Hot + Cool Chocolate Drinks

Sitting in my warm apartment, snuggled up in a blanket with a good book (currently Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert) is one of my favorite treats at the moment. If it would be accompanied by a hot cup of chocolate (Yes. With marshmallows, please.), I wouldn’t leave this comfy place forever…

Actually, chocolate should be claimed as a drug, but as one that makes us all happy! And also its history is quite interesting: Did you know that archaeologists found evidence of the oldest known cultivation and use of cacao at a site in Puerto Escondido, Honduras, dating from about 1100 to 1400 BC?1 And there is more: After chocolate was introduced in Europe in the 17th century, in many catholic countries a huge discussion started whether hot chocolate consumption is allowed during Lenten season (because it is a drink) or forbidden (because it was seen as a sweet treat).2 I don’t know how you would decide it, but I will always and forever vote pro chocolate!

Enjoy these tasty looking chocolate drink recipes I found around the web!

Bourbon Chocolate Milkshake via imbibe magazineFor hot nights? Yes, I can imagine that!

Perfect Hot Chocolate via Food52 This one is a contest winner. Must be good!

 Peppermint Marshmallow Martini via Betty CrockerPeppermint, white chocolate liqueur and marshmallow topping plus martini??? Yes, please!!!

Lavender hot chocolate via à la mode And while drinking it, I dream about France with its lavender fields.

Chocolate Cake Batter Shake via A Beautiful Mess (BTW: Such an inspiring blog!)… Did I mentioned already that I am the biggest fan of cooky dough ice cream? So, that shake is clearly made for me!

Like always: All credits appear after clicking the links.

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