Homemade Raspberry Hot Chocolate Recipe

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The holidays bring so much excitement and child-like wonder…it's a happy time of year and a time when we especially take family traditions very seriously.

It's not just about the big day and presents under the tree. It's about being together and sharing this experience as a family.

We have a few fun traditions including new jammies and a holiday movie like Christmas Vacation on Christmas Eve.

It's definitely the holiday treat making season, as well; one of my favorite traditions is making hot chocolate, filling our travel cups, and heading out to see the lights.

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With beautiful holiday lights in mind, I decided to try making homemade hot chocolate. The boys love hot cocoa, and it's just a given any time it snows or it's cold outside. It's kinda become our thing; it's a way for me to let them know I care, a way to share something we all love.

They love it when I put the tea kettle on, pull out the hot cocoa and marshmallows, and prep our favorite cups. Jaden loves a reindeer cup, and Jacob has his glass mug.

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This particular recipe is very rich, very chocolatey. We love adding a little creamer to our hot chocolate, but it's not something we always have on hand.

So, we did a li'l something different with that too. I made a homemade raspberry creamer. Ooo la la! It's so good! Frozen raspberries, a little Half & Half, a little sugar, and you have your own homemade creamer.

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Of course, don't forget the marshmallows or whipped cream. Personally, I love to stack my cup with loads of mini mallows. So yummy!

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You'll find a printable recipe below… I’m definitely adding this recipe to my list of The Best Christmas Recipes for Your Holiday Celebrations.

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Tonight if we're not out viewing the beautiful holiday lights in our neck of the woods, I think I may just sit down with my boys, a cup of homemade chocolatey goodness, and a good book.

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Daily acts of care don't always have to involve housework, after all… Sometimes they involve reading a good book together, taking a few to remember why we celebrate this wonderful holiday season.

Homemade Raspberry Hot Chocolate, a warm drink perfect for a cold winter day. Cozy up with a delicious cup of creamy delicious hot cocoa.

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Cozy up with a warm cup of Raspberry Hot Chocolate, a sweet treat and a delicious homemade drink the whole family will love on a cold winter day.
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Homemade Raspberry Hot Chocolate Recipe

Warm up with a delicious cup of homemade chocolatey goodness. Homemade raspberry hot chocolate recipe.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 796kcal
Author: Mel Lockcuff

Ingredients

Raspberry Creamer

  • 12 oz. frozen raspberries
  • 2 cups Half & Half
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

Hot Chocolate

Instructions

Raspberry Creamer

  • Thaw raspberries and add to blender/food processor with Half & Half and sugar.
  • Purée mixture.
  • Run mixture through colander or strainer to remove all seeds.

Hot Chocolate

  • Add Half & Half, chocolate, and vanilla to saucepan and cook on medium heat, stirring constantly to avoid scorching.
  • Cook until chocolate melts and mixture is hot, probably about 20 minutes.
  • Pour into cups for serving.
  • Add a spoonful or two of homemade raspberry creamer. Add marshmallows or whatever else you like in your hot chocolate.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1Servings | Calories: 796kcal | Carbohydrates: 83g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 166mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 70g
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