Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold everything is softer and more beautiful. Norman Vincent Peale
We are in the last days of the most important month of the year – the month of thanks and being grateful. For some it has been a disastrous 2016, and for some, life changing. Every year-end is a time to indulge in some serious reflection and release, draft out goals, promises, dream new dreams and of course, commit to a healthier lifestyle. December is beautiful mostly because it gets you to do this!
And it’s also the best time to take a few hours off from a fun schedule, settle in with some hot cocoa and do something creative (like writing!).
Today’s hot cocoa recipe is spiced with, but of course, Christmas spices (yes, I’m obsessed!). This isn’t just any kind of hot chocolate, but a real one, made from real chocolate and whole milk, dunked with real vanilla bean, spices like cinnamon and nutmeg and a pinch of salt for the chocolate to really shine; a bit of whipped cream on top, and for fun a drop or two of almond liqueur.
Other options include peppermint-flavoured liqueur, rum, brandy… whatever you feel will do right by you 🙂
Happy New Year!
YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zGwXwj00u8