This decadent and delicious spiced hot cocoa will keep you warm and toasty this winter!
Although I'm a huge coffee drinker, that's not my only hot drink of choice in the winter. I also happen to really love hot cocoa. Traditional hot cocoa, dark hot cocoa, even mint hot cocoa. You name it, I'll drink it.
Recently I've been playing around in the kitchen and coming up with some fun twists on my cocoa. I made a s'mores version with lots of marshmallows and crushed graham crackers on top. I also made a spicy version with a bit of groun chipotle chili pepper. That was perfect after a cold day outdoors.
This Spiced Eggnog Hot Cocoa is my latest and greatest. Made with Taza Chocolate Mexicano Discs, it's like nothing I've tasted before. I've been using Taza Chocolate for years and have tried many of their flavors, but the Spiced Eggnog was new to me. A mix of dark chocolate and spiced eggnog, it makes quite an amazing drink.
If you're not familiar with Taza Chocolate, it's easy to find. You can locate a store nearest you, and also find it on Amazon.
Spiced Eggnog Hot Cocoa
Author: Sarah Bates | The Chef Next Door
Makes 2 servings
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2.7 oz package Taza Spiced Eggnog Chocolate Discs
2 cups milk
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Pinch of kosher salt
To a small saucepan add the milk, vanilla and salt and bring to a simmer over low heat. Roughly chop the chocolate and add it to the pan, whisking until dissolved. Keep the mixture over the heat until steaming and tiny bubbles form. Do not allow it to boil.
Remove the pan from the heat and whisk the cocoa until frothy. Pour the hot cocoa into two mugs and top with dollops of whipped cream.
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