A peek Into My Kitchen: Searching for the Perfect Hot Chocolate

I have never been a chocolate person. Given a choice of vanilla or fruit flavored treats or chocolate, the former will almost always win out.  This makes my sudden obsession with hot chocolate a bit bizarre.

I don't know whether to attribute it to long sleepless nights with my nursing infant or simply to a love of the whip cream that I always squirt all over the top…

Whatever the reason, I have had more cups of Swiss Miss and Boulevard Organics hot chocolate this winter than I care to count..and gone through way too many cans of whipped cream.

Not really being one for processed foods, I have been trying to find a hot chocolate recipe that is as satisfying and easy to make as opening a packet of the sugary, powdery stuff…and different enough to make bothering to fuss around worth it 😉

Here are some links to recipes that have caught my eye:

Max Brener's Work-a-holic's Hot Chocolate

Copy-Cat Starbucks Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Mayan Hot Chocolate

Brown Sugar Hot Cocoa

White Peppermint Hot Chocolate 

Paula Deen's Frozen Hot Chocolate

Wittamer's Belgian Hot Chocolate

Serendipity's Frrrozen Hot Chocolate

Hot Cocoa Mix in a Jar

Campton Place Hot Chocolate

and a You Tube clip showing how to make Chocolate Ganache (warning–annoying music!)

Care to share your favorite hot chocolate recipe or mix that I may have missed?