Today is- you’ve guessed it- National Hot Chocolate Day, a time to celebrate the humble cup of the liquid chocolate we all know and love. If you’re looking for ways in which you can make this day one to remember, here are our top suggestions:
Enjoy a hot chocolate with a loved one at a local cafe: Pick your special someone- a best mate, your partner, workmate or your mum and invite them out for a hot chocolate in your favourite caf. Find a place where you can hide away, to talk about anything and everything- including chocolate!
Get in supplies: If you only ever drink plain hot chocolate at home, now is your time to ramp things up with some marshmallows, sprinkles, candied fruit and whipped cream. Then find someone to brew, decorate and bling your creation with.
Get a hot chocolate to go: Take a walk with your cup alone and enjoy some ‘me time’ or find your favourite person and ask them to come along for winter’s stroll with you. Just make sure you wrap up warm first- it’s chilly out there!
Go hot chocolate shopping: If hot chocolate is the very thing you live for, maybe it’s time to shop outside the box and try something new. Seek out your local shopping centre where you know there’s a generous selection of chocolate shops, take a trip there and see what you can find.
Organize a chocolate making class: (That also shows you how to make real hot chocolate!) Bring someone along who is as passionate about chocolate as you are and while you enjoy a hot chocolate today, you can look forward to many more in your class.
Treat yourself to a hot chocolate maker: If a cup of hot chocolate keeps the cranky you away, why not invest in a machine that makes it for you? Now your January payday has finally rolled around- there’s no better time to streamline your hot chocolate making process so you can get it faster and easier than ever before.
Go for a chocolate afternoon tea: Yes there is such a thing- just search for the nearest venue that supplies not ANY afternoon tea but a chocolate afternoon tea, with chocolates to eat AND drink. Book it in- write it in your diary and let the drooling commence as you wait for the day to roll around when you get to eat chocolate for starters, mains and dessert. It was only a matter of time.
Happy National Hot Chocolate Day!