I live for this time of year as it means several cosy afternoons and evenings in. Pass me the blanket and the remote stat!
Anyways, the perfect companion for one of these cosy days/evenings is a hot drink – obviously. Today I thought I’d share two of my favourites that I make when I’m chilling in front of a Christmas film. Here we have a hot chocolate recipe and a dairy free latte – so let’s get started.
Chocolate Orange Hot Chocolate
I had a chocolate Orange hot chocolate when I was in town a couple of weeks ago and decided I wanted to re create it at home. I found it pretty easy to do, and at Christmas, Terry’s Chocolate Oranges are one of your five a day, just so you know.
You Will Need :
Milk of choice (Oat Milk for me)
Terry’s Chocolate Orange (either the full size or mini bites like I have)
Hot Chocolate Powder (Cadbury’s is my fave)
What You Need To Do :
All you need to do is pop your milk in to a saucepan and gently heat it up.
Start to drop in pieces of Terry’s Chocolate Orange into the milk and stir in as it melts.
Add a couple of teaspoons of the Hot Chocolate Powder into the milk and keep adding chocolate orange slices till you get your desired taste. You’ll only need a few orange pieces, I found about 5 of the mini segments made the perfect taste!
I’ve seen online that some people add orange rind for a stronger taste, but that seemed a bit fancy to me.
Once it’s warmed up and you have your perfect taste, pour into a mug/s
Add whipped cream to the top and decorate with whatever you fancy, maybe some mini marshmallows, or a slice of Terry’s Chocolate Orange.
Drink & Enjoy!
Now we move onto my next super simple recipe. A Salted Caramel Dairy Free Latte (however you can add dairy if you fancy doing do)
You Will Need :
Milk of choice (for me it’s all about Oatly’s Barista Milk as it foams up really nicely)
Monin Salted Caramel Syrup (you can get this from Supermarkets for about £2/3)
Cocoa Powder (for the topping)
Stencils (If you too feel being fancy!)
Depending on what you make your coffee with, warm and start to froth up your milk. For me, I use the milk frother on my coffee machine. But with the Oatly Barista Milk you just need to give it a good shake to get it to foam.
Get a shot of coffee ready, either using kettle, or coffee machine.
Add the milk to the coffee and stir.
Add a splash of the Salted Carmel syrup and stir.
I then use the Ginger Ray coffee stencils with some cocoa powder to add some cute latte art.
Take a pic for Instagram and enjoy!
These are literally the most basic of recipes, but I love making and drinking them so thought I’d share them with you today!
Let me know your fave hot drink for a cosy afternoon!