Now that the Thanksgiving turkey has been picked clean and the mountain of dishes is finally washed and put away until next year, we can turn our attention to what we all really enjoy about the holidays: Having an excuse to sample a few new chocolate holiday desserts. Sometimes one a day. The most wonderful time of the year indeed.
There is something about falling snow mingled with the smell of fires burning and chilly toes that just begs for some self-indulgence. The whole season demands it. We brave the shopping malls. We scrape ice off our windshields. We spend countless hours bundling kids into and out of winter coats, hats, boots and mittens (bonus points if the mittens actually match).
And best (or perhaps worst) of all, we receive countless invitations to holiday parties. Which means we’d better come bearing desserts!
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.
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.
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.
Spring is springing, birds are singing, bees are stinging, bugs are clinging…and you’ve got about two tons of hot chocolate mix left over from the emergency supplies you laid in for the winter. By the time you need it again in the late fall, it may have achieved a higher level of civilization than most college kids can boast. If that doesn’t happen, it will have hardened into bricks suitable for the foundation of the Tower of Babel 2.0!
Before you panic and try to drink them all in the week before the weather really starts to get nice, take a deep breath. There are ways you can use the hot chocolate mix in your pantry throughout the year fast and fun ways by creating delicious, quick and easy desserts your family will love! We have two quick, easy, chocolaty treats perfect for company picnics, kids’ lunches or just a fun way to spend some time with the kids or friends.
We have collected ten delicious hot cocoa mix recipes that each has a tasty twist. The following recipes are not to be taken lightly. You may find them so delicious; you end up drinking your weight in hot chocolate goodness. The trick to a perfect cup every time is a high-quality hot cocoa mix and whole milk (you can substitute it with soy or almond milk). So always enjoy these in moderation to keep your waistline in check! These quick and easy one cup recipes are great to make with your children or grandchildren.
These are one cup hot cocoa mix recipes and take approximately 3 to 5 minutes.
With the days getting shorter and the air getting crisper, it’s a time that many of us turn to a nice warm mug of drinking chocolate. Throughout the summer we have been highlighting ice cold drinking chocolate delicacies. But now it’s time to turn up the heat – both in flavor and temperature! Drinking chocolate is an incredibly versatile indulgence. There are so many ways to make a delicious mug of drinking chocolate all yours. For example, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, spices and flavorings, read on to get inspired by some fall drinking chocolate ideas!