Spice Up Your Holiday Hot Cocoa

Holiday Hot Cocoa

Hello Everyone!

It’s officially Christmas season, & what better way to kick off my first ever Blogmas than with some delicious recipes?! This time of year is meant for curling up by the fire, surrounding yourself with loved ones, & spreading cheer. Today’s post is all about concocting the perfect cup of cheer for you & those around you.

Below, I have 10 ways to spice up your holiday cup of hot cocoa, but the best part is that you can mix & match any of these to create a recipe of your own! In my cup, I made Trader Joe’s delicious Sipping Chocolate, then added some lavender & plenty of marshmallows. I can’t wait to try all of these as the Christmas season continues…

Holiday Hot Cocoa


1 cup Milk
1/2 cup Chocolate
1 tsp Peppermint Extract

Lavender White

1 cup Milk
1/4 tsp Lavender Buds
1/2 cup White Chocolate Chips

Pumpkin Spice

1 cup milk
1 tsp unsweetened dark cocoa
1/2 Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 tsp Maple Syrup


1/2 cup Milk
1/4 cup Heavy Cream
5 oz. Milk Chocolate, chopped
3 tbsp Caramel Sauce


1 cup Milk
1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
2 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream
Holiday Hot Cocoa


1 cup Vanilla Almond Milk
1 1/2 tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
2 tsp Coconut Palm Sugar

Peanut Butter

1 cup Milk
1/2 cup Heavy Cream
4 oz. Milk Chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup Creamy Peanut Butter


1 cup Milk
5 oz. Dark Chocolate, chopped
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
Tiny Pinch of Cayenne Pepper


1 cup Milk
1/2 tbsp Sugar
1/2 tbsp Orange Zest
2 oz. Dark Chocolate, chopped


1 cup Milk
2 tbsp Nutella
1 tbsp Cocoa Powder
A Pinch of Salt

Holiday Hot Cocoa

Now for the fun part…toppings! Time to load up your cup of cocoa with marshmallows, whipped cream, cinnamon sticks, sprinkles, & caramel! Also, feel free to mix & match elements of these recipes to make a tasty creation of your own.
Felling like taking it a step further? Check out this recipe for making your own marshmallows! Use cookie cutters to make your own shapes. Perfect for holiday parties! I can’t wait to try more of these out! They all sound just so delicious!
Have you guys tried any of these?

Holiday Hot Cocoa

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Jord Watch

Jord Watch

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Sometimes, a beautiful watch is just the accessory you need to complete your fall look. They are the perfect juxtaposition of function & fashion, helping us look professional & put together while adding that extra, elemental detail that looks amazing in photos. This time of year, when all I want to wear are knit sweaters, camel coats, & roll necks, I find that a chunkier watch fits right in & really helps a look come together.

In the spirit of Christmas that is quickly approaching, I’m happy to announce that I have partnered with Jord Watches as a part of their Holiday Campaign. I’ve always loved the look of a wood watch, & the craftsmanship & care put into these beautiful products is unmatched. (*Read through the end for an exclusive holiday discount!*) My watch is a gorgeous zebrawood with a bold navy face. Navy is one of my very favorite colors to wear year-round, so when I saw this one, I knew I needed it in my collection. The coolest part about Jord Watches is that they are actually made of real, hand-finished wood! I’m in awe of the quality of this product, & even though is it wood, it’s splash-proof! (phew! Although…better not submerge it in water.)

Jord wooden watch in a box

The watch itself is great, but another selling factor is the packaging! Every watch comes in it’s own wooden box that acts as a humidity control home for your wooden watch. The bottom has a drawer with vents & is equipped with humidity packs to ensure optimal humidity when storing your watch. The top secures by a very satisfying magnetic pull, & looks perfect displayed on a bedside table or vanity.

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Eating a blueberry donut in my Jord Watch

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Sweater (in yellow) / Coat / Jeans / Ballerinas / Watch / Crossbody
Sitting on a bench wearing my Jord Watch

A nice, hand-crafted wood watch makes the perfect holiday gift for someone special in your life. I know my boyfriend already has his sights set on the Hyde Series watch in walnut & black, which will probably be making it into his stocking this year (hopefully he isn’t reading this!). For women, I would suggest the Frankie Series (like my watch), or the brand new slimmer band Cassia Series. The walnut & vintage rose has my name written all over it!

Since this partnership is for their Holiday Campaign, they very kindly gave me a coupon code for 25% off your entire purchase! Just click here, & you will be emailed with your very own discount code. This is their biggest deal of the year…so don’t miss out!

Wanting to purchase a watch for a gift? Personalize it by adding some engraving to the box! xx

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