T’is the season to celebrate! It’s time to deck the halls, trim the tree and of course, eat the chocolate! All the chocolate. But not just any chocolate… only the smoothest, richest, most delectable chocolate will do – one that melts tenderly in your mouth and gently caresses all your senses.
Oh, Lindt – you do make my holidays bright.
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Inspired by this recipe for Swiss Classic Hot Chocolate, I decided to try my own twist on a family classic with a rich, velvety and aromatic Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate.
Featuring Lindt Swiss Classic Surfin, the original luxurious dark chocolate created by Rodolphe Lindt in 1879, the smooth hot chocolate base is accented with savoury cinnamon and spicy cayenne. It’s a feast for the senses and sure to become a favourite over the holiday season!
2 cups whole milk
1-2 tablespoons white sugar, to taste
125g Lindt Swiss Classic Surfin Dark Chocolate
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
pinch ground cinnamon
pinch cayenne pepper
cinnamon sticks for stirrers, optional
marshmallows for topping, optional
Add milk and sugar to a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Break chocolate into pieces and add to saucepan. Once the mixture is thoroughly combined, stir in the vanilla, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper with a wooden spoon. Remove from heat.
Evenly divide the mixture between two mugs. Stir with cinnamon sticks and/or top with marshmallows, if desired. Serves 2.
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And now, t’is the season to savour! It’s time for another cup of hot chocolate.
Although this post has been generously sponsored by Lindt & Sprüngli (Canada), Inc., the opinions and language are my own, and in no way do they reflect Lindt & Sprüngli (Canada), Inc