Let’s Talk About National Hot Chocolate Day

January 31st is National Hot Chocolate Day. This drink reminds us of rainy days, skiing, sledding or even a quiet day watching the snowfall. It’s thick and toasty and usually smothered in whipped cream. No other drink brings warmth to our lives and taste buds quite like hot chocolate.


Indulge in your favorite hot chocolate by heading down to your local coffee shop or restaurant with your go-to drink.


Whipped cream and marshmallows are surprisingly easy to make. Marshmallows are a simple combination of gelatin, vanilla, sugar and corn syrup while whipped cream is whipping cream beaten with sugar. 


Today there’s an endless array of hot chocolate concoctions like Mexican hot chocolate, white hot chocolate, creme de menthe hot chocolate, gingerbread hot chocolate and many more. 


Chocolate contains many vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and biochemical compounds which help give our body a satisfying health boost. According to Cocoa Crazy, hot chocolate even increases the microcirculation in your skin.


Stacey Arnett, a Arrowhead high school special education teacher, says, “I like to have my hot cocoa with just plain marshmallows.”