Sunday, October 30, 2011

Hot Chocolate - Peppermint, Dark and Orange

What a FUN experiment today!  Home-made hot chocolate is WAY more delicious that anything you can buy in the store!  And the best part about it, you can really create it any way you want!

I bought some delicious Dark Chocolate, Orange Chocolate and Peppermint Bark Chocolate!  Each were extremely delicious!

Please feel free to choose any type of chocolate or milk you would like.  I used Lactaid Milk since I'm lactose intolerant, but you can use any kind you would like.  I even thought about using my Vanilla Almond Milk.....I think that would ROCK with chocolate!

Also, I will give some suggestions on ADULT versions! :)  Thought you might smile when you read that! ;)

For more versions of Hot Chocolate, check out Ginger from Crock Pot Recipe Exchange's Nutella Hot Chocolate and White Hot Chocolate.


Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:
6 cups Milk (I used Vitamin D, but use whatever you would like)
3.5 ounces Peppermint Bark (I used Ghiradelli Squares....and they were awesome!)
1 tsp. Vanilla
OPTIONAL ADULT ADDITION: Shot of Peppermint Schnapps

Directions:
Pour the milk and vanilla into your crock.
Cook on LOW for 2-3 hours or on HIGH for 1 1/2 hours.

Chop up your chocolate and whisk it into your milk.

Continue to cook on LOW for another 1 hour, or on HIGH for 1/2 hour.
Top with whipped cream and a square of peppermint bark.
Enjoy!


Dark Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:
6 cups Milk (I used Vitamin D, but use whatever you would like)
3.5 ounces Dark Chocolate (I used Godiva)
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
OPTIONAL ADULT ADDITION: Shot of Irish Cream Liquour or Godiva Chocolate Liqour

Directions:
Pour the milk and vanilla into your crock.
Cook on LOW for 2-3 hours or on HIGH for 1 1/2 hours.

Chop up your chocolate and whisk it into your milk with the brown sugar.

Continue to cook on LOW for another 1 hour, or on HIGH for 1/2 hour.
Top with whipped cream and shaved dark chocolate on top.
Enjoy!




Dark Orange Hot Chocolate


Ingredients:
6 cups Milk (I used Vitamin D, but use whatever you would like)
3.5 ounces Dark Orange Chocolate (I used Godiva)
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
OPTIONAL ADULT ADDITION: Shot of Frangelico or Triple Sec

Directions:
Pour the milk and vanilla into your crock.
Cook on LOW for 2-3 hours or on HIGH for 1 1/2 hours.

Chop up your chocolate and whisk it into your milk with the brown sugar.

Continue to cook on LOW for another 1 hour, or on HIGH for 1/2 hour.
Top with mini marshmallows.
Enjoy!




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7 comments:

  1. OH I LOVE THIS! I am going to do this for sure!!! Thanks! :)

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  2. Will be sharing this yummy recipe with our South Placer, CA Macaroni Kid subscribers. Thanks so much Hope!
    Alicia

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  3. I really have to try this. It certainly sounds delicious. This is my first visit to your blog, so I took some time to browse through your earlier entries. I'm so glad I did that. You've created a great spot for your readers to visit and I really enjoyed the time I spent here. I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  4. Thanks Alicia!

    Mary, Welcome!!! Thank you for the very kind words! :)

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  5. I enjoyed sampling all three of your homemade hot chocolates. They were all so yummy! Will for sure make them for the holidays coming up. Thx!

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  6. I'm glad you liked them Tracy!!! :) Thanks for being my taste tester and for everything else!

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