If you’re anything like me, then one of your favorite parts of winter is cozying up with a nice hot cup of cocoa, a fragrant candle and a book to read. If this sounds like you, then you might also struggle to pick the perfect candle for your wintery atmosphere. My go-to is picking a candle that compliments my hot cocoa! Trust me- it's a vibe. Test it out for yourself!
If you prefer classic hot cocoa…
A perfect dark, rich and classic hot cocoa is your way to go! The New York Times has a great Classic Hot Chocolate recipe, made with your milk of choice, cocoa powder, chocolate, sugar, vanilla a pinch of salt, and any toppings you’d like! It’s the perfect choice when it comes to classically creamy and delicious hot chocolate.
The ideal choice for lovers of tradition during the holidays, this hot cocoa recipe will be the best choice for your warm night in and pairs perfectly with our highly recommended double wick Fraser Fir candle! With our Fraser Fir candle, you can expect...
Beautiful notes of fresh cut fir trees
Touch of cinnamon to kick off the season
Hint of clove for warmth
Subtle fruity undertones to keep things crisp
This is the perfect candle to pair with a beautifully classic cup of hot cocoa because what’s more traditional than a Christmas tree during the holiday season? A good book, soothing cup of hot chocolate, and the scent of pine trees filling your home will create the coziest environment possible on those cold winter nights!
If you’re a french vanilla purist…
Check out Shaken Together’s French Vanilla Hot Cocoa recipe! It’ll satisfy all your delicious french vanilla cravings! A super simple recipe using only nesquik powder, powdered milk, french vanilla coffee creamer, powdered sugar, water & any other add-ins you might enjoy.
This is the french vanilla lover’s dream! If you’re the kind of person who always needs at least a dash of french vanilla creamer in their coffee, this is the hot cocoa for you! The chocolate really lets the french vanilla take the lead in this recipe, perfect for any vanilla enthusiasts out there!
So no matter the genre of the book you’re curling up to read, or tv show you’re preparing to binge, this French Vanilla candle will keep you relaxed and engaged. Let the aroma of this candle and the smooth, warm sensation of sipping the perfect french vanilla hot cocoa lull you into a serene state of tranquillity, safe from the freezing winds outside.
If you’re a slave to salted caramel…
Fiending for some salty/sweet action? I feel you! No judgement here, go with a delicious cup of salted caramel hot cocoa! You’re just in luck, our pick goes to Tasty! Tasty has perfected the balance of salty to sweet in their rich caramel-y recipe. You’ll only need about 4 ingredients: milk of your choice, dark chocolate, caramel, sea salt & any desired garnishes.
If you ask me, that sounds like the perfect cup of liquid gold to warm up even the coldest winter night! The sharp salt cuts beautifully through the rich, warm caramel in a way like no other!
You’ll feel like you’re back at home with your grandma baking in the next room when you light this candle. It is the perfect remedy to those dark weather blues we all get with only a few hours of full sunlight. You’ll make it a part of your weekly routine to cozy up with this caramel combo.
If pure dark chocolatey comfort is what you’re looking for…
Europeans are the experts in the richest, tastiest chocolates around. So if the ultimate comfort is your only wish this holiday season, you’ve got to check out French hot chocolate! With a dash of espresso powder, you’d be happily surprised by the blend of flavors! You’ll only need whole milk, heavy cream, powdered sugar, espresso powder (optional) bittersweet chocolate (at least 70% dark)
The espresso may be optional, but it is the key ingredient to an authentic, creamy cup of French hot cocoa. More traditional American hot chocolate may be sweeter than the way the French do it, but I promise you it is more than worth it.
While you sip your steaming cup of heaven, we suggest you light up one of our Red Scarf Candles! Trust us, if you’re a dark-chocolate-loving-comfort-seeker, the hand crafted scent of the Red Scarf candleis what you’re looking for,
Swirling sugary notes
You know that perfect scarf you’ve had forever? It’s the coziest, keeps the most wind out, has the most memories kind of scarf that you rely on winter after winter. This candle is just like that. You’ll be lighting it every time you come home and hang up your trusty red scarf.
So, as a chronically freezing, chocolate loving, candle freak, I can assure you that there is nothing better than curling up with a good book or some knitting, sipping a mug of hot chocolate, and vibing with the delicious aroma of the perfect candle. Now, stop wasting time and go make some hot chocolate!
(Recipe credits: New York Times’ Classic Hot Chocolate recipe by Melissa Clark; Shaken Together’s French Vanilla Hot Cocoa recipe by Melissa Riker; Tasty’s Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate recipe by Ellie Holland; Well Plated’s French Hot Chocolate recipe by Erin Clarke)
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