3 Ways to Make the Best Hot Chocolate This Season

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Are you tired of the generic hot chocolate mix you get at the grocery store? Are you looking for a way to enjoy some hot spring water as we transition from fall to winter? Try these three hot chocolate recipes from Water Way in Birmingham, AL.

#1 Chai Cocoa

Start by grabbing a cup of water from your home water cooler. If your cooler preheats your water, you can skip the next step! If not, heat your cup of water until it comes to a boil for the perfect cozy cup of hot cocoa. Throw in two chai tea bags of your choice (we suggest a sweet and spicy cinnamon mix!). Allow the tea bags to sit in the water for about 3-5 minutes. Add about one tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder. For a sweet touch, you can stir in ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract. And voila! You’ve turned hot spring water into chai cocoa.

#2 Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

The only thing that complements peanut butter better than strawberry jelly is some sweet, rich chocolate. At Water Way, we know the first and most important ingredient in any holiday beverage is a hot cup of spring water. So, you know where to start! Head over to your home water cooler and fill up your favorite mug with hot water. Simply add in a tablespoon of peanut butter, a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder, and a teaspoon of vanilla extract. A couple stirs later, you’ve got yourself a chocolate peanut butter cup… in a cup!

If you’ve tried Nutella, you surely understand why so many are obsessed with its sweet hazelnut taste. For a twist on peanut butter hot chocolate, stir in Nutella instead of peanut butter, and enjoy!

#3 Mexican Hot Chocolate

Looking to spice things up? Try a cup of Mexican hot chocolate. Here’s what you need:

  • Fresh spring water
  • Unsweetened chocolate
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Vanilla extract
  • Sugar

In a large saucepan, heat up your water, ice cream, and sugar. Then, take a fine grater to 4 oz of unsweetened chocolate and mix that in. Add about ¾ cup of sugar and 3 teaspoons of vanilla extract. Whisk that all together, but make sure not to let it boil. Add a little bit of whipped cream to the top for something extra!

Most Important Ingredient: Spring Water

Don’t forget that any great cup of hot chocolate starts with fresh, all-natural spring water. Whether you’re making yourself a cup at work or at home, Water Way is here to ensure that you’re always covered! To learn more about convenient water delivery from Water Way in Birmingham, AL, contact us today!