True chocoholics don’t just eat their chocolate, they drink it. Here are ten of the best chocolate drinks you can make for yourself:
1. Liquid Truffle
The liquid truffle is the ultimate comfort drink. Thicker and richer than regular hot chocolate, this drink is a combination of dark and milk chocolate melted into a ganache, which is then whisked together with hot cream. The result is reminiscent of our creamy Nama Chocolate “Mild Cacao”!
2. Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate
This hot chocolate is guaranteed to warm you up on a drizzly evening. Adding cinnamon and cayenne pepper to your usual hot chocolate recipe is one way to achieve this drink, but we recommend taking the time to make the hot chocolate from scratch with richly flavored dark chocolates, like our Pure Chocolate “Mild Bitter & Extra Bitter”. You’ll thank us!
3. “Shake Your Bon Bon”
Treat yourself with this chocolate-espresso pick-me-up! Combine equal parts chocolate syrup and vanilla syrup, a double shot of espresso, and ice into a shaker and shake until cold. Pour the mixture into a glass, fill the rest of the glass with milk, and top it off with whipped cream and a generous piece of your favorite chocolate.
4. Matcha White Hot Chocolate
Lightly sweet and very creamy, matcha white hot chocolate combines the perfect balance of sweet white chocolate and bitter Japanese matcha green tea. For an even lighter drink with tropical notes, use coconut milk instead of cow’s milk.
5. The “Interrobang”
Just as its name suggests, the Interrobang is the perfect smoothie to kick off your mornings. To make this drink, blend softened milk chocolate, instant coffee, peanut butter, one banana, milk, and ice together until smooth. Every version of this smoothie is so good that the proportions of each ingredient are entirely up to you!
6. Dark Chocolate Coconut Iced Coffee
You’ll want to drink this refreshing iced coffee every day of the week! Prepare your favorite coffee and stir in chopped dark chocolate (preferably dark chocolates that have high cacao percentage for the healthiest, low-sugar option) until thoroughly melted. Refrigerate the coffee until chilled. Then, pour it over ice and top with a generous splash of coconut milk.
7. Chocolate Martini
The “Chocotini,” as some call it, has been a favorite dessert cocktail on restaurant menus for years, but it’s easy to make at home, too! For the most delectable version of this drink, skip the chocolate liqueur and opt instead for a semi-sweet chocolate and heavy cream base. Don’t forget to sprinkle the top with chocolate shavings!
8. Frozen Chocolate Margarita
Turn your Friday-night-out margaritas into a Friday-night-in dessert! Blend together chocolate ice cream, tequila, orange liqueur, and ice. Then make sure you rim your glass with cocoa powder and top it all off with chocolate shavings for a maximum wow factor!
9. Dark ‘n’ Fluffy
This is the s’mores of dessert cocktails. You’ll need vodka (marshmallow-flavored or not, depending on your preferences), chocolate liqueur, cream for the main drink, plus marshmallows, cocoa powder, and graham crackers for toppings. With just one sip, you’ll find yourself reminiscing of summer bonfires.
10. Chocolate Avocado Shake
Remember when we told you avocados and chocolate pair surprisingly well? Here’s more evidence! If you’re looking for a dairy-free alternative to your chocolate milkshake cravings, the chocolate avocado shake definitely delivers; it’s sweet, creamy, and best of all, can be easily modified to fit your dietary needs!
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