Tis' the season for cozy sweaters, fuzzy slippers, and warm hot chocolate! It's the unofficial drink of the holiday season sure to bring you lots of cheer! Here are five different kinds you can try right here in the Lowcountry.
Peppermint Hot Chocolate
It’s a spin on the traditional hot chocolate with a burst of peppermint energy. Starbucks’ Peppermint Hot Chocolate is back for the holidays and can be made with traditional mocha or white chocolate mocha sauce. The drink is topped with vanilla whipped cream and sprinkled with cocoa chips. You can find it at your local Starbucks stores.
Kaminskys Hot Chcolate
Kaminsky’s is known for its rich desserts, and their hot chocolate is no different. It’s made with Dutch cocoa, whipped cream, and chocolate shavings. To shake things up a bit, you can add flavored syrups to your beverage. Flavors include banana, raspberry or mint. Espresso shots are also an option if you’re looking for an extra boost to a favorite holiday treat.
Tahini Hot Chocolate
Who knew that the very sesame seed paste you find in your hummus could also jazz up hot chocolate? Zagat rated this a top hot chocolate to try in the Lowcountry, and we believe it! The Tahini Hot Chocolate is a product of the lively coffee shop, “The Daily”. It blends über-rich, French Valrhona cocoa powder, with a bit of agave, steamed milk and tahini for a smooth texture and nutty, rich flavor.
Spiked Hot Chocolate
Yes, we are aware this is a cupcake, and this is not a drill. If you live in the South, then you know that Cupcake Down South is a popular hot spot for the best gourmet and creative cupcakes. So it was only right that they come up with their own variation of the traditional holiday treat. But it’s only for the adults! The sweet treat includes a recipe which infuses alcohol into a freshly baked cupcake for a burst of life-of-the-party flavor and an unusual twist on dessert.