The Best Cup of Hot Chocolate for the Road
If you are a Class B van owner, then you may be looking forward to the colder months of winter so that you can take some exciting trips in your van with friends and family. Of course, it is first important you take the proper steps to make sure your vehicle is ready for winter. Once this is completed, however, you can travel the wide open roads even during the most frigid and cold days of the season. Still, if you plan on being on the road for extended periods of time, keeping warm and cozy with traditional winter drinks, such as hot chocolate, can be a great comfort.
Many people do not realize just how easy it can be to make an amazing cup of hot cocoa while on the road. By keeping the following tips in mind, you will never be more than a few minutes away from an outstanding cup of hot chocolate, even while in your Class B van.
Disclaimer!!! The first tip to keep in mind is that you should invest in an insulated beverage cup. While it may be traditional to sip hot cocoa out of a big coffee mug, this can be unsafe to do while driving, as the possibility of spilling the hot liquid on yourself will be exponentially higher. For this reason, drinking your hot chocolate out of a covered drink container is the safer way to go. Plus, it will stay warmer for longer this way!
Next, decide whether you want to make hot chocolate from scratch or use a pre-made powder mix. While on the road, a powder mix may be easier. However, nothing beats hot cocoa from scratch. In making this, all you need are some bars of milk chocolate. Put them in a bowl and pop them in your Class B’s microwave or on the stove top until they are melted to a fine liquid. From there, all you need to do is add milk or water, depending on whether you are watching your calories or not.
Of course, you don’t need to stop there. The best part about sipping hot chocolate is adding garnishing and other flavors to it. Consider keeping a bag of mini-marshmallows in your Class B van to sprinkle on top of your cup of hot chocolate. If you really like the sweet taste, you may even want to add some whipped cream to the top. For even more chocolatey taste, consider adding powdered chocolate to the whipped cream. To get into the holiday spirit, a candy cane or stick of peppermint can take your cup of hot chocolate to an entirely different level.
Overall, traveling in your Class B during the cold months of winter can be so much more enjoyable with a cup of hot chocolate, so be sure to keep this tips in mind the next time you’re on the road.