Hot Chocolate With A Twist

If your anything like me, you love a good hot chocolate on a cold fall day! There is very few things that can beat it. For me, I love sitting with a hot chocolate and a good book, I know sounds so cliché!

Sometimes it’s fun to try something new and different, so I had listed some recipes of Hot Chocolate with a bit of a twist. Nothing too adventurous, just something with a difference.

Disneyland’s Hot Chocolate


  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 cups cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk chocolate, grated
  • 1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • whipped cream for topping
  • ground cinnamon for topping


  • In a medium sauce pan, pour milk and heavy cream. Heat over medium-high heat (be sure to watch it carefully – you don’t want it to boil or scald!).
  • In a large bowl, whisk together cocoa, sugar and milk chocolate. Slowly add this dry mixture to the milk mixture until completely combined. Reduce heat to medium.
  • Add in sweetened condensed milk and vanilla, and stir until completely combined. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and serve in individual mugs. Top with whipped cream, ground cinnamon, and additional chocolate shavings, if desired.

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Nutella Hot Chocolate


  • 4 cups of low fat milk
  • 2 tbsp. of Nutella
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • Marshmallows
  • Chocolate chips


  • Heat milk in a saucepan on a medium/high heat until steaming.
  • Stir in Nutella, cocoa powders and sugar. Whisk until dissolved.
  • Bring to a simmer while stirring. Remove from the heat.
  • Top with marshmallows and chocolate chips.


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Gingerbread Hot Chocolate


For the gingerbread syrup

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp. molasses
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

For the hot chocolate

  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 tbsp. gingerbread syrup
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • Sugar – as much as desired
  • Marshmallows
  • Whipped Cream


For the gingerbread syrup

  • In a small saucepan, heat the water, brown sugar, molasses, ginger and cinnamon on a medium heat and bring to a light boil, lower the heat and let it simmer for 8 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and let cool. The syrup will thicken.

For the hot chocolate

  • Add the milk to a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Once heated, pour in the chocolate chips and stir until fully melted. Then stir in the gingerbread syrup. Add sugar if desired.
  • Top with whipped cream and marshmallows.

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5 thoughts on “Hot Chocolate With A Twist

  1. Hello!
    Thanks for the awesome ideas I really want to try these out now!
    I was kinda hoping you might have had an idea on how to do a “Pumpkin spice” Hot chocolate for the fall months. If you happen to know one let me know please!


    1. Hi Vanessa!
      Thank you some much for taking the time to read my blog! I do hope you give them a go! My favourite is the Disneyland hot chocolate!! I did have a recipe for Pumpkin Spiced, I wasn’t sure if I was going to use it! I’ll post it down below! Thanks again!


    2. Ingredients
      2 1/2 cups milk
      5 Tbsp pumpkin puree
      1 Tbsp maple syrup
      1 Tbsp brown sugar
      1 tsp cinnamon
      1/8 tsp nutmeg
      1/8 tsp all spice
      1 tsp vanilla extract
      4 oz semi-sweet chocolate, chopped

      In a small saucepan, heat milk over med heat until it begins to simmer (about 2-3 minutes), stirring occasionally.

      Turn heat to low, and add in pumpkin puree, maple syrup, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice, and vanilla extract, whisking gently until all ingredients are combined.

      While the stove is still on low, add in chopped chocolate, and whisk until the chocolate is melted.

      Divide hot chocolate between 3-4 glasses, and top with whipped cream and cinnamon.

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