Somehow the Holiday season has crept up on us and is in full swing. I know I’m not the only one with a million errands to accomplish in the next week and a half and a growing list of Holiday parties to attend. Sometimes there is nothing better amongst all the craziness than a night spent at home.
Sam and I are both free tonight (woohoo) and plan on spending the night relaxing and lounging around. I’m going to make my favorite spiked hot chocolate recipe and we are going to bake and decorate gingerbread cookies which has become a little tradition of ours. With Sam coaching so much basketball lately and me helping out at The Trendy Sparrow we go days without seeing each other so it will be really nice to catch up!
I am going to write the hot chocolate recipe below for you because you NEED to try it. I make mine with fireball because I love the cinnamon-y flavor and how it warms you up, but you could substitute pretty much any other alcohol if you are not a fan of fireball. It is such a fun decadent treat and will totally spice up a regular night of just watching TV and hanging around. I hope that you spend some time relaxing over the next few weeks and get a chance to enjoy all the wonderful things that the holiday season brings <3
SPIKED HOT CHOCOLATE
You will need
- Hot Chocolate Mix or real chocolate to melt
- Vanilla Extract
- Marshmallows / Whip Cream
The first thing you are going to want to do is get your milk going on the stove. I heat mine over medium heat and make sure I stir it pretty regularly to ensure the bottom of the pan doesn’t burn. Once the milk has warmed up almost all the way I add 1/2 tbsp of vanilla, the hot chocolate mix, and a shot of fireball for each cup of hot chocolate. As far as the fireball and the vanilla extract goes it is really just to taste. If you don’t want to put the vanilla in than you don’t have to, but I think it gives it a nice flavor. As for the fireball, fell free to add as little, or as much ; ) , as you would like.