~ ghirardelli hot cocoa ~
Hello my lovelies! Here’s the second surprise in this weeks line up of Valentine’s treats. Ghirardelli cocoa! There’s nothing quite like this rich, wonderful cocoa. 12 years ago Jeff and I visited San Francisco California and just had to stop in at Ghirardelli Square. We ate some lovely chocolate treats and purchased several cans of their cocoa to share with friends back in Minnesota.
I asked my facebook friends what the best additions to hot cocoa are, and I received lots of different, interesting responses. Among them were: orange, coconut, cinnamon, red (cayenne) pepper, vanilla, peppermint schnapps, grand marnier, kahlua and whipped cream! My personal favorites are English toffee Torani syrup or Chambord (raspberry liqueur.)
To make Ghirardelli hot cocoa just follow the package directions, substituting milk for the water…or, another family favorite… homemade Hershy’s hot cocoa. Add your favorite embellishments and top with whipped cream, marshmallows and sprinkles!