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S’mores Hot Chocolate is a cup full of your favorite fall campfire treat that you can enjoy in the comforts of your own home.
I have so many exciting things r share with you today!!
First, check out those marble counters! Do you know what this means? The biggest part of our kitchen remodel is done! Our house is moving out of the 80’s with new cabinets, new counters, & new appliances! After 5 months without my own fully functioning kitchen I can now cook, bake, & create to my heart’s content. And do you know what that means for you?
A million new recipes!!! Ok, well maybe not a million, but way more than I have been sharing since we moved out of Birmingham in June.
Although it kind of feels like we just moved into our house. I am finally able to open our boxes of kitchen supplies, clean them, & give them a new home in our kitchen.
As I’m sure you can imagine (or have seen on Instagram Stories) I’ve been cooking & baking up a storm this week with excitement. At first, I was a little nervous… I have been without appliances for a long time, I felt a little rusty behind the stove, but it’s just like riding a bike, right? Between creating & testing new recipes to share with you I have also been learning how the sunlight works in our kitchen.
I know that might sound odd, but our kitchen is on the east side of our house (I’m accustomed to one on the west side) so I needed to learn where the best lighting comes from as the sun moves throughout the day. And I learned these little secrets just in time to share this festive fall recipe of S’mores Hot Chocolate.
Yes, & now to tell you about THIS exciting new recipe! Is your mouth watering just looking at it? I’m not going to lie, as I was editing the pictures it was like I could smell the roasted marshmallows!
Is that crazy?
Now that we have a kitchen again I have been slowly restocking it full of the basics, along with many special treats. While I was picking up some supplies from Walmart with my sister a couple of weeks ago we wandered into the coffee aisle & came upon Torani Syrups. While vanilla, caramel, & hazelnut are my go-to flavors, I noticed some other options available. Like alcohol-free Torani Bourbon Caramel Syrup & Torani Toasted Marshmallow Syrup. Torani has so many wonderful options to add flavor to your favorite beverages this holiday season.
My first thought when I saw “Toasted Marshmallow” this season was s’mores!!
So that’s what I decided to make, s’mores! S’mores Hot Chocolate that is!
To make this S’mores Hot Chocolate extra special for fall & Thanksgiving it needed to taste & look like s’mores!
So, I added Torani Toasted Marshmallow to enhance one of my favorite flavors of s’mores in this hot drink. I added a teaspoon, but because Torani Syrups are easy to use you can always add a splash or two more to taste! I coated the rim of the mug with a graham cracker crumble, by first dipping the rim in warm melty marshmallows. And then I topped the S’mores Hot Chocolate with toasted marshmallows & chocolate syrup.
I should put in a note of caution. When you roast your marshmallows in the oven you need to watch them like a hawk, literally. If you don’t watch them in the oven the entire time there is a very high chance that they will burn. This happened to me 3 times while making this because I kept getting distracted, just for a few seconds, & then boom, burnt!
There are two ways to do this last step. One, top your mug of S’mores Hot Chocolate with mini marshmallows, place the mug on a baking sheet, in your oven, & broil until golden.
Bake/roast the marshmallows separately & then scoop them onto your drink at the end. I chose this one (which you can read more about how to do in the recipe instructions), simply because I was worried. Worried that my mug might crack, that the mug might be too hot to touch, that I might spill it when I put it in or took it out of the oven, & that I would then drink it too quickly & burn myself.
But I recommend you do whatever works best for you! Not everyone is as klutzy as me!
So how does it taste? Like s’mores of course! But in a deliciously drinkable way that can be enjoyed this holiday season by both children and adults! With Torani Syrups & this S’mores Hot Chocolate you can connect with friends & family by sharing flavor discoveries together this Thanksgiving.
I think my favorite flavor in this drink is the marshmallows because you can get a taste of them everywhere! In the drink, with the addition of Torani’s Toasted Marshmallow Syrup, on top, with toasted marshmallows, & on the rim too!
I love that Torani uses real, simple ingredients like pure cane sugar & natural flavors to make their syrups extra delicious.
- 2 Cups Whole Milk (*1)
- 1/2 Cup Dark Chocolate Melting Wafers
- 1 Teaspoon Torani Toasted Marshmallow Syrup
- 1/2 Teaspoon White Sugar
- 1/4 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 Teaspoon Coffee Grounds
- 1/8 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 1 Smidgen of Ground Nutmeg
- Mini Marshmallows
- 2-3 Graham Crackers
- Chocolate Syrup
- First, bring the 2 cups whole milk to a simmer in a pot, then add the chocolate stirring constantly until the chocolate has melted.
- Then add 1 Teaspoon Torani Toasted Marshmallow Syrup, 1/2 teaspoon white sugar, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/4 teaspoon coffee grounds, 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, & 1 pinch of nutmeg (*2).
- While your hot chocolate is cooling, microwave a small plate of marshmallows for 10-15 seconds. Dip the top of your mugs in the marshmallows & then into a plate of crushed graham crackers.
- Once the top of your mugs are coated in marshmallows & graham crackers, carefully pour your hot chocolate into your mugs.
- Finally, make a small pile of mini marshmallows on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper & broil them for 10-20 seconds, or until golden. *3-4
- *1. Of course Heavy Whipping Cream would make it creamier & low fat milk would be slightly healthier but less creamy.
- *2. Make sure all of the ingredients are ground very well, if they aren't you might need to strain the drink before enjoying your hot chocolate.
- *3. PLEASE be very careful with this last step! If you don't watch it the entire time there is a high chance that it will burn.
- *4. My mom walked in while I was making this & recommended wax paper instead of parchment paper. I haven't tried it, but mother knows best?
I have a feeling that this is just the beginning of many more festive drinks coming your way this holiday season! If you have a favorite that you would like me to create feel free to message me anytime!
How do you plan to enjoy Torani Syrups this season?
I’d love to hear from you!
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With love, G