Not too hot, extra chocolate, shaken, not stirred...

Happy Monday everyone!  I'm skipping Monday Loveday again this week and instead focusing on something more important - hot chocolate.  HA!  As I've mentioned in previous posts, lately I've been drinking hot chocolate like it's my job.  This morning, on my drive to work, I heard that they just released a study that hot chocolate is good for your brain!  There you go. :)

I've been trying to experiment a bit with my toppings, milk vs. water, etc.  Below is a picture of my classic favorite - Hot chocolate with steamed milk, whipped cream, and chocolate drizzle! 

In addition to this wonderful classic, I thought I would share some of my other favorite hot chocolate recipes that I have found online!  I was further inspired to look for the "perfect" recipe after watching Tim Allen guzzle down the perfect hot cocoa in "The Santa Clause" this weekend.  So, without further ado...  

1)  White Hot Chocolate:  I found this one from the loveable Paula Deen.  I haven't tried this one yet, but anything with white chocolate sounds AMAZING to me.

2)  Nutella Hot Chocolate:  I don't think this one requires a description.  Perfection.

3)  Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate:  I'm a sucker for anything with caramel on it, so this was a no-brainer.  Heavenly and tastes just like Starbucks!!

4)  Frozen Hot Chocolate:  With our freezing temps lately, I have not had a chance to try this one yet, but it looks delish!  Christmas in July drink??  Sign me up!

5)  Milk Chocolate and Peanut Butter Hot Cocoa:  Leave it to Ms. Martha Stewart to kick things up a few notches.  This one takes some time to prep, but is so worth it!!

6)  Peppermint Hot Chocolate:  I'm personally not much of a peppermint person, but if I was, this recipe looks awesome!  And how cute would it be to garnish it with a cute little peppermint stick!?

Hope everyone is staying warm and toasty.  Happy hot chocolate sipping! :)


  1. YUM ... love hot chocolate too and actually heard that same study!! :) Your little Evie is too cute and I love her name!

    1. Thank you! Your daughter is adorable as well! :)