Hot For Hot Chocolate


With the freezing temperatures that have been consuming Kansas lately, everyone is trying everything they can to stay warm. Hot chocolate is a great way to warm up inside while also treating your tastebuds to some sweet flavors. But have you tried switching up the winter classic? These chocolatey and minty creations are perfect to try during these bitter cold nights. Hope you enjoy and let us know what you think!


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Purple Pride Cocoa

  • 2 cups of milk (any kind)
  • 2 tablespoons of white chocolate
  • 2 stalks of lemongrass (chopped)
  • 2 pinches of whole spice lavender powder
  • 1 teaspoon of lime zest

Serves: 2

Step 1 – In a saucepan combine milk, lemongrass, lavender and lime zest. Stir the mixture until bubbles form around the edges.

Step 2 – Strain the milk and return it to the saucepan. Add in the white chocolate and heat on medium until chocolate is melted.



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Grinch Cocoa

  • 2 cups of milk (any kind)
  • 1 cup of half-and-half cream
  • 2 tablespoons of white chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons of peppermint extract
  • 6 drops of green food coloring
  • Peppermints (optional)

Serves: 2

Step 1 – In a saucepan mix the milk and cream over medium heat. Add the white chocolate chips.

Step 2 – Once the chocolate is melted, add in the peppermint extract and food coloring.

Step 3 (Optional) Dip the upper rim of a mug in melted white chocolate and roll in crushed peppermints.



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The Icy Classic

  • 2 cups of milk (any kind)
  • 2 tablespoons of semisweet chocolate
  • 1 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar

Serves: 2

Step 1 –In a saucepan combine the chocolate, cocoa powder and milk, and put it on low heat. Heat it until the chocolate is melted.

Step 2 – Add in sugar and freeze it for three hours.

Step 3 – Blend the mixture and top it with whipped cream and chocolate drizzle.



Photo by Alanud Alanazi

Cocoa Caliente

  • 2 cups of milk (any kind)
  • 2 ½ tablespoons of dark chocolate
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper

Serves: 2

Step 1 – Combine the milk and chocolate over medium heat while stirring.

Step 2 – Once the chocolate is melted, mix in cinnamon and cayenne.




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