We’ve had a pretty mild winter here so far. It’s the beginning of December and this week we’ve had high temps close to 60 degrees! That’s pretty unusual for weather in the Midwest but we know the snow and cold weather will be coming our way soon enough.
For those chilling days ahead of working outside shoveling snow, building snowmen, skating, snowmobiling or just going for walks catching snowflakes on your tongue, isn’t hot chocolate the best warming station there is? It warms your hands holding it and your body drinking it. Of course warming your soul goes without mentioning.
If you could rate your hot chocolate experience on a 1 to 10 scale, this hot chocolate would be a 10+! There’s no packaged mix that can give you the same satisfying sensation like homemade hot chocolate.
We are sharing one of the best homemade hot chocolate recipes so what can get any better? Topping it with Italian Buttercream Frosting! Chocolate Italian Buttercream or Vanilla Italian Buttercream will send you to cozy heaven!
- Heat 2 cups of milk until steaming
- Add 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
- wisk until melted
If you like mint hot chocolate you could add 1 teaspoon of mint extract for that oh so yummy chocolate mint flavor. Don’t forget the Italian Buttercream Frosting to top it off!
You could also add mint to your Italian Buttercream if your a mint lover like me! Even a little green (non-liquid) food coloring to make Mint Italian Buttercream Frosting would look and taste great with some shaved chocolate on top!
Chocolate lovers could drip their love all over the top!
Carmel lovers dream!
Plain Jane Vanilla Italian Buttercream!
Tap into your creative self for any color and flavor you can think of and you’ll be enjoying the best few minutes on a cold wintry day! Ah, makes me relaxed just thinking about it.