Friday Favorites – Week 308 – With Hot Chocolate Recipes

Greetings! Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Favorites. Before we get to this week’s party, I have a quick note. You may recall that we published an application last week to apply to be a Friday Favorites Co-Hostess.  If you applied, thank you so much!  We have some great bloggers who have applied, and so I’m still looking over all the applicants.  So if you applied, please watch your inbox for an email from me very soon!

Now on to this week’s party!  This week we have some delicious hot chocolate recipes! Hope you enjoy!

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Spiced White Hot Chocolate on a Stick from Maysem at Ode to Inspiration

Today I am happy to present a guest post from Maysem at Ode to Inspiration.  If you like hot chocolate, I’m sure you love her recipe!
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With the cold season already here, we need to keep warm! What sweet way to keep warm than with a nice cup of hot chocolate! Today I’m sharing one of my favorite hot chocolate recipes… Spiced White Hot Chocolate on a stick!



24 oz White Chocolate (best-quality chocolate is recommended)

1 can (14 oz) Sweetened Condensed Milk

1/2 cup Heavy Cream

2 teaspoons Cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg

Cooking Spray

Popsicle Sticks


1. Line an 8 x 8 dish with aluminum foil and spray it with cooking spray. Set aside.

2. Place the chocolate in a large bowl. Set aside.

3. In a small sauce pan, combine the condensed milk and heavy cream. Over medium-low heat bring the mixture to a simmer stirring frequently.

4. Pour the mixture over the chocolate and let it sit for a minute. Then stir the chocolate until it’s melted and smooth.

5. Add the cinnamon and nutmeg to the chocolate, and stir until well combined.

6. Pour the chocolate in the prepared 8 x 8 dish. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

7. Once set, slice 25 pieces and insert popsicle sticks in each piece. Feel free to sprinkle each piece with some cinnamon.

Tip: I find it easier to cut the chocolate when it’s removed from the dish. To remove, just lift the chocolate with the foil. For smooth cuts, heat a knife in a hot cup of water, wipe dry, and then cut. Wipe knife after each cut and reheat knife if necessary.

Spiced White Hot Chocolate

When ready to serve, stir in a cup (8 oz) of hot milk. Garnish it with some marshmallows and cinnamon. Keep warm and enjoy!

These can be stored in the refrigerator in a tightly covered container for up to 2 weeks. They can also be stored in the refrigerator in individual plastic treat bags.


To have more fun with this recipe, use small cookie cutters or molds to create cute shapes. For cookie cutters, use a 9 x 13 baking dish instead. Lightly spray the cookie cutter before cutting. For molds, lightly spray each cavity. The little ones will love the fun shapes… us big ones too!

I hope you enjoyed today’s recipe. I’d love to have you stop by Ode to Inspiration for more fun ideas. You can also follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. Hope to see you around!


Thanks so much to Maysem for being here today! Be sure to follow her over at Ode Inspiration!

Friday Favorites – Week 195 – with Holiday Drinks

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Hello! Welcome to another edition of Friday Favorites!  I’m really enjoying your holiday posts and am happy to be featuring some holiday drinks this week!

But before we get to this week’s features, I’d like to invite you to enter a couple of my giveaways, which are ending soon.

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