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Chocolate Drinks, both hot and cold, alcoholic and non-alcoholic

This is a website about chocolate and not coffee, but I would like to introduce my favorite coffee that is tinged with just a hint of chocolate before we explore the world of chocolate drinks.

Coffee is a beverage essential to many first thing in the morning, and the add-ins are nearly endless, with chocolate being the favorite of many.  Our favorite coffee is from a company called "A Hill of Beans Coffee" and is some of the most delicious coffee we've ever tasted. 

A Hill of Beans offers flavored coffees, straight roasts, blends, premium and seasonal coffees, both in regular and decaf, and whole beans or ground.  My personal favorite and the one I drink every day is Heavenly Delight, which blends hints of chocolate, caramel, vanilla and the slightest whisper of coconut into the coffee.  One would think that it would be a "busy" coffee with all those flavors, but it's not.  It still tastes like coffee.  The nice thing is that it requires less sweetener, which is always a good thing.  The aroma teases our noses, and the silken flavor has made us swear off of plain coffee forever.

There are plenty more flavored coffees (Heavenly Delight being one), including Cinnamon Almond Macaroon, Hazelnut, Toasted Coconut Cream.

Chocolate drinks from leftover (flavored) coffee

If you have leftover coffee, a good way to use it is to add flavored syrups for an afternoon pick-me-up.  We've lately started adding a tablespoon of sugar-free vanilla or hazelnut syrup in our (already flavored) coffee with a dash of half-and-half for the creamer (no additional sweetener required), and we almost think we're drinking a warm milkshake.  Since we drink decaf coffee, we can drink it as late as we want with no worries about interrupted sleep.

A chocolate drink made with flavored coffeeChocolate-flavored eggnog coffee

Or, if you prefer something with a bit more sass, add a tablespoon of coffee or Irish cream liqueur, top with whipped cream, and you'll enjoy a nightcap sure to melt you into sweet dreams.

Another way to use leftover flavored coffees is to freeze it in ice cube trays.  You can use these frozen cubes to cool a glass of iced coffee without diluting it, or put some cubes in a blender to make a coffee slush.  Add a banana for an exotic treat.  Or coconut cream.  The possibilities are endless.

And now back to the subject of this page - chocolate drinks.  Read on to explore the myriad ways chocolate can be enjoyed as a beverage.  Hot, cold, spiked, or non-alcoholic, chocolate is the perfect base for a thousand and one drinks.  And then some.

Hot Chocolate Drinks

Hot chocolate drinks are a natural choice for cold weather. Alcoholic or not, they are sure to keep you warm on frosty evenings. Here are a few to get you started.  Read more...




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