For the past couple years, I have held a Christmas Day brunch open house and it is so much fun. A couple of my best friends come by, my family, Nick’s family blahblahblah. All of us with kids have been up for 5-6 hours by the time brunch starts, so I always serve coffee, Nutella hot chocolate, orange juice… And I offer all them spiked (haha, mimosa- get it?)
Anyhoo, a crowd favorite is the warm pot of Nutella hot chocolate I leave on the stove. I leave peppermint schnapps beside it. There is no rule to how much peppermint schnapps to add- pour whatever you need to make you feel “warm” If you do not want to add alcohol, peppermint extract is a perfect substitute- you only need a couple drops- it goes a long way.
As for the Nutella hot chocolate, I typically use a hot chocolate mix my friend makes, add it to milk on the stove and whisk in Nutella. I make a huge batch and use about half a bottle of Nutella. Who doesn’t like Nutella? It adds such a rich, creamy delicious flavor to the hot chocolate… mmm…
Serve with marshmallows and candy canes. Yum, yummy, yum.
Enjoy your hot chocolate this Christmas season- spiked or not- it is delicious!