Variations on Hot Chocolate?

@redurnet (1494)
United Kingdom
November 15, 2016 9:20am CST
I am often at home during the day and in the colder months like to have a hot chocolate. I recently tried making it with half soya milk and it tasted really smooth and sweet. Anybody got any good tips for a tasty variation on hot chocolate?
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@amadeo (66082)
• United States
15 Nov 16
I do not have any tips.But I do have hot chocolate just about every day.All year long. Swiss miss the dark chocolate is my favorite
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• United Kingdom
15 Nov 16
A nice interesting variation? Okay, you'll need a whizzer! Put some full cream milk in a whizzer with a sliced banana and a dollop of peanut butter, and of course your favourite choccy powder, whizz away till combined then warm it through ~ yummy! Or how about adding a dash of Cointreau to your normal choccy beverage? Yummy either way, I love hot chocolate and am always making different varieties.
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@redurnet (1494)
• United Kingdom
15 Nov 16
Really? That combination sounds quite strange but I'd definitely try it because I like those ingredients!
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• United Kingdom
15 Nov 16
mmm, yes, if we think about all the nice flavours that go with chocolate and then just find a natural way to combine them. I do quite like a cold milk shake whizzed up with banana and peanut butter, and at times I've added coffee to it. tastes delish!
@sabtraversa (13338)
• Italy
15 Nov 16
I usually go to the bar and have a hot chocolate there. I like the hazelnut version, I'm not sure how it is done. I guess by using hazelnut flour? Flour is important for making the hot chocolate creamy, I love when it's creamy. Then I don't like the dark bitter chocolate much, so milk and sugar are mandatory. And whipped cream on top, of course!!! I wonder what would happen if you added coffee?
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@redurnet (1494)
• United Kingdom
15 Nov 16
I actually wondered that. I sometimes bake a special brownie recipe in which a teaspoon of coffee is added and it really brings the chocolate flavour to life.
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@sabtraversa (13338)
• Italy
15 Nov 16
@redurnet If mocha is a thing I bet coffee chocolate can be made as well. My mother makes coffee and chocolate pudding instead, and that's delicious too.
@marlina (73881)
• Canada
15 Nov 16
Have you tried making it with almond milk?
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@redurnet (1494)
• United Kingdom
15 Nov 16
No, I have not tried using almond milk. I sometimes drink almond milk cold and find the texture a bit gritty but the flavour is lovely. I might try using it next time I have a carton.
@ms1864 (6986)
• Bangalore, India
15 Nov 16
hot chocolate with soy milk? that is interesting...
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• Peoria, Arizona
15 Nov 16
Ooh I never tried having hot chocolate wish soy milk. That sounds delightful. I don't know if I actually have any tips because I normally justs have hot cocoa instead of hot chocolate. I have mixed cocoa with vanilla almond milk before and it was rather tasty.
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• United Kingdom
11 Jan 17
I make my own hot chocolate powder with icing sugar and chocolate orange, it is delicious, I put some in my regular coffee this morning!
@RitzzView (2765)
• India
15 Nov 16
Coffee along with hot chocolate