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Our 4 Classic Winter Hot Chocolate Pairings

December 14th, 2021

The dark and chilly nights tend to bring out some cravings; with Melt’s Christmas chocolate collection, we’ve got you covered! 

Chocolate is the one ingredient that goes with everything. It is that food that comforts people of all ages! 

Its moldability, therefore, is used in several recipes across the globe. Be it a traditional Christmas pudding or a classic cake, a little bit of chocolate makes a ton of difference in the dish’s overall taste. 

Speaking of using chocolate in different ways, this blog will help you out with creative hot chocolate pairings, a twist on the classic hot chocolate recipe for a memorable winter evening

Let’s dive right in! 

1. Chocolate and Orange 

Hot Chocolate Pairings; Melt's orange slices dipped in dark chocolate.

When you think of smelling Christmas in the air, it usually comes from the star Christmas recipe ingredients – cinnamon and oranges. 

While oranges and chocolate are great summer favourites; oranges are also undeniably the most Christmas-y fruit. Not to mention, certain traditions in the past have encouraged putting oranges as Christmas treats in the stockings. 

Since this ingredient is the star Christmas element, you should consider using oranges to create unique hot chocolate pairings. 

Creating an orange hot chocolate shouldn’t be very challenging with a variety of orange flavoured chocolates available on the market. Once done, garnish your cup of hot chocolate with fresh orange shaving for a gourmet-looking serve. 

2. Peppermint White Hot Chocolate 

Hot Chocolate Pairings; chocolate filled with nuts.

The year-end festivities and winters are meant for you to rejuvenate and treat yourself for all the hard work you’ve done. Peppermint, being one such ingredient that helps your body relax, can fulfil this purpose

When paired with white chocolate to make a delicious cup of hot chocolate, this may become your staple ‘go to’ choice. All you need is a light cream, milk, peppermint and plenty of white chocolate chips to fulfil your craving – this cup of indulgent hot chocolate is what you’ve been waiting for. 

3. Chilli and Chocolate 

Hot Chocolate Pairings; Melt's chilli dark bar.

When the nights get extremely chilly, you need that extra kick of chilli to warm the cockles. 

Many premixes have curated their products by including chilli as a unique ingredient in the recipe, but make sure you choose the one that has a considerable amount, if your taste buds cannot handle the heat. 

Try out Melt’s chilli dark bar before indulging in this recipe, to see if it is right for you!

In a hot chocolate pairing, Chilli is a unique experience and is meant to give just a soft kick for that extra flavour. This hot chocolate pairing tastes best when made with dark chocolate, so make sure you are a bitter chocolate lover before trying this recipe. 

Lastly, if you desperately want to taste this recipe without the impactful heat, try adding a dash of local honey. The blend of honey, chilli and dark chocolate will give your taste buds an experience that is one of a kind. 

4. Hot Chocolate Toppings 

Melt's hot chocolate hamper.

If you are not feeling too adventurous but want a unique hot chocolate pairing, this is for you. The options here are limitless; you can use as many types of hot chocolate toppings as you want to create a masterpiece of your own. 

Now is the time to skip putting simple marshmallows over your cup of hot chocolate and let the creativity unleash. You can create a 2D Christmas tree on parchment paper with melted chocolate to decorate your hot chocolate. 

Another great idea is to garnish your hot chocolate with brownie crumble for a hearty cup of goodness. 

Visit Melt’s Website for All Your Chocolate Cravings

Melt Chocolates is nothing less than a heaven for chocolate lovers with a variety that could keep your gourmet chocolate cravings satisfied.

We have something for everyone – sugar-free for the health-conscious and vegan for those who follow that lifestyle

Our luxury treats are handmade right here in the heart of Notting Hill to ensure our customers experience a memorable tasting moment.

So why wait? Head over to our website to place your orders! 




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