DIY Hot Chocolate Peppermint Bombes


Hello world, 
It's finally that time of year where the weather is getting colder and more miserable and staying and home, getting cosey, and watching a ridiculous amount of movies and TV shows on Netflix becomes more desirable than going outside in the cold and rain all together. So I wanted to create a little something you guys can make yourselves to cosey up infront of a movie and enjoy. What's the thing I'm talking about? Hot chocolate of course! More specificly, Hot chocolate peppermint bombes. Winter is the best time for it and with all this horrible weather outside lately there's no better time than now to create this little treat. 

There's all different kinds of ways you can create hot chocolate, some people have different preferences with how its made, which you can use, but I'm going to go with a recipe I've always stuck with which works for me. So without futher ado, it might help if I write down what you lovelies need.

You will need:

  • 3 tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 2 Cups of Milk (any type, I'm using semi skimmed)
  • Spray cream
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Milk Chocolate
  • Two tsp peppermint extract
  • Mini mason jars (These can easily be found on eBay, or if you're feeling really indulgent, use your favourite mug!)
  • Heat safe bowl
  • Candy canes


Now the boring stuff is out of the way, lets get started with the fun stuff shall we?

First things first we're going to need to melt our chocolate to put around the sides and insides our mug, this part is optional, so you can skip past this if you'd like, but I thought this made a cute touch.

I'm doing this the super lazy way, which is braking up all the chocolate, putting it into a heat safe bowl and then bunging it into the microwave for 1 minute on a medium to high heat to start off with. Making sure you remove the chocolate from the microwave to stir, you want to repeat this step again first with 20 seconds then to 15, stiring in between or until your chocolate has a smooth consistency like so:


        *Drools*

Now for the fun part; you want to wait for the chocolate to cool off a little, but not so much so that it hardens over again (I don't want you lovies to burn yourselves so please be careful!), take your mason jars or mugs or even bowls, I don't judge, and place it upside down into the chocolate just so much so that the chocolate covers the rim of the cup. Repete this step if you are making more than one drink!

 I added crushed up peppermint candy cane around the rims for an extra cute touch!

Set the chocolate mugs off to the side for a little bit to set, it doesn't matter if it's messy, this recipe isn't inteded for pefected-ness!

Now for the star of the show, the Peppermint Hot chocolate!
We'll be using an oven for this part, so I suggest to my younger readers to get help from a parent or gaurdian before you do this step please!

You want to take 2 table spoons of Cocoa powder and then 4 tbsp of milk into a small saucepan over a medium - low heat and whisk until the cocoa powder has dissolved into the milk.  


You then want to whisk in the rest of your milk into the already dissolved mixture and switch it up into a medium heat, whisking the delicousness occassionally untill it is hot (but not boiling!). Before taking it off the heat, stir the 2 tsp peppermint extract into the drink and stir again.

(I forgot to take photos for this part, whoops). So, now that your delicious hot chocolate is ready, it's time to pour it into the cups you prepared earlier. I found it easier to pour the drink into a jug and then pour it into the mugs just so that it doesn't get EVERYWHERE, because if you're messy, like myself, it will.

Top with cream, chocolate sauce, whatever toppings you want and VIOLA! Yummy scrummy Peppermint hot chocolate bombes to warm the soul!

Nomnomnom

I'd love to see your creations from this recipe! Either tweet or instagram me using #geckohotchocolate 

If there's anything else you'd like to see me make, please send me suggestions, I'd love to do more posts like these! :)

Toodle pip! 

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