Monthly Archives: October 2016

  • Red Wine Hot Chocolate Recipe (for the grown-ups!)

    Oct 10, 2016

    Touted as the “Ultimate Winter Beverage for 2016”, you can be the first of a very merry crowd when you try this lovely Red Wine Hot Chocolate recipe.

    Perfect for when you’ve tucked the kids in bed and it’s time for a very festive wind-down. Like a massive cuddle in a mug, this red wine hot chocolate is the perfect medley of wholesome Christmas vibes and Friday night relaxation, wrapped into one.

    Ingredients (serves 4)

    • 500ml milk (or soya)
    • 240ml red wine
    • 60g dark chocolate curls
    • Whipped cream (optional)


    1. In a medium saucepan, mix together the milk and chocolate until fully melted and thick (resist licking the spoon!)
    2. Pour in the best bit (the red wine) and mix on a simmer until combined.
    3. Pour out into mugs or glasses and top with whipped squirty cream or extra chocolate curls. Delicious!

    Yummy! While you're hear, don't forget to check out our amazing selection of artificial Christmas trees, Christmas lights and decorations.

  • White Hot Chocolate Recipe (for the kids!)

    Oct 10, 2016


    Nothing quite says Christmas like a steaming mug of hot cocoa and some snuggly slippers.


    Whilst we can’t supply snuggly slippers for you lovely lot, we do have something else up our sleeve – a white hot chocolate recipe, perfect for making with the kids on chilling winter nights!


    We love this twist on the traditional milk chocolate version, not only because white chocolate is super delicious, but also because even if it’s not snowing outside, you’ve got your White Christmas in a cup! Yum yum!

    Ingredients (serves 2)


    • 150g white chocolate
    • 250ml almond milk
    • 250ml full-fat milk (or soya)
    • 1 tsp vanilla essence
    • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
    • A squirt of whipped cream, a few tiny marshmallows, or colourful  sprinkles (for decoration)



    1. In a medium saucepan, heat the milks and chocolate until completely melted.
    2. On a low heat, whisk in the vanilla and cinnamon until fully combined.
    3. Pour into warm mugs (if you’re feeling festive) or into large glasses (if you’re feeling super sophisticated).
    4. Sprinkle your chosen decoration on top and sip up! (Be careful not to burn your mouth if it’s piping hot!)

    Yummy! While you're hear, don't forget to check out our amazing selection of artificial Christmas treesChristmas lights and decorations.

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