You know I posted about those hot chocolate stirrers the other day? Well, yes, yes, they look cute; are fun to make with the children; are ideal little stocking fillers when packaged; a bit of fun to stir in and watch melt #yadayada.
But ignore that post for one little festive minute, because today I’m sharing my MOST favourite hot chocolate recipe by far.
In fact, it can hardy be called a ‘recipe’.
It’s more of a ‘process’.
In fact, it’s pretty much just ‘a drop’.
I’m calling it, ‘The Lindor Drop’. I can see it in lights now [waves right hand slowly across the sky]. I think you can probably guess where this is going.
It simply involves this, dear hot chocolate lovers:
- Warm some milk
- Pour into your favourite mug
- Drop in 2 Lindor balls of choice
- Stir until melted
I stumbled across this drink accidentally one cold afternoon last month. I had warmed some milk for the youngest. It was quite hot, so I had left it on the side to cool and, whiling away the time #likeyoudo, I spied a box of Lindt chocolates nearby, went to open one, it slipped out of the wrapper and dropped straight into the milk.
My Lindt ball! It’s stuff like this that can ruin a perfectly good day.
I grabbed a teaspoon to fish it out, but it had already begun to melt. But wait a minute…Cue lightbulb moment!
And the rest, my friends, is history.
And it gets a little better. Why? Because as you Lindor lovers know, Lindt balls are available in a range of flavours. So if you fancy an orange flavoured hot chocolate, it’s yours! (my personal favourite).
Coconut? It’s yours!
Dark chocolate? Well, if you like that sort of thing, why not!
White chocolate, strawberries and cream? You could give it a go just in case it’s a winner.
Just be wary of the hazelnut option, unless you enjoy drinking chopped nuts too.
I’m off to climb inside my mug of chocolate joy and stay there a mo, while I ignore the Christmas cards that need writing.
If you give this a go, I do hope that you enjoy it too.