Hot Chocolate… What a wonderful companion for the winter!

Now that a little chill is felt in the air, nothing can be better than the comfort of a fireplace to enjoy a good and creamy cup of hot chocolate while planning your next vacation in the sun.

Here are 5 quick recipes to make scrumptious hot chocolate!

Simple Hot Chocolate with Marshmallow



  • 565 ml of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of chocolate or cocoa powder
  • Few small marshmallows
  • Sugar (Optional)


  1. Boil the milk in a pan.
  2. In two mugs put a spoonful of hot milk
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of chocolate to each mug and stir until dissolving.
  4. Divide the marshmallows between the mugs and cover with the rest of the hot milk and stir well.
  5. Decorate with some marshmallows and sprinkle with chocolate powder.

Grandma’s Homemade Hot Chocolate



  • 1 liter of milk
  • 6 tablespoons of chocolate powder
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 coffee cup of chocolate liquor


  1. Mix all the ingredients in a pan, except the liquor in medium heat until starting to boil.
  2. Remove from heat and add the chocolate liquor.
  3. Stir well and serve hot.

Hot chocolate with Orange



  • 1 liter of milk
  • 1 can of condensed milk
  • 3 tablespoons of chocolate powder
  • 2 pieces cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 unit sliced orange
  • 1 teaspoon coffee powder


  1. In a pan, mix the milk, the condensed milk, the chocolate and the coffee.
  2. Add the cinnamon and the sliced orange peel and let it boil.
  3. Remove the orange slices.
  4. Decorate with whipped cream and, on top, sprinkle some cinnamon powder.

Hot Chocolate with Pepper



  • 50 ml milk cream
  • 70 g half bitter chocolate
  • 1 young or black pepper
  • 150 ml of milk


  1. Heat the milk cream; add the bittersweet chocolate until it forms a homogeneous cream and reserve.
  2. Cut the pepper in half, remove the seeds and add to the milk.
  3. Boil the milk with the pepper.
  4. Remove from the heat and add the chocolate cream.
  5. Stir well and serve.

Hot Chocolate with Nutella



  • 200 ml whole milk or skim milk
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon extract or vanilla essence
  • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon of Nutella
  • Sugar – optional


  1. In a pan, heat the milk until it is hot.
  2. Add the chocolate powder and the cornstarch in little portion while stirring.
  3. Add the vanilla extract and then the Nutella.
  4. Continue stirring until become creamy.
  5. When it starts to boil, turn off the heat and serve in mugs.
  6. Decorate with whipped cream and sprinkle some cinnamon powder

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