Cozy up with a warm, comforting mug of gingerbread hot chocolate! Rich, with an intense chocolate flavor and a hint of spice.
Happy Monday everybody! Feels like winter decided to show up a few days early this year, and what better to start this busy week than to warm your body and soul with a mug luscious hot chocolate?
A couple of weeks ago, we received a sampler Salazon Chocolate and we absolutely fell in love with it. We are both big chocolate lovers, especially good quality, dark chocolate (the darker the better!). Add a sprinkle of salt to it, and that’s it, we’re 100% sold.
Salazon chocolate starts with 100% organic, Fair Trade certified cocoa beans and each bar is hand-sprinkled with sea salt to accentuate the sweetness and enhance the chocolate flavor.
With a huge variety of flavors, from cayenne pepper, coconut, caramel, coffee and orange to pumpkin, candy cane and gingerbread, choosing one bar to create a recipe was most definitely a challenge!
First, of course, we had to taste all of them (tough job, we know)… And we decided since the weather is REALLY starting to get cold, and the holidays are right around the corner, a gingerbread hot chocolate would be a very appropriate choice.
We infused the milk with Chai tea to bring up the flavors of black pepper, allspice, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg and ginger in the chocolate bar, and we added cocoa powder to give the hot chocolate a more intense chocolate and make it a little bit thicker. And because we like our chocolate on the bitter side, we didn’t add sugar to ours, but feel free to add the amount that works for your taste buds!
- Combine the milk and the tea bag in a medium sauce pan. Bring to a simmer and keep it there for 10 minutes
- Turn off the heat and remove the tea bag. Add the chocolate pieces and whisk until they are completely melted. Whisk in the cocoa powder and sugar and mix well
- Serve hot with a dollop of whipped topping
The hot chocolate will thicken slightly as it cools.
This is NOT a sponsored post. However, Salazon Chocolate provided us with samples. Thank you for supporting the brands that support “May I have that recipe” !