Friday, November 2, 2012

((favorite things friday)) hot chocolate for the win


I have always been a big BIG fan of hot chocolate. I'm certain I've tried everything from the cheapest form of Swiss Miss to the fanciest option at Williams-Sonoma. I'm a bit of a junkie, I suppose. I asked my facebook page & twitter followers the other day about their favorite store-bought Hot Cocoa and it made me think about hot chocolate for two days NON-STOP until I could get to the grocery store. 

I grabbed the Starbucks pre-packaged Hot Chocolate, Peppermint to be exact. Next time, I'm going back for the Salted Caramel. It calls for milk, so it's incredibly rich & delicious. There are tiny pieces of peppermint in the mix for them to dissolve. I stir mine with a peppermint stick so that more sugary goodness gets in there and so that it's extra pretty ;)

I have to say, it's my favorite at the moment. 


Starbucks did NOT pay me to say these things. Although, I'd take a White Peppermint Mocha on the house if they're offering ;)

Now, excuse me while I go stir up another serving.


love.

18 comments:

  1. this pretty much looks like the most awesome cup of hot chocolate ever! i think i need to find some next time i'm out. ;)

    stirring with a peppermint stick (or candy cane) is one of my favorite things!

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  2. I like to make homemade hot chocolate! I use the recipe on the back of the Hershey's cocoa container!

    ...now I'll have to make some in the morning.

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    2. that recipe is the BEST go-to! SO good, every time. i have sweet memories of making that with my granny when i was little.

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  3. Land O' Lakes gourmet hot chocolate is a favorite around here. Which makes me think, I should probably start stashing up cause it has a tendency to disappear off the shelves.

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    1. you're right, land o'lakes is so good! all of their flavors are SO yummy.

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    2. Last year Sam's had a big variety pack.

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    3. if only we had sam's close-by...or a sam's card! ;)

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  4. This looks sooo good! I'm going to have to get some! ps. LOVE your tea cup! :) Have a great Friday! xo Holly

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    1. thank you! it was chase's grandmother's. i have a red one, too. i treasure both of them!

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  5. Oh that looks so delicious. I have some generic hot chocolate downstairs that I've been meaning to make. I do plan on putting a drop or two of my pumpkin spice creamer in it though! YUM!

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  6. Mmm.... that hot chocolate looks so yummy.
    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  7. Have you tried any of the Stephen's Gourmet hot chocolates? The Candycane Cocoa has me hooked, but I really want to try the peanut butter cup, and mint truffle.

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  8. RUNNING to the office kitchen to grab a cocoa!

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  9. Heat up some milk on the stove and stir in a scoop of nutella until it melts. My little guys' fave.

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  10. During the Holidays World Market has the BEST smores hot chocolate! So so good! :)

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  11. love that vintage tea cup!! mm i could go for a hot cocoa right now!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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