A delicious Frozen Hot Chocolate recipe that uses cocoa powder, milk, crushed ice and sugar to cool you off on a hot Summer day!
Everyone loves the rich, creamy taste of a good hot chocolate, but when it is hotter than hot outside you would much rather a cold drink, right? That’s why we created this incredibly easy Frozen Hot Chocolate for you to whip up in just 10 minutes any time the craving hits.
This simple Bourbon Cocktail is a play on flavors with hints of almond from the addition Amaretto and bright citrus notes. Aptly named The Nutcracker – our delicious cocktail is one to be enjoyed while sitting by the fire with a big bowl of nuts!
The holidays are a time of gathering with friends and family to celebrate the magic of the season, and that’s why we’ve created this simply delicious Bourbon Cocktail for you to share!
Dreaming of a White Christmas? Our White Wine Sangria is full of the best holiday flavors – fresh crisp apples, plump grapes, sprigs of fresh rosemary and of course white wine! It is the perfect drink for your gatherings.
Christmas time is all about entertaining and spending time with our loved ones, but there is a certain amount of stress that comes with trying to plan and make sure everything is perfect. Our Christmas Sangria recipe is great for your intimate or large gatherings – it can be doubled or even tripled if you need a bigger batch- stunning to look at and its incredible flavor does not go unnoticed.
When I made this for a gathering with my girlfriends every single one of them told me how it was so much better than other sangria recipes they have had in the past. Find out our secrets to the perfect cocktail!
The flavors of the tangy cranberry combine with the citrus bursts of clementine and soft sweetness of the rum to create this incredible Clementine Cranberry Cocktail!
The holidays are just around the corner so I thought today I would share my delicious Clementine Cranberry Cocktail (or mocktail!) for you to add to your list for entertaining! Any one who knows us will tell you that this drink is present at any and ALL events that we host. I have even brought the ingredients with me to other parties just so I could enjoy it more while the clementines are in season!
Aside from the fact that this drink is delicious, it is also GORGEOUS and really stands out as a unique Holiday Cocktail your guests will enjoy. It has a beautiful pale red color with notes of both tangy and sweet and the best part? The bubbles from the Ginger ale that bounce on your tongue as you sip (or gulp in my case!) it back! Everything about this Cranberry Cocktail screams holidays to me which is why it has been a staple in our celebrations for over 4 years now.
The flavors of the tangy cranberry combine with the citrus bursts of clementine and soft sweetness of the rum to create this incredible Clementine Cranberry Cocktail! #HolidayCocktails #CranberryCocktail #ChristmasDrinks
How do you make good holiday cocktails?
A good Holiday Cocktail starts with your barware. Be creative and have fun and be sure to have a wide selection of cocktail glasses to match the drink you are making.
Ice, Ice baby! Cold is best, no one likes a warm drink! Keep your liquid ingredients in the fridge to ensure optimal temperature for your cocktails.
Have a wide array of alcohol on hand so you can sub if someone doesn’t like your base (i.e. they prefer vodka cocktails to rum cocktails).
Measure your ingredients. Free-handing is fun but you don’t want to have too strong, or too weak, of a drink to serve your guests.
Add ice to your shaker right before mixing and no sooner…you don’t want to serve an overly diluted drink.
Always pay attention to the ingredients going into your cocktail, if it has carbonation be sure to STIR rather than SHAKE to avoid a messy situation.
ALWAYS garnish your cocktails! Even a simple garnish makes the difference between a drink and a perfect cocktail.
The flavors of the tangy cranberry combine with the citrus bursts of clementine and soft sweetness of the rum to create this incredible Clementine Cranberry Cocktail, perfect for any Holiday gathering!
Course: Cocktails, Drinks, Mocktails
Cuisine: American, English-American
Keyword: Christmas Cocktails, Holiday Cocktail
Prepping the Clementine JuiceBegin by using a fruit knife (often included in a cocktail shaker kit) to gently curl some of the rind for garnish, set aside. Cut the clementine in half and squeeze the juice into a small bowl or container.
Combine the cranberry juice, clementine juice, ice and rum in your cocktail shaker. Make sure the lid is on tightly and SHAKE to mix the ingredients well.
Using the strainer, pour equal portions into your glass. Add 1/2 of the ginger ale along with a couple of frozen cranberries and stir gently to combine.
GarnishOn a small toothpick, spear 3-4 cranberries and wrap the clementine peel from earlier between. Place on top of your glass and serve. Add additional ice if you want it colder.
You can prepare your clementines ahead of time, we normally juice and peel them the day before our parties and keep the juice in a sealed container so it is easy to measure the day of! If you prefer your drink weaker (or stronger) be sure to adjust the rum to your tastes!
Remember, everything is customizable! If you are having a large gathering you can always make this as a punch, just calculate the number of guests you have and increase your ingredients. For example, a party with 20 guests would require 10x the ingredients listed above. Also, if you have guests that do not drink alcohol you can easily omit the rum and it will still taste just as good. Always have fun with it and it will show to your guests, no one likes a stressed out party host!
This Hot Chocolate Recipe is sure to be a new favorite, it is lusciously creamy and the spices mix beautifully with the white chocolate to create a Pumpkin Spice drink you won’t soon forget. It comes together effortlessly and makes enough to serve 8-10 people.
With the days getting shorter and much colder I thought I would share with you guys my delicious Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate Recipe. If you are a fan of creamy and rich hot chocolate then you are going to love this unique twist on a classic Fall drink.
The fact that it is made in a slow cooker gains it extra bonus points in my opinion, who doesn’t love a “no-watch” recipe right? And if you’re looking for the perfect cookie for dipping I’ve got you covered with our Pumpkin Spice Biscotti!
Fall Drink Idea
I know everyone has heard of the classic Pumpkin Spice Latte, but we wanted to switch it up from the usual Fall drink recipe and give you something you haven’t had before!
This simple Hot Chocolate is awesome for kids and adults alike – in fact you can totally add some Marshmallow Vodka to your cup if you are looking for an alcoholic version instead (we won’t judge!).
The thing I love the most about this recipe is the SMELL – guys you have to just trust me and make it yourself so you can see what I am talking about. As soon as you open the lid to give it a stir you are hit with a delicious spicy aroma of pumpkin goodness, and it makes me want to throw on a thick sweater and my reading socks and curl up with a good book.
The ingredients that go into our Hot Chocolate Recipe are simple and sweet! To make it creamy we used both condensed milk and cream which helps to create a thickness you won’t get with milk alone.
We also use the traditional spices you would find in a Pumpkin Muffinor Pumpkin Spice Latte. You can adjust the amount of spices you use to fit your tastes, but I think we found a pretty good balance in our recipe.
White Chocolate Chips
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how do you make hot chocolate in a slow cooker?
It is as easy as throwing everything together, giving it a stir and setting it to cook! Honestly, this is my preferred method of making Hot Chocolate as I don’t have to stand over the stove for 45 minutes to ensure the milk doesn’t scorch.
And the best part of this Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate is that it is big enough for a crowd which makes it great for holidays and gatherings!
You can even make it ahead of time and keep it in a sealed container in the fridge, then you just set your slow cooker to “keep warm” to reheat it slowly before your guests arrive. Anything that saves me time when I am trying to entertain is a win-win, especially when it only uses 1 dish.
toppings for your hot chocolate
You can get as creative as you would like with toppings for yours but personally I find this Hot Chocolate recipe perfect just the way it is. That being said, you can never go wrong with a dollop of whipped cream or a nice fluffy marshmallow.
Other toppings could include:
Fresh grated nutmeg
Chocolate dipped cinnamon sticks – a garnish with a purpose!
Chopped Pecans or Walnuts – both delicious with the pumpkin flavors
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Yield: 10 people
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate
This Hot Chocolate Recipe is sure to be a new favorite, it is lusciously creamy and the spices mix beautifully with the white chocolate to create a Pumpkin Spice drink you won't soon forget. It comes together effortlessly and makes enough to serve 8-10 people.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time1 hour30 minutes
Total Time1 hour35 minutes
1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 can Pumpkin Puree (not pie filling), 15 oz
2 cups Heavy Cream
6 cups Milk, we used 1%
1 package White Chocolate Chips
1/2 tbsp Ground Cinnamon, + additional for sprinkling on top of cups
1/4 tsp Ground Ginger
1/8 tsp Ground Nutmeg
1/8 tsp Allspice
1/8 tsp Ground Cloves
Slow Cooker Method
In a small bowl whisk together all spices to combine
Next, combine the condensed milk and cream in your slow cooker and stir to an even consistency. Add in your pumpkin puree and milk, stirring to combine.
Add in spices and white chocolate chips and stir. Set to high for 1.5 hours or low for 2.5 hours, being sure to stir every 20 minutes or so.
Follow directions above but using a large sauce pot instead. Set it over medium-low heat on the stove for approximately 45 minutes. Be sure to stir every 10 minutes to prevent the milk from scorching.
You can easily adjust the spices to your tastes, and can even use milk chocolate chips if you prefer them over the white chocolate. Either way this Hot Chocolate Recipe is going to become a new favorite!
1.5 cup Amount Per Serving:Calories: 288Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 100mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 8g
*Please note that nutritional values are not always accurate and are to be used as a guide.
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