Hazelnut hot chocolate

hot chocolate with whipped cream and hazelnuts

hot chocolate with whipped cream and hazelnuts

Hot chocolate is one of those drinks I only enjoy in December. A bit strange, I know, but although it’s not strictly a Christmas drink, I seem to associate it with this time of year. That said, because I drink it so little, when I have it, I want it to be really indulgent, just like this hazelnut hot chocolate I made for AO Life. There’s not so much as a spoonful of hot chocolate powder to be found in this luxurious drink, but real, proper chocolate. Intrigued? Pop on over to AO Life to find my recipe.


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  • http://ancaslifestyle.co.uk/ Anca

    I’ll have a look, sounds very interesting with real chocolate and not powder.

    • chiara

      It is really good Anca and so much nicer than powdered hot chocolate :-)

  • Lisa

    Wow, I love the sound of this. Chocolate and hazelnuts work so well!x

    • chiara

      Thanks Lisa! You’re right, chocolate and hazelnuts are a match made in heaven :-)

  • http://www.throughthethicket.ca Kathryn

    This looks so decadent and delicious! Do you think it would be okay to use dark chocolate as I can’t eat milk? I would imagine this would make it slightly less sweet, but what do you think? Thanks for sharing this though – my sweet tooth is in overdrive this time of year and this definitely appears to hit the spot!

    xx Kathryn

    • chiara

      It would definitely work with dark chocolate, Kathryn. I imagine it would taste even more decadent and might even be a little bit better for you :-)

  • http://confuzzledom.wordpress.com bevchen

    Real chocolate hot chocolate is THE BEST!

    • chiara

      Isn’t it, Bev! I love real chocolate hot chocolate :-)

  • http://meandmr.com Melanie

    Yum, that looks amazing! I need to get some hazelnut!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

    • chiara

      Thanks Melanie!x

  • http://the.pyreflies.org Jessica

    Real chocolate… sounds yummy. And it looks really good too! Can’t wait to check out the recipe :)

    • chiara

      Thanks Jessica! If you try it I hope you enjoy it xxx

  • http://www.lemonfreckles.com Lemon Freckles

    This looks delicious! I may have had one too many hot chocolates and cream this season already but they’re just far too tempting. x

  • http://landofcandycanes.blogspot.com Katrin

    I think I like hot chocolate way too much! I drink it a lot more in winter but I crave it all year round! :)

  • http://www.seethesparkle.com/ India Alexandra

    Looks heavenly ….

    See the Sparkle