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Saturday, November 28, 2015

10 Ways To Level Up Your Hot Chocolate Game

Christmas has officially made it to the Marrott/Roberts household. We hold off until after Thanksgiving in order for each moment to run its course. So now that Santa has come down 34th Street we can begin!

I'm finally home for the holidays after 3 years and it's marvelous. Being away from my family on these special days was very difficult. I struggled to the point of tears. Traditions are very important to me. They represent unique and powerful memories. That's why they are traditions! Sometimes those traditions are lost with time, like how I'm watching my family grow out of Christmas pajamas (literally, figuratively, and financially lol). And sometimes we have kept memories alive by updating or performing them differently.

For example: My family does a lot of Christmas-related activities with hot chocolate around. Decorating, music, movie marathons, baking - you name it and there's probably a few mugs filled with Christmas cocoa. Back in high school I came up with the idea of Hot Chocolate Specials. Just something a little different to make things interesting. Regular hot chocolate is great, but Hot Chocolate Specials are just cool! It's like having a personalized mug filled with a warm hug and winter miracles. I might be going overboard, but I want to make sure you are getting the right imagery. This is just too good to miss! And it couldn't be any easier to make. Just grab a mug of piping hot cocoa, get creative with whatever you have in your pantry, and voila. Here's some ideas to get you started:



10 Ways To Level Up Your Hot Chocolate Game

  • Drizzle on some Caramel and Sea Salt
  • Sprinkle on Crushed Up Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
  • Stir in a giant scoop of Hot Fudge or Butterscotch
  • Give it a dash of Cinnamon or Nutmeg
  • Put in a few drops of Vanilla Extract
  • Add in some Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
  • Melt in a couple of Candy Canes
  • Put Sprinkles on a big pile of Whipped Cream
  • Top with a Maraschino Cherry
  • Or do any combination of the above!

YUM. Man, it's good to be home! What family traditions has your family taken up a notch for the holidays? Tell me all about it! Also don't forget to sign up for my email list in the sidebar. I don't want you to miss out on anything new... *hint hint*




6 comments:

  1. Our family would agree with you, there is nothing like coming in after sledding, skating, or shovelling snow to a nice cup of hot cocoa! We will try some of your suggestions:)

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  2. I absolutely love my hot chocolate! And now I've got some new ways to try it. They all sound so good. thank you!

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    1. Yeah I'm not a coffee drinker so it's nice to be able to spice up my hot chocolate for those days when I need something a little extra. Enjoy!

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  3. You, my dear, are a creative rebel. :D *thumbs up*

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    1. Woah you snuck by me Violeta! Thanks for the stamp of approval. Happy to be one of the special ones.

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