Glade® Inspired Creamy Coconut Milk Hot Chocolate

One of my favorite ways to create a welcoming home during the holiday season, is to bake up a sweet holiday treat for my friends and family — when I know they’re stopping by for a visit.

There is really nothing so comforting as stepping into someone’s home from the freezing outdoors and smelling fresh baked cookies or delicious nut breads. But, we all know how busy the season can get and it’s not always practical or even possible to spend hours and hours in the kitchen, especially when unexpected company drops by! I love knowing I can still have a warm and cozy home, just by placing scented candles from Glade® around the living room and kitchen.

Glade holiday sweet treat candles

The Glade® Winter Collection is full of seasonal scents that remind me of home and all the good things that the holidays hold in store. Glade® has so many different products for every occasion and every special moment that you share with family and friends. Their true-to-life fragrances can bring back fond memories and help create new ones. Do any of this year’s limited edition candle scents remind you of your family moments?

  • Glade® Apple Cinnamon CheerTM
  • Glade® Sparkling SpruceTM
  • Glade® Pure Vanilla Joy
  • Glade® Frosted Berry Kiss
  • Glade® Sweet Holiday TreatTM

Sharing Traditions With My Daughter

After lighting one of my new Glade® 4 oz. Jar Candles (available exclusively at TARGET during the 2013 holiday season), I was inspired to create a rich creamy Coconut Milk Hot Chocolate for my daughter and I to share. The scent of the Glade® Sweet Holiday TreatTM reminded me of cuddling on the couch and sipping on hot chocolate! Traditionally, I make homemade hot chocolate several times during the season — while we’re putting up the Christmas tree, while watching a favorite holiday movie and often on Christmas Eve while we’re gathered together and enjoying the lights of our tree and each other’s company.

That sure doesn’t mean we need a reason to enjoy a cup together! Our new little tradition was a nice way to spend a few stress-free moments with my daughter! Plus, I was told this was the best hot chocolate ever and that I rock — I even got a random hug from my teenager woo!

coconut milk hot chocolate recipe


Creamy Coconut Milk Hot Chocolate
 
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A rich and creamy hot chocolate made with coconut milk — perfect for cold winter evenings!
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Recipe type: beverage
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 14 oz can coconut milk
  • 2 Tbs Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • ¼ cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate chips
  • ½ – ¾ cup half & half or water
  • ½ tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
Optional Toppings
  • Extra Creamy Whipped Cream
  • Finely Chopped Hazelnuts
  • Marshmallows
Instructions
  1. In medium saucepan over med-high heat, combine coconut milk, cocoa, sugar and salt.
  2. Stirring often, heat until mixture just comes to a boil.
  3. Add chocolate chips and stir until completely melted.
  4. Stir in half & half, starting with ½ cup and adding up to ¾ cup, to taste.
  5. Add vanilla extract and heat mixture until mixture is heated through.
  6. Whisk mixture until frothy and serve immediately.
  7. Ladle hot chocolate into 4 cups.
  8. Add toppings of choice & enjoy!

Let Glade® Sweet Holiday Treat™ inspire you to share new traditions!

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Pick up one of the limited edition scents from The Glade® Winter Collection and let your creativity free!

Get festive this holiday season with the Glade® Limited Edition Winter Collection available exclusively at Target. Inspired by the best feelings of the season, the Glade® Sweet Holiday Treat™ scent lets you indulge in the irresistible scent of rich cocoa, toasted nuts, and creamy caramel. The 2013 Glade® Limited Edition Winter Collection was inspired by the nostalgic, spontaneous, snowy, moments that build up to the holidays. Creating memories with loved ones defines the season and the holiday lineup from Glade® is just as memorable.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Glade®. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Henrietta Newman is a tech loving, video game playing, backyard chicken raising, dirt road living, pr friendly mom/gramma blogger who talks about life with a teen daughter, an adult son, a toddler granddaughter, a construction worker soulmate and all that it entails. Subscribe to A Hen's Nest for giveaways, delicious family recipes, reviews and more!

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