A jar of hazelnut chocolate butter, like Nutella or Nocciolata, is always scrape-worthy, even if there's next to nothing left. But no matter what tool you use, be it a spoon, spatula, or index finger, bits of precious, chocolatey nut butter are sure to remain glued to the sides. Instead of resigning the jar to the bin, make hot chocolate instead.
Most every tot we know is a fan of rich and creamy hot cocoa. What's a more satisfying way to warm up after an afternoon of playing in the cold? If you're tired of mixing up mug after mug of the same old powder and milk combo, give one of these sweet recipes a whirl. From an icy frozen concoction to hot chocolate donuts, there's something to indulge each and every sweet tooth!
During Winter, nothing epitomizes warmth more than a steaming cup of rich hot chocolate. This holiday, why not package that feeling for your loved ones by making a thoughtful homemade version of the stuff?
Unlike store-bought mix, which often tastes chalky and watered down, this edible gift is velvety in texture and pure chocolatey in flavor. This year, I'm making a large batch and distributing individually decorated packages of mix to members of my extended family. Keep reading to make your own version of this luscious-tasting hot chocolate mix.
With snow flurries and rain-filled clouds, nothing warms you up this Winter like a steaming cup of your favorite beverage. Whether you're sipping on a maple latte, spruced-up hot cocoa, or Earl Grey, I've found some artsy mugs with painterly designs for your toasty drink (or soup!) of choice. You could even use one of these pretties for serving chocolate cake. I especially love Etsy artist Yevgenia's botanical ceramic travel mugs, like this daisy one ($45), which has me dreaming of springtime flowers. To shop the rest of these handheld works of art, click on the images above!
More than 70 percent of the US is currently covered in snow! The weekend is upon us and that means lots of tots spending time outside sledding, building snowmen, and making angels in the snow. When all of the cold, outdoor fun is done, warm up your lil ones and their friends with a hot chocolate party that will get them toasty in no time. Using Smita Bhakta's Winter Warmer Party as our guide, check out our tips for everything you need to plan this tasty afternoon fete!
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Chilly Winter weather means lots of warm-you-up liquids — be it creamy soups, steaming coffee, or rich hot cocoa for a sweet treat. If you're looking for some ways to keep hot chocolate from being ho-hum, I've gathered together recipes that will add a kick to your cup of cocoa. From liqueur to spices, here are 10 ways to jazz up your hot chocolate.
Jamba has also begun serving new scones and Mighty Leaf whole leaf teas in-store. Later this month it will expand its grocery offerings with smoothies in three of its most popular flavors: Razzmatazz, Mango-a-Go-Go, and Strawberries Wild. The make-at-home smoothie packs will come with frozen fruit, nonfat yogurt, and antioxidant boosts.
Sounds like Jamba Juice is firing back at other chains competing for market share in the recent fast food coffee drink and breakfast wars. I think the idea of hot blended drinks is silly — that's why it's never been done before! Do you agree?
This Saturday, I plan on stirring up a coffee and chocolate concoction. It's spiked with brandy and sweetened with cream, sugar, and vanilla. It's important to serve in heatproof glasses or mugs.
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