Christmas Hot Chocolates ♥

Day 6 of blogmas brings to you my go to hot chocolate recipes, on the go and my favourite restaurant find this Christmas! I am a sucker for a hot chocolate at this time of the year, and it is a bad week if I haven’t had at least one or two.

McDonalds Hot Chocolate

If you took part in my Instagram story quizzes you will know that my favourite hot chocolate is from McDonalds. It is a silky treat made with a rich, chocolate syrup. Comfort in a cup! A regular is £1.29 or £1.49 for a large – amazing value for money and an amazing hot chocolate.

Bills’ Gingerbread White Hot Chocolate

On my Christmas shopping trip to Trafford Centre the other day I came across Bill’s Gingerbread White Hot chocolate whilst I was visiting for brunch (they do the best brunch). It is a white hot chocolate served with a gingerbread syrup, topped with cream & served with a mini gingerbread man for £3.50. Much more that the McDonalds one, but this is a great treat and got me feeling festive!


Now, if you also love a hot chocolate in-front of the fire, watching Christmas films at home, then here are two perfect recipes to spice up your hot chocolates this Christmas.

Easy Mint Hot Chocolate Recipe

  • 200g bar plain chocolate, broken into chunks
  • 600ml milk
  • 150ml pot single or double cream
  • sugar, to taste
  • 6 peppermint candy canes, to serve

Method

  1. Put the chocolate in a pan with the milk. Gently heat, stirring until all the chocolate has melted. Continue heating until the milk is steaming, then remove from the heat and stir in the cream.
  2. Divide the hot chocolate between 6 mugs, add sugar to taste and hang a candy cane on the edge of each. Pass the mugs round and let everyone stir their hot chocolate with their candy cane – letting as much of the sweet peppermint dissolve as they fancy.

Simple Orange Hot Chocolate Recipe

  • 150ml milk 
  • 50ml double cream
  • zest of ½ orange
  • 50g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 25ml orange liqueur

Method

  1. Heat the milk, cream and orange zest together in a saucepan until simmering then remove from the heat and pour through a sieve into a jug to remove the orange zest. Pour the infused milk mixture back into the pan and add the chocolate, stirring until the chocolate has melted and is really smooth.
  2. Put the pan back on the heat to warm through then add the orange liqueur. Pour into a mug and serve.

Sorry this one was a little rushed, technology was not on my side today, but I hope you enjoyed day 6 of blogmas and watch out for my reviews of Shibden Mill Inn, Elder and its International Brownie Day on Sunday!!!

Where’s your favourite hot chocolate from?

Christmas Love, Mackenzie x

 

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