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Embrace Childhood with Fun & Flavors of Winter

01/12/2015 02:35AM ● Published by Family Features

As a kid, the winter season was always a special time of year filled with snow days, ice-skating, favorite movies and fun board games. Bringing back carefree moments from winters past can be as easy as gathering together family and friends for game night and sipping your favorite wintertime drink – hot chocolate.

Nearly 70 percent of Americans agree that hot chocolate is the drink that most reminds them of their childhood, according to a new survey by Wakefield Research. This winter, while the weather is brisk, warm up by taking a flavorful walk down memory lane with these fun takes on the classic hot chocolate.

The Rocky Road Hot Chocolate and Gingerbread Hot Chocolate are heart-warming treats that ward off winter chills and satisfy your sweet nostalgic cravings. The key ingredient is the Limited Edition TruMoo Chocolate Marshmallow milk. The rich, velvety-smooth milk combines your favorite chocolate and marshmallow flavors into a drink that’s delicious when enjoyed cold, and equally good when tried hot.

Like regular TruMoo, Chocolate Marshmallow milk is made with wholesome low-fat white milk from local dairies, and contains no artificial growth hormones or high fructose corn syrup.

For more recipe ideas, visit www.TruMoo.com, or look for TruMoo Milk on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

Ingredients

  • 2 cups TruMoo Chocolate Marshmallow milk or TruMoo Chocolate milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Dash ground cloves
  • Cinnamon sticks and gingerbread cookies for garnish

Preparation

  1. In small saucepan over medium heat, heat chocolate marshmallow milk, cinnamon, ginger and cloves until just boiling.
  2. Remove from heat. Garnish with cinnamon stick and favorite gingerbread cookies if desired.
  3. To heat in microwave, combine above ingredients in glass measuring cup or bowl. Heat on high 1 minute or until warmed through. Garnish as above.

Rocky Road Hot Chocolate

Ingredients

  • 2 cups TruMoo Chocolate Marshmallow milk or TruMoo Chocolate milk
  • 1/4 cup coarsely broken graham crackers
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Chocolate chips, graham cracker pieces, mini marshmallows and toasted almonds for garnish

Preparation

  1. In small saucepan over medium heat, heat chocolate marshmallow milk, graham crackers and vanilla until milk is hot.
  2. Pour into mugs. Garnish with chocolate chips, graham crackers, toasted almonds and mini marshmallows, if desired.
  3. To heat in microwave, combine milk, graham crackers and vanilla in large glass measuring cup or bowl. Heat on high 1 minute or until warmed through. Garnish as above.
  4. Tip: For an extra toasty flavor, broil mini marshmallows until lightly browned before garnishing.

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