It’s day thirteen of the Eats Amazing Advent Calendar and for today’s recipe, I have a deliciously simple homemade hot chocolate recipe to share, topped with whipped cream and cute snowman marshmallows!
When you’ve been rushing around in the cold and wet, there’s nothing nicer than a lovely cup of hot chocolate to warm you up. I always used to use a ready-made hot chocolate mix, but it’s so easy to make it with milk and cocoa powder instead, and you have much more control over how much sugar goes into it. The optional whipped cream and marshmallows make a lovely treat for a special occasion, and it only takes a minute to turn the marshmallows into fun little snowmen!
Homemade Hot Chocolate with Marshmallow Snowmen
Ingredients (serves 1):
- 250ml milk
- 1 Tbs cocoa powder
- 1-2 tsp honey or maple syrup
- Few drops vanilla extract
- Squirty cream
- 2 marshmallows
- 1 matchmaker chocolate stick
- edible marker pens
Place the milk in a small saucepan and heat gently, stirring regularly.
Once the milk is warm, add the cocoa powder and stir until completely combined and smooth. Add maple syrup or honey to sweeten and a few drops of vanilla extract.
Continue to stir until all the ingredients are combined and the mixture is hot, but not boiling.
If adding marshmallow snowman, prepare by drawing a snowman face on one marshmallow and buttons on another. Snap a matchmaker chocolate stick in half for the arms.
Pour the chocolate into a mug, top with squirty cream and pop the snowman marshmallow on top, poking the ‘arms’ into the cream on either side.
I hope you enjoyed this fun recipe, please pin it if you did! For more delicious and fun food ideas for the festive season, check out the Christmas Food section here on the Eats Amazing blog or pop over and follow my Christmas Pinterest boards for lots more fun ideas from around the web; Christmas, Cute Christmas Food Ideas and Healthy Christmas Food.
As I mentioned above, this post is part of the Eats Amazing Fun Food Advent Calendar. Every day from now until Christmas I’m sharing a new festive food idea here on the blog and I’m announcing them over on the new Advent Calendar page too, so do click on the link, bookmark it and don’t forget to pop back tomorrow to see the latest new post!