Thursday, January 17, 2013

5 Hot Chocolate Recipes Part 2

I found these 5 Hot Cocoa Recipes in the Taste of Christmas Cook Book Hot Cocoa and Other Wintry Beverages published by Barbour Publishing at my local Lifeway Christian Bookstore.  I fell in love with the recipes when I looked at this cookbook and since it was only $4.99, I bought it to share some recipes with all of you this winter.  They are all pretty easy and straight forward, and I think you'll enjoy them during this winter season.

So here we go for today 5 Hot Cocoa Recipes.

1.  Peanut Butter Hot Cocoa


1/2 cup chocolate syrup
1/2  cup peanut butter
ground cinnamon
4 cups milk
miniature marshmallows
Add chocolate syrup, peanut butter, cinnamon, and milk in a pan and heat, stirring until smooth.   Cook until hot but not boiling.  Remove from heat.  Pour into mugs and top with marshmallows.
Serves 4 to 5

2.  Hot Fudge Sundae Cocoa


1 3/4 cups half and half
1 cup milk
3/4 cup hot fudge sauce
1/8 tsp cinnamon
2 cups vanilla ice cream
Whipped Cream
Warmed Hot Fudge Sauce
Marachino Cherries

Add half and half milk and hot fudge sauce, and cinnamon to a pan.  Cook over medium heat until very hot, but not boiling.   Add 1/2 cup ice cream to 4 mugs.  Then pour hot cocoa over the ice cream in each mug.  Top each mug with whipped cream and a cherry.
Serves 4

3.  Thin Mint Cocoa


1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup instant hot  chocolate mix
1/3 cup hot water
4 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp peppermint extract

Mix sugar, hot chocolate mix in hot water until completely dissolved.  Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes add milk, vanilla, and peppermint extract and continue cooking until hot.  Pour into 4 mugs and serve.
Serves 4

4.   Caramel Hot Chocolate


1 1/3 cups instant hot chocolate
4 cups hot water
1 caramel filled chocolate bar ( chopped )
Whipped Cream

In a pan add instant hot chocolate and hot water and heat to boiling.   Add chopped caramel filled chocolate and stir until dissolved.  Pour into 4 mugs and top with whipped cream and serve.
Serves 4

5.  Brown Sugar Hot Chocolate


3 oz unsweetened chocolate
1/3 cup water
4 cups hot milk
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 pinches salt

In a double boiler melt chocolate in water.  Slowly stir in milk, brown sugar and salt.  Whisk until chocolate is smooth and blended.  Serve Immediately.
Serves 4

6.  Winter Party Cocoa ( for a  crowd )


4 cups sugar
3 1/4 cups cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
4 cups warm water
8 cups boiling water
4 gallons hot whole milk
whipped cream
mini chocolate chops
mini candy canes or crushed peppermint

In a large pan combine sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and warm water mix well.  Add boiling water and boil for 10 minutes.  Stir in hot milk.  Put in a crockpot or a large heated serving bowl.  Put mugs and toppings next to the serving bowl. 

I loved all of the recipes and I hope you do too.  These will make such delicious winter drinks, so have fun and enjoy.  I always love heaing from you.


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  1. Pinned! Thanks Debi :-) It is so hot in SA, I am looking forward to Winter this year {and now you have me covered with drinks !}

  2. These all sound delicious and look so fancy.

    The Busy Bee's,
    Myrna and Joye.

  3. Perfect for a cold Winter's Day! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

    1. Thanks so much for you blog hop every week and I hope that you like the recipe.
      Have a great day.

  4. GREAT recipes! Thanks for sharing! Pinning ;)


    1. Hey Brenda,
      Thanks so much and thanks for coming over. Have a great week.


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