Christmas is less than 2 weeks away, and I am in a thick fog of Christmas orders!
No matter how busy I am, I always make time to make some sweet treats to perk up my spirits (and my husband’s!) during this very busy time of year for my hand embroidery business.
I wanted to take a quick break and share with you my go-to recipe for homemade hot cocoa! No packets of hot cocoa (gasp!) will ever be found in our home. Plus, the best part of making homemade cocoa is that you can tweak the recipe for dietary restrictions, preferences, and to mix it up with different flavors!
Use my super easy hot cocoa recipe and take a peek into my holiday decor this year, complete with my hand embroidered Nordic ornament set!
Personally, my idea of a good time is a hot chocolate bar! This is a great and easy treat for kids. A great way to get them involved is to have them pick & prep their hot chocolate toppings. This recipe is easily doubled, modified, and can be altered to taste. I prefer a thick, rich hot chocolate, but not everyone does!
Nutella Hot Cocoa
- 16 oz of whole milk (or your favorite non dairy alternative)
- 3 Tablespoons of Nutella (you can always add more to taste)
- 4 Tablespoons of dark unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2-4 Tablespoons of sugar (start off with a little and add to suit your tastes)
- Marshmallows (homemade are best! I will eventually share my own recipe here 🙂 )
- a Ghirardelli chocolate square
- crushed candy canes
- chocolate chips
- a gingerbread cookie!
Heat the milk (or non-dairy alternative) on medium heat so that it does not burn. Once it starts to warm up, whisk in the cocoa powder, making sure all clumps are thoroughly mixed through. Add the sugar and nutella to taste, whisking frequently. As soon as the cocoa is at the desired temperature, remove from heat immediately and pour into mugs. Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
I hope you enjoy this recipe! Please pin, tweet, share, and check out my hand embroidered ornaments!
The ornaments featured in these photos were inspired by my trips to Iceland. I made 4 exclusive sets of 3 ornaments, each set having one heart, one tree, and one horse. Every single ornament is one of a kind and different! You can choose from the curated sets I have available and purchase directly here: