If there’s something I love at Christmas time is a good hot chocolate, even though it’s summer here in Australia. It can really set the holiday mood, just like a festive candle can, and it’s the perfect companion to setting up your Christmas tree. So when planning my Blogmas schedule it only seemed logical to include a hot chocolate recipe. So I combined my love of hot chocolate with my love of collabing with other bloggers and now we have a wonderful hot chocolate collab with two of my fave babes, Laura and Sharni.We each picked a different flavour hot chocolate to make and I obvi had to go with pumpkin spice. Unfortunately we don’t have a Starbucks in Western Australia and as a result, I have been deprived of the seasonal Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Am I a little too excited about a hot chocolate collab? Maybe, but it was delicious and fun and that makes it so worth it.
- 2 cups of milk
- 1T drinking chocolate or cocoa powder
- 1T honey or maple syrup (optional)
- ¼t pumpkin spice
- Whipped cream
- Chocolate pieces
- Mini marshmallows
- 3T ground cinnamon
- 2t ground ginger
- 2t ground nutmeg
- 1½t ground allspice
- 1½t ground cloves
- Combine all ingredients together in a small saucepan and whisk together.
- Heat over a medium heat, whisking occasionally until hot.
- Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream and mini marshmallows or chocolate pieces.
- Pumpkin spice is not the easiest to find in Australia so I've included the ingredients needed to make it.
- Make sure to buy the ground version of ingredients, it'll make it a low quicker to throw together.
- If you prefer to use a microwave make sure to heat in 30 second increments, stirring after every 30 seconds.
Just a couple of things about the recipe. The mug I used holds a lot more than I thought so I ended up using 2 and a half cups of milk. The recipe calls for ¼t of pumpkin spice but as someone who loves pumpkin spice I added ½t. The super cute snowman mug was $6 from Coles and there’s also a penguin, Santa and Christmas pudding, all of which are equally adorable and festive.
Don’t forget to check out Sharni’s recipe which is a very Christmassy White Chocolate Peppermint, and Laura’s which is a Nutella Hot Chocolate and something every chocolate lover is bound to adore. And leave me a comment below or tag me on Instagram if you recreate any of the recipes. What are your favourite flavours to add to hot chocolate?