3 ultimate hot chocolate recipes to spice things up this winter


With winter upon us again, chances are you will be craving a cup of hot chocolate to warm up. What could be better than sipping on a mug of smooth and creamy chocolate, cuddling in bed and binge-watching you favourite TV show (Game of Thrones…perhaps?). Take your winter chocolate drink to the next level with these 3 unique recipes exclusively for PODiSTA chocolate lovers.

1.     Nutella hazelnut hot chocolate

Nutella hot chocolate isn’t something new but it is definitely a winter must-have. With a nutty and velvety texture, a cup of Nutella hazelnut hot chocolate is all you need on a cold winter night. Good news! We have your hazelnut chocolate craving covered with PODiSTA Hazelnut Infusion.

Ingredients (for a single serve): 1 ½ cups of whole milk, 1 heaped spoon of Nutella, PODiSTA Hazelnut Infusion, 1 teaspoon of nutmeg, whip cream, a handful of sliced almonds

Simply warm 1 ½ cups of whole milk in a small saucepan over medium heat. Once the milk begins to warm, whisk in 1 big spoonful of Nutella (add more if you have a sweet tooth). While waiting for the Nutella to melt, extract 2 PODiSTA Hazelnut Infusion pods in a small cup. Pour it slowly into the mixture; add a teaspoon of nutmeg and constantly whisk until dissolved. Finally, take your Nutella hot chocolate to the next level with extra whip cream on top and a good handful of sliced almonds to enhance that rich and nutty flavour.  

2.     Peppermint hot chocolate

Want something different? Why not try making a peppermint hot chocolate with our PODiSTA Mint Infusion?

Ingredients (for a single serve): 1 ½ cups whole milk, ½ cup of heavy cream, peppermint flavour, PODiSTA Mint Infusion, mint leaves

Warm 1 ½ cups of whole milk in a small saucepan on medium heat. Once the milk is warm, put in ½ cup of heavy cream, 1-2 drops of peppermint flavour and stir the mixture slowly. Extract 2 PODiSTA Mint Infusion pods in a small cup, combine with the mixture and stir constantly until heated through. Pour everything into your favourite mug (make sure your mug is big enough!) and garnish with some mint leaves on top.  

3.     Mexican hot and spicy chocolate

Either you’re having friends over on the weekend or staying in and playing cosy all by yourself, pin down this Mexican hot or spicy chocolate recipe to spice things up this winter.

Ingredients (for a single serve): 1 ½ cups of whole milk, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, PODiSTA smooth and creamy hot chocolate, ¼ cup of sugar, ¼ teaspoon of chipotle powder or chili powder a pinch of cayenne (optional), chocolate syrup, chocolate shavings.

In a small saucepan, add in milk and sugar, simmering over medium heat. Extract 2 pods of PODiSTA smooth and creamy hot chocolate in a small cup and pour into the mixture. Add in cinnamon, chilli powder, a pinch of cayenne (optional) and stir well. Pour mixture into a big mug. Top it up with chocolate syrup with extra chocolate shavings and you are good to go!  

There you have it – 3 exclusive recipes created with PODiSTA chocolate range for you to indulge all by yourself or enjoy with the family this winter.

Tags: winter, recipe, chocolate recipe, hot chocolate, podista, cuppa Last update: May 30, 2016

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