Today, I’m sharing the easiest white hot chocolate recipe that you can fix and forget in the crockpot and the CUTEST North Pole stir sticks that will get everyone into the holiday spirit! This North Pole hot chocolate is so easy to make and so much fun to drink! It’s the perfect whimsical treat to sip while sitting near the tree and reading Christmas stories with the kids, or while wrapping presents and listening to your favorite Christmas music! And don’t worry….there’s no age limit for this yummy drink! 😉
This birthday cake hot chocolate is easy to make, delicious, and there are sprinkles involved. Find out how to make your own batch for an upcoming birthday!
March is one of my favorite months. I may be a little bit biased, since my birthday takes place in March, but to me it signifies a fresh start. Spring is starting to peek it’s little head out of the snow filled clouds, bulbs are starting to shoot up out of the ground, and yes, I turn another year
older wiser. As I get older, I dread some things, but I’ve actually learned to appreciate each and every new year that hits me. And so far, the 30’s have been the best yet. (I might change my tune when I hit 40. I’ll keep you guys posted). This year, I was lucky enough to celebrate surrounded by friends, but there is one thing that I can think of that would have made my birthday that much better…Birthday cake hot chocolate!
Ok, maybe not snow, (I added that for effect), but ice. Definitely ice.
Not exactly a combination that you’d put together normally, but for today’s post, it’s the perfect, delicious blend needed to create a yummy cup full of frozen caramel hot chocolate!
You might not think that winter is the best time to serve a frosty beverage, but there really isn’t ever a bad time. Put on some mittens and live it up a little. YOLO. And worst case, the snow outside can keep your mug cold. 😉
Normally, February in Utah is a bit more snowy and a bit more freezing, but lately we’ve been hitting temps in the low 60’s.
Utah seems to be having a climate crisis, but a mug full of piping hot chocolate is always ok in my book, regardless of the weather.
Jazz it up with a splash of Baileys and a cute topper and you’ve got a winner!
I combined 4 cups of milk and 1/2 cup of heavy cream together and simmered on the stove until warm.
Next, I mixed in one 11.5 ounce bag of chocolate chips, stirring constantly until melted. I used gourmet milk chocolate baking chips, but you can use any type of chip you want. If you want a less sweet hot chocolate, only use 3/4 of the bag.
When it has all melted, it’s a smooth chocolatey dream.
Pick your favorite mug and pour! If you want to spike it, add 1 Tbsp. of Bailey’s Irish Cream in each mug and stir.
I used really tall mugs (yours might be smaller) and this amount filled up three of them perfectly.
Now, let’s get to the fun part…
I just cut them out with a pair of scissors, but you could easily use a Silhouette too.
Place the stencil over the top of your mug and dust with any type of powdered topping you like. I used cocoa powder (because who doesn’t want more chocolate) but you could use cinnamon too!
I love unexpected details and this one is too cute.
How could you pass up a mug that looked that good…? I know I couldn’t.