5 heavenly hot chocolate recipes to warm you up this holiday season

From a red velvet bliss to a keto variant, this season it's hot chocolate galore

5 heavenly hot chocolate recipes to warm you up this holiday season

Hot chocolate as a seasonal beverage is more than just a drink. It's a comforting hug in a cup, a sweet escape from the brisk air. Whether you're hosting a festive gathering or simply seeking a comforting treat for a quiet night in, we’ve got a list of recipes designed to add a touch of magic to your winter evenings. From classic comforts to gourmet indulgences, our collection unveils the art of crafting the perfect cup of cocoa. Warm up your chilly evenings with IFN’s homemade hot chocolate creations that go beyond the ordinary.

Get ready to sip, savour and celebrate the season with these irresistible hot chocolate creations!

1. Irish Cream Hot Chocolate
Raise a mug to the holidays with the rich and spirited Irish Cream Hot Chocolate. This luxurious blend combines the warmth of traditional hot chocolate with the smooth, velvety notes of Irish cream liqueur. Garnish with a swirl of whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel for an adult-friendly beverage that's sure to add a touch of merriment to your festive celebrations.

2. Red Velvet Hot Chocolate
Step into the festive season with a decadent twist on the classic hot chocolate. Our Red Velvet Hot Chocolate is a smooth blend of rich cocoa, milk and a hint of vanilla, all infused with the iconic red velvet flavour. Top it off with a swirl of whipped cream and a sprinkle of chocolate shavings for a mug of holiday magic that's as visually stunning as it is delicious.

3. 3 Ways Hot Chocolate
Why settle for just one cup when you can have three? Explore the versatility of hot chocolate with our 3-ways recipe. Whether it's sea salt hot chocolate, matcha white hot chocolate or peppermint hot chocolate, this trio of hot chocolate options cater to every taste bud at your holiday gathering.

4. Hot Chocolate Float
Take your hot chocolate experience to new heights with a Hot Chocolate Float. Pro tip: play Katy Perry’s Hot and Cold track in the background as you prepare this beverage, to enjoy the warmth of hot cocoa and vanilla ice cream. The contrasting temperatures and textures create a heavenly harmony that's perfect for festive gatherings or cosy nights by the fire.

4. Keto Hot Chocolate
For those embracing a low-carb lifestyle, savour the warmth without the guilt with Sonal’s Keto Hot Chocolate. This sugar-free, keto-creamy delight is sweetened with stevia and erythritol, making it the perfect guilt-free indulgence. For all those, kickstarting their health resolutions before the new year, this hot cuppa would be the perfect choice.

Gather your ingredients, don your favourite festive sweater and let the hot chocolate festivities begin!

Ananya Gandhi

Ananya Gandhi

Ananya grabs at every chance she gets to spend time with strangers listening to their stories, painting or reading some romantic-thriller novel almost everywhere. Her love for food encompasses everything from crispy fried chicken to a creamy cheesecake. And this combined passion for food and creativity, paired with a knack for social media enables her to make some fascinating content for her Instagram.

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