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Who Is In The Mood For Some Hot Chocolate? (2 Recipes)

Serve up these healthy and festive drink ideas for the holiday season! Here are two delicious ideas using the goodness of Almond Breeze non-dairy almond milk. These tasty beverages will surely keep you and guests merry; and since almond milk is bursting with natural nutrients (Vitamin, A, D, & E), you don’t have to feel guilty! Plus, for those sensitive to gluten, the drinks are a perfectly delicious alternative.

Almond Breeze® is available in Original, Vanilla and Chocolate at any Whole Foods or natural foods section in your grocery store.



  • 2 cups Almond Breeze® Vanilla
  • 2 ounces spiced rum
  • 1 ounce brandy
  • 1/3 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 teaspoon nutmeg, plus more for garnish Light whipped cream to garnish Slivered almonds to garnish

Over low heat, combine Almond Breeze® Vanilla, rum, brandy, almond extract, cinnamon and nutmeg in a medium saucepan, stirring constantly with a whisk until very warm. Pour into large mugs, leaving an inch of room to the top. Top with whipped cream, almonds and a sprinkle of nutmeg.



  • 2 cups Almond Breeze® Original
  • 6 ounces bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa, plus more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Place the chocolate and cocoa in a mixing bowl. Heat Almond Breeze® in a saucepan. Pour over chocolate and cocoa and whisk well to melt and make frothy. Stir in vanilla. If available, use a hand blender or hand mixer to make it even more frothy on top. Pour into mugs and serve immediately. Dust with cocoa to garnish and serve with Chocolate-Covered Almonds.

For more exciting holiday beverage ideas, visit http://www.bluediamond.com/.

Originally posted by Vera

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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.