5 chocolate beverages you must try
When we hear about chocolate beverages, we might think of the usual suspects - hot chocolate. But beyond that, there are so many other tasty chocolate drinks that you can whip up in a jiffy.
Try out a few of these drinks to add a little spice to your usual routine or make the most of the day.
1. Spiked hot chocolate
A warm cup of cocoa is a classic drink for cold days, but it can be even better with a splash of alcohol. Try adding rum, bourbon or brandy to your favourite recipe for an extra kick of flavour and warmth. Add a dash of ground cinnamon or nutmeg for an extra hint of spice.
2. Creamy chocolate coffee
Creamy chocolate coffee is best described as a cross between hot chocolate and cappuccino; it's made with milk and chocolate powder, so it's not as rich as hot chocolate and not as milky as a cappuccino - it's somewhere in between. The drink is typically served cold and topped with whipped cream or ice cream - or both!
3. Cold cocoa milkshake
Chocolate lovers, you're in for a treat! This beverage is a mix of chocolate milk, ice cream and chocolate syrup. It's the perfect drink to cool down on hot summer days or as a sweet snack during cold monsoon nights.
4. Parisian Hot Chocolate
The ultimate comfort drink, especially during the chilly days! This hot cocoa has all the right ingredients: dark chocolate, cream and sugar. This classic French treat is rich and creamy but also incredibly simple to make. It will keep you warm and cosy while giving you a nice energy boost to power through the day.
5. Chocolate martini
This drink is a chocolate lover's dream come true. It has a sweet, creamy taste that will leave you craving more. The best part about the chocolate martini is that it's easy to make at home with just three simple ingredients: vodka, Kahlua and milk.
Do you know of any other popular chocolate drinks? Tell us in the comments section below.