Celebrate the Season with Hot Cocoa Recipes

A snowy winter scene, a crackling fireplace… When there’s a chill in the air, delicious hot cocoa is the drink of choice for kids and grownups alike. Whether you are planning a festive holiday celebration or a cozy evening for two, celebrate the season with these hot cocoa recipes and make it a special occasion.

RED WINE HOT COCOA

For a fresh take on the cold weather classic, sip some trendy Red Wine Hot Chocolate .  Combine 1 ½ c. of milk with 1/3 c. dark chocolate chunks in a saucepan. Simmer over low heat, whisking continuously.  Add 1 cup of red wine and heat through. Makes 2 large or 6 small servings.

KAHLUA HOT CHOCOLATE

Coffee and chocolate are the perfect pair.  Elevate your grown-up hot cocoa with the flavors of Kahlua.  Add 1 oz. of Kahlua and 1 oz. of crème de cocoa to each 6 oz. hot cocoa. Top with your choice of whipped cream, mini marshmallows, chocolate chips or chocolate syrup. Better yet, add them all!

Experiment with your favorite flavor combinations. Hot cocoa recipes may even call for the addition of Rumchata,  Bailey’s Irish Cream or Amaretto.

FOR THE KIDS