Raspberry Hot Chocolate

015Snuggle up to this decadent Raspberry Hot Chocolate. It is full of Raspberry goodness and luscious creamy chocolate. Perfect on a cold day like today. Why not make this drink your winter time staple?

There are many combinations of hot chocolate that I love. Peppermint Schnapps makes a wonderful adult version. I love to pack this in a big thermos and share it with my husband when we watch the Thanksgiving or Christmas parade in downtown Norfolk.

As much as I like Peppermint Schnapps in my hot chocolate sometimes it is not feasible. If you want to include the kids or do not want to use alcohol then raspberry would be a great alternative to pair with your hot chocolate. Hands down it is delicious.

The best part is that it does not have to be fresh raspberries. You can use frozen like I did,  or even use jam. It is all good and good tasting too.

 

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021My whole family adores hot chocolate. Unfortunately sometimes because of time constraints we can not make it from scratch.

We have a Keurig coffee machine so when we are lazy or pinched for time we have a box of hot chocolate ready to go.

Although the canister hot chocolate is convenient and quick to make, it does not match the creamy velvety homemade variety, such as the recipe I am providing today.

Every once in a while like today, I can make it from scratch. This makes my family happy because we are all home today.

I made one big batch for us to enjoy after we play in the snow.

So if you have the time, you should surprise  your family with a homemade version of the powdered stuff that they are used to.  Once they try this they will be begging you to make it again and again.

 

Raspberry Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:

3 cups 2% milk
1 cup frozen unsweetened raspberries, thawed
6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
2 teaspoons Granulated Sugar

Directions:

In a small saucepan, heat milk over medium heat until bubbles form around sides of pan (do not boil).

Place the raspberries, chocolate and sugar in a blender; cover. While processing, gradually add hot milk in a steady stream. Strain; discard seeds. Serve in mugs; top with whipped cream, marshmallows and chocolate if desired.

Peace be with you,

Veronica