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A mug of hot chocolate piled with whipped cream and chocolate sauce drizzled over it.

The weather here in Ladson, SC is cooling down, making it appropriate to make some hot chocolate! The delicious liquid chocolate can be a good way to warm up on the colder days, but regular hot chocolate can be boring! In this week’s Cypress River Blog, we’ve got a few recipes that you can try out to spice up your hot chocolate!

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

  • 2 cups of milk

  • 2 cups of heavy cream

  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract

  • Whipped cream

  • Crushed candy cane


Give your hot chocolate that extra kick by adding some peppermint to it! This recipe is perfect for the cold November nights relaxing on your couch and watching a movie or sitting around chatting with your family or friends. 

Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

  • 3 cups whole milk or half-and-half (or use a mixture of the two)

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree

  • 1 - 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (store-bought or homemade)

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 4 oz white chocolate bar, chopped

Because it’s fall, it’s the perfect time to indulge in some pumpkin spice! This pumpkin spice hot chocolate recipe is the perfect choice for any occasion this November, try it out today.

White Fudge Oreo Hot Chocolate

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

  • 2 tbsp water

  • 1 1/2 cup milk

  • 2 white fudge Oreos, crushed

Whoever thought of dunking Oreos in hot chocolate is a genius! Enjoy the delicious tastes of Oreos merged with the creaminess of hot chocolate with this spectacular recipe. Try it out for kids or have a mug of it yourself. 

Do you have any favorite hot chocolate recipes you’d like to share with our apartment community? Leave us a comment letting us know!