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Surprisingly Delicious Hot Cocoa Recipes from Saveur Magazine

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Fluffernutter Hot Cocoa                               MAKES 1 DRINK

The winning combination of marshmallow fluff, peanut butter, and chocolate makes an over the top cup of cocoa.

INGREDIENTS

1¼ cup milk

¼ cup marshmallow fluff, plus more for serving

2 oz. semisweet chocolate, finely chopped

3 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter

Pinch Kosher salt

INSTRUCTIONS

Heat milk in a 1-qt. saucepan over medium heat until just beginning to bubble at edges, about 3 minutes. Add remaining ingredients, let sit 1 minute and whisk until smooth. Top with additional fluff to serve.

 

Photo: Saveur Magazine

Photo: Saveur Magazine

 

Nutella Hot Chocolate with Hazelnut Liqueur                    MAKES 1 DRINK

Stirring Nutella into hot chocolate gives a luxurious texture and intense chocolate-hazelnut flavor. For an extra dose of hazelnut, we like to add a splash of Frangelico.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup milk

2 Tbsp. Nutella

1 Tbsp. hazelnut liqueur, such as Frangelico (optional)

Whipped cream, for serving

INSTRUCTIONS

Heat milk in a 1-qt. saucepan over medium heat until just beginning to bubble at edges, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in remaining ingredients until smooth. Top with whipped cream to serve.

 

Photo: Saveur Magazine

Photo: Saveur Magazine

 

Honeyed Hot Cocoa       MAKES: 1 DRINK

Honey adds unique depth as a sweetener for hot cocoa, balanced by a pinch of salt.

INGREDIENTS

2 Tbsp. honey

2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

Pinch Kosher salt

1 cup milk

INSTRUCTIONS

Whisk honey, cocoa powder, and salt in a 1-qt. saucepan over medium heat; bring to a simmer and slowly whisk in milk. Cook, while stirring, until slightly thickened and beginning to bubble at edges.

 

Photo: Saveur Magazine

Photo: Saveur Magazine

 

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