10 Frozen Hot Chocolate Recipes You Can Enjoy in the Summer
Summer and hot chocolate don’t really seem to match. Hot chocolate drinks are more synonymous with, maybe, the first snowfall! Winter lovers often swear by hot chocolate and come summer, they regret that they would need to wait for about five whole months before they can begin to enjoy a steaming mug of their favorite drink.
If you are a winter lover, and yet don’t mind sipping on a colder or a chilled version of hot chocolate, here are 10 perfect frozen hot chocolate recipes for you to enjoy during the summer days.
5 Simple Tips to Pairing Wine with Chocolate
Can chocolate and wine be paired? Wine and cheese pairings are common, but chocolate and wine, not so much! The truth is, chocolate and wine do make an excellent pair (chocolate and wine connoisseurs may even call it a match made in heaven) because of one BIG similarity between the two – chocolate, just like wine has a complexity of flavors and textures, with the potential for subtle changes with each new batch of chocolate. Interesting, right?
Visit these exquisite European chocolate shops on your next trip!
It is well worth the effort.
Europe is famous for many foods and beverages, and one of the most delectable of those is chocolate. The rich, often creamy, usually sweet food made from fermented, roasted and ground cacao beans is popular from the British Isles to Germany and everywhere in between. Switzerland and Belgium’s creations probably are the most famous, of course, but chocolate shops in several other European cities also are worth a visit. We have curated a list of seven unique shops you may want to visit next time you are in the area.
10 recipes for hot chocolate mix
It’s summertime, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy hot chocolate. You just need to get a little creative. Start thinking about it as a garnish or recipe ingredient instead of just a drink mix. Once you do that, you will be surprised at the diversity of uses you can find for that familiar wintertime pantry staple. We have compiled ten creative recipes for hot chocolate mix to either satisfy a nighttime craving or to impress at your next family gathering.
Millions of Starbucks junkies can’t be wrong…can they?
Whether you brew it in your kitchen or buy it from a barista, each day in America, we drink 400 MILLION cups of coffee! Considering only 150 million Americans or 50% of the US population indulges, that’s a lot of java being brewed, poured, slung, iced, flavored, decaf, half-caf and mixed with good old cream and sugar. But did you know hot cocoa may be a much healthier choice for your morning pick-me-up than a cup of joe?
When it comes to hot chocolate vs. coffee, hot chocolate is the winner according to science!
Tips and Tricks to Creating A Fun and Easy Chocolate Fondue Party!
There is nothing quite like a fondue to add a touch of sophistication and class to any soiree. When you add chocolate into the mix, the possibilities are limitless! Making a great fondue isn’t terribly difficult, but it does take time, patience and the right ingredients and tools. Making the party happen…well, that takes a little bit more planning, but with the right mix of people and treats, the possibilities are limitless. We’re going to focus on chocolate, of course, but you can apply the same basic ideas to any fondue party and finish off the evening with the dessert course. It’s another sweet tip set from Caldo Chocolate!
Summer’s on the way, and that means warm nights, hot days, fun in the sun and…hot chocolate? That’s right! Just because the mercury is climbing doesn’t mean you can’t still dip into your hot chocolate from last winter and enjoy your favorite treat in the form of a hot chocolate popsicle. These cool desserts are excellent for chilling on the scorching days to come, and also make great your next party. This refreshing frozen hot chocolate treat will satisfy your chocolate cravings this summertime! In the spirit of summer fun, we have added a bonus recipe, perfect for any family gathering or reunion.
Let’s Begin Our Tour of International Chocolate Festivals!
America loves chocolate. In fact, we love it so much that as a country, we gobble up about ½ of the world’s total production of the sweet stuff each year! White, milk and dark, all presented in ways and pairings to excite even the most jaded taste buds, you can find them at chocolate festivals around the globe. Get your passport ready, because after you read about the five most decadent international chocolate festivals, you’ll be calling your travel agent and making vacation plans!