The Perfect Hot Chocolate.

Autumn, Food, Home, Life

Autumn is the time of year when the nights are getting darker and colder and that means more cosy nights, blankets and hot drinks.  I often stick to cold drinks as hot drinks make me too hot. However… the colder seasons are an excuse to finally fit them into my drinking habits.

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This is the calorific, tasty, perfect hot chocolate. (Just a small side note- I don’t drink these on the daily basis. They do contain A LOT of sugar!)


Ingredients:

(For one serving.)
-It’s hard to determine the measurements as everyone’s mugs are different sizes, if you feel you need to add more/less I’m sure it will taste just as good.
1 & 1/2 tbsp of Coco Powder.
Mug of Milk.
5 Squares of Dark Chocolate.
Icing Sugar (if needed.)
Whipped Cream.
Mini Marshmallows.


Method:

-In a saucepan heat up the milk and add the coco powder and 4 squares of dark chocolate. -Stir the mixture regularly until the chocolate has melted, the ingredients is combined and the mixture is hot.
-You may want to taste the mixture to see if it is sweet enough for you- if it isn’t add a little icing sugar. (But remember the marshmallows will sweeten it too.)
-Pour the mixture into your mug.
-Sprinkle a couple of marshmallows on the top, then add the whipped cream.
-Sprinkle some more marshmallows on the cream and grate your last square of chocolate on the top to finish.
-And enjoy!

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Drink Up!

Food, Life

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I am currently writing this in 32C heat and yes I live in the UK!

Summer is definitely here, although I am not sure how long it will last…

The most important thing to do in this heat is keep hydrated. I love drinking water but, I enjoy mixing things up when I get home from work and in this weather it feels great to sip on something more tasty whilst soaking up the sunshine.

I think the most refreshing drink ever is a Mojito and I love making my own!
Here is my tasty recipe for a Virgin Mojito…

Ingredients:
(For 1 serving…)
1/2 glass of Crushed Ice
1/2 glass of Lemonade
1/4 glass of Apple Juice
1 tsp. of Sugar
Mint Leaves
1/2 Lime

Start by crushing your ice and putting it into your glass.

Next add your lemonade.

Now add your apple juice. Feel free to add White Rum to make an alcoholic mojito.

Cut up a lime and add half of it to your mixture.

Next tear your mint leaves from the stem, add the leaves to your glass and mix.

Add your teaspoon of sugar.

Mix it all together.

Serve and enjoy!