Holiday Hot Chocolate Recipes
Christmas is coming, and who doesn’t like celebrating the holiday season with warm and cheery festive drinks, especially as we make our way through the darkest nights of the year? Of course, for some of us, snow is an actual probability too, so what better way to welcome the season and warm yourself up than with a few hot chocolate recipes? These are sure to help put you in the spirit, satisfy your tastebuds, and are sweet enough to keep you sipping on them until spring. We’ve included 3 of our favorites below:
- Indulgent Christmas Hot Chocolate - Mix 4 cups whole milk, 1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk, 2 cups heavy whipping cream, 12oz finely chopped bittersweet chocolate, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, with an optional teaspoon of instant espresso powder if you so wish. Heat the mixture on the stove for 15 minutes while stirring continuously, and then serve in your favorite Mira mug, and add peppermint candy canes and whipped cream to serve.
Mug match: Pour your hot chocolate into our 18oz Coffee Mug Cup with Handle and Lid for a large, luxurious serving of this decadent drink in a sleek and elegant mug.
- Peppermint Hot Chocolate - Stir together 1½ cups whole milk, 1 cup heavy cream, 2 teaspoons peppermint extract, and 2 tablespoons powdered sugar until it simmers. Melt 4oz finely chopped bittersweet chocolate and add into the stovetop mixture until thoroughly mixed.
Mug match: We recommend matching this peppermint hot chocolate with our Rover mug, which is perfect for helping you to sip on your drink and for that peppermint kick to bring you a feeling of festivity as you go about your day.
- Spiced Hot Chocolate - Combine 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, and a pinch of salt. Gradually add 2 cups milk, stirring until the cocoa powder has dissolved into the mixture. Simmer on medium heat, adding 2 cinnamon sticks, 2 star anise pods, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, and ⅛ teaspoon ground or freshly grated nutmeg as your spices. Stir while heating for 10 minutes before serving.
Mug Match: Our Pioneer mug is perfect for this lovely winter spiced hot chocolate. Whatever challenges you face this holiday season, the 20 oz Pioneer mug will keep a large portion of this hot chocolate warm for you all day long so that you can get through any stresses and strains with this comforting taste whenever you need it.
We offer a wide range of mugs at Mira to help insulate your drinks and keep them at the perfect temperature all day, 365 days a year. So, whether you want to keep your water cold throughout the workday or keep your festive hot chocolate warm and delicious, with multiple colors and sizes ranging from 12oz to 20oz, we are sure to have a mug or bottle that meets your needs and lifestyle. All our products are BPA-free and made with stainless steel, so you can rest assured that they are safe for your body and the planet.