread spices. I topped it off with some whipped cream and chocolate shavings (and a little gingerbread cookie too!) but it tastes just as delicious on its own.

INGREDIENTS

3 cups hot chocolate or hot cocoa, cooled, 3 scoops vanilla frozen yogurt or ice cream, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/2 tsp ground ginger, 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, optional: cream and chocolate shavings to top

INSTRUCTIONS

Place all the ingredients in a blender and blitz until well combined. Top with cream and chocolate shavings and serve immediately.

4. Mint White Hot Chocolate

 




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This decadent drink brings a burst of cool peppermint and creamy white chocolate flavor. Top with what every cup of hot cocoa needs—some mini marshmallows.

INGREDIENTS

2 cups milk, 2 cups half & half, 1 (12 ounce) bag white chocolate chips, ½ teaspoon peppermint extract or mint extract, ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract, Optional: A few drops of food coloring, Marshmallows for topping

INSTRUCTIONS

In a large pot, add milk and half-and-half, and heat over medium heat until steam-y but not boiling. Stir in the white chocolate chips. Continue stirring until chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is creamy. Stir in food coloring and extracts. Stir until smooth. Serve warm.

 

 

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