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A glass of Original Truffle Hot Chocolate surrounded by other truffles and shaved chocolate
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Hot Truffle Chocolate

With five versions you'll never get bored with this Hot Chocolate.
Course Libations
Cuisine French
Keyword hot chocolate
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

Candy Cane Hot Truffle Chocolate

  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar, optional
  • 2 Candy Cane Christmas Chocolate Truffles link in post
  • 1 ounce peppermint schnapps optional
  • whipped cream, to garnish
  • 1/4 cup melted dark chocolate, to garnish optional
  • 1 candy cane, crushed, to garnish optional

Mexican Spiced Hot Truffle Chocolate

  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 dried ancho chili
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar optional
  • 2 Mexican Spiced Christmas Chocolate Truffles link in post
  • 1/2 ounce chili pepper liqueur optional
  • 1/2 ounce cinnamon schnapps optional
  • whipped cream, to garnish
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar, to garnish optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, to garnish optional
  • pinch cayenne pepper, to garnish optional
  • 1 egg white, whisked until foamy optional
  • cinnamon stick, to garnish optional

Orange Hot Truffle Chocolate

  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 medium orange, peel only
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar optional
  • 2 Orange Christmas Chocolate Truffles link in post
  • 1 ounce Grand Marnier liqueur optional
  • whipped cream, to garnish
  • zest of one orange, to garnish optional

Mocha Hot Truffle Chocolate

  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee, plus more for garnishing
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar optional
  • 2 Mocha Christmas Chocolate Truffles link in post
  • 1 ounce coffee liqueur optional
  • whipped cream, to garnish
  • 1 egg white, whisked until foamy optional

Dark Hot Truffle Chocolate

  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar optional
  • 2 Dark Christmas Chocolate Truffles link in post
  • 1/2 ounce chocolate liqueur optional
  • 1/2 ounce whipped cream-flavored vodka optional
  • whipped cream, to garnish
  • dark chocolate shavings, to garnish optional

Instructions

Candy Cane Hot Truffle Chocolate

  • Heat the milk and the peppermint extract (and the sugar if using) in a small saucepan until steaming (about 5 minutes). 
  • Optional: While you're waiting for your milk to heat, dip the rim of your mug in the melted chocolate. Allow the chocolate to firm up for a minute, then dip the rim into the crushed candy canes. Set aside and allow the chocolate to harden. 
  • Add the Candy Cane Christmas Truffles to your glass and pour the steaming milk over the truffles. Allow the milk to heat, and melt, the ganache; then stir to mix it all together. Add the peppermint schnapps if desired. 
  • Top with whipped cream and garnish with more crushed candy canes. 

Mexican Hot Truffle Chocolate

  • Optional: Combine the sugar, ground cinnamon and the cayenne pepper together in a small bowl. Transfer this to a small plate. Use a pastry brush to brush the whisked egg white onto the rim of your mug. Dip the rim into the spice mixture to garnish it. Set this aside to dry. 
  • Heat the milk, along with the ancho chili pepper and a cinnamon stick (and the sugar if using) over low heat and bring to a gentle simmer. Reduce the heat to low and allow the cinnamon and chili to infuse into the milk for 5 minutes.
  • Add the Mexican Spiced Christmas Truffles to your mug while the milk is infusing. Once the milk has finished infusing, remove the pepper and cinnamon stick, then add the milk to the mug with the truffles. Allow the milk to melt the chocolate for a few seconds and give it a stir.
  • If desired add the chili pepper liqueur and the cinnamon schnapps. 
  • Top with whipped cream, sprinkle a bit of the spice mixture on top, and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Chocolate-Covered Orange Hot Truffle Chocolate

  • Heat the milk, along with the orange peel until steaming. Reduce the heat and allow the peel to steep for five minutes.
  • Place the Orange Christmas Chocolate Truffles into your mug. Strain the milk, discarding the orange peel, and pour the hot milk over the truffles. Allow the milk to warm the chocolate and stir to blend. 
  • Add the Grand Marnier liqueur, if desired. Top with whipped cream and a few sprinkles of orange zest, if you like.

Mocha Hot Truffle Chocolate

  • Optional: Brush the rim of your glass with egg white then press instant coffee grounds onto it to garnish. Set this aside to dry while you heat the milk.
  • Combine the milk and the instant coffee granules (and the sugar if using) and heat the milk until it's steaming. 
  • Add the Mocha Christmas Truffles to your mug. Once the milk is steaming, pour it over the truffles and allow it to melt the chocolate for a few seconds, as well as the coffee liqueur, if desired. 
  • Give it a good stir, then top with whipped cream and a few more flakes of instant coffee.

Dark Hot Truffle Chocolate

  • In a small sauce pan heat the milk and the vanilla extract (and the sugar if using).
  • Add the Dark Christmas Chocolate Truffles to your mug. Once the milk has come up to temp, pour it over the truffles. Allow the milk to heat the chocolate and stir to combine.
  • Stir in the whipped cream flavored vodka and the dark chocolate liqueur, if desired
  • Garnish with whipped cream and dark chocolate shavings.

Notes

 Each of these can also be made in a microwave-safe mug. Just combine all the ingredients and heat, on high, for a 1 1/2 min. Stir before topping with your choice of garnishes.