Did you see my Three Ingredient Nutella that I posted last week? If you missed it – I PROMISE you do NOT want to leave without checking it out. Trust. After you give that a look, head over and take a peak at my Classic French Macarons with Homemade Nutella Filling. As I was sipping hot cocoa recently I had the idea that hot chocolate made with my healthier Nutella would be divine! But not just any, it had to be something unique. Insert coconut milk! Pretty darn fun right? It was quite comical trying to name this recipe. I polled my husband and blogging buddy to see which of these would be most enticing: Coco-Nutella Hot Chocolate? Coconutella Hot Chocolate?Coconut-ella Hot Chocolate? You can see my dilemma right? Would you have chosen something other than the title I ended up going with? Anywhoo.. as you’re chilly this weekend, keep this recipe in your back pocket to warm you up. It’s extremely smooth and creamy, rich, and perfectly delicious. I even whipped up some coconut whipping cream to top ‘er off and it was that much better!
So how about the other exciting part of today’s post? I’ve teamed up with some of my favorite blogs for a very special giveaway! I’m giving away some of my FAVORITE things!!! I’ve been excited about this for weeks and it’s finally come to share this with all of you! Let’s break down the sponsors shall we? Last year at the Pinner’s Conference I entered to win a set of holiday cards and guess what? I won them! They were THE most beautiful holiday cards I’ve ever ordered. Pro Digital Photos has graciously offered to give a set away this year to one of my readers! Up to $250 value*! Winner must act fast as Christmas is just around the corner! I must say, I’m quite envious of the winner of this prize.. you will LOVE your cards!
You may notice in many of my traveling photos I’m always equipped with the same bag. Well a couple of years ago I discovered Better Life Bags. They are a company that has the most amazing back story about employing women who have “who have various barriers to employment”. It’s a really awesome story. I purchased my Molly bag and have loved it every day since. I usually pack it with my camera, wristlet wallet, a snack, water, and various souvenirs I pick up along the way! In the print shown on the giveaway entry a winner will receive the exact bag that I LOVE and take everywhere with me!
I’ve been working this year quite a bit with La Terra Fina (you may have seen my Mini Shrimp & Artichoke Appetizer Cups and Artichoke & Jalapeno Cheeseball recipes) and their products are some of my fav! They are made without any yucky ingredients: SCORE!!! One lucky reader will get a fun assortment of some of my very favorite products I’ve used all year (including a variety of dip and quiche)! Lastly, Nancy’s Yogurt, another great company with yucky-ingredient-free products has generously provided a goodie bag as well of fun treats! Nancy’s Yogurt made an appearance recently in my Peaches and Cream Parfait & Apple Pie Crepes. So many fun things, SUCH a fun giveaway! A HUGE thank you to all of my sponsors! Good luck!!
Coconut Nutella Hot Chocolate
Warm up this winter with a refined-sugar-free, rich & creamy Coconut Nutella Hot Chocolate. If you like coconut, you'll love this rich indulgent drink made with all natural ingredients!
- 1 can 13.5oz can full fat coconut milk
- 1/4 c. Three-Ingredient Nutella
Heat the coconut milk in a saucepan over a medium heat until hot, but not boiling.
Whisk in the Nutella, stir until fully incorporated. Serve hot.
Optional: serve with fresh whipped coconut cream
Adapted from PaleoLeap
I would spend the day in a cabin in the mountains with my family. Around a fire.
Somewhere quiet and cozy with the people I love.
Wherever God has me on Christmas day celebrating the greatest gift of all!
In a log cabin…..i need to learn to type better!
I would in a l9g cabin with a fire in the chimney blazing with my husband and 2 beautiful girls celebrating our Lords birth!!!!
At my home, with my husband and three kids every year.
I would be back in my own home, hosting my family
With my family, warm and safe, celebrating the birth of our Lord!
Home with family.
This might sound crazy, but I’d love to go to Hawaii.
I will be with my family which is where I want to be.
I would love to be with all of my family! My sisters live all over the U.S., so its hard to get us all in one place. Hopefully next year!
In a cabin in the snowy mountains with my whole family
I get to be with my family this year. My husband is off work, so we will be exactly where we want to be!
I would be exactly where I plan to be, with family.
We have always wanted to see Christmas in Germany! I would take my husband and two special needs grown-up kids and go there!
Since we are in southern FL, I would love to visit family further north to experience some colder weather!!!
I would love to tour Asia for Christmas.
I’d be with my grandmother, who left this earth 10 years ago. Still missing her everyday . . . Thanks for your generosity, btw :)
at the beach. i miss the beach on christmas.
I would be with my family in Utah so that they could meet our sweet new baby!
At a warm beach with my family :)
Being at home with my family is the only place I want to be!
wendy darling (@ZMDarling)
I would be somewhere WARM with my whole family!
I would be with my family.
I would be home with my family – we’ll be with family, but will be traveling to see others besides just immediate family.
With my family making memories somewhere picturesque :)
Home sweet home with my family!
I would stay home and relax with my family.
Hawaii with my whole family would be nice!
Spending time with my whole extended family!
Anywhere with my family. And if I could make sure, the weather would be beautiful.
I’d love to be in the snowy Mountains where most of my extended family will be.
Hmmm. Transport myself on a European adventure with my family. :-)
I’d love to try Christmas in Hawaii just once…
I would take my whole family to Ohana winter family camp for a week of old fashioned, no electronics Christmas
anywhere my family is!
I would love to take a vacation to DIsney World or the beach or BOTH for Christmas with my family!
I would love to be on a beach somewhere with my family for Christmas. I have always lived where December is very cold so it would be an awesome experience.
I would be with family.
Being with my family is my favorite thing on Christmas!
As long as I’m with my family I’m happy!
I would love to be in Germany during this time of year!
I love being with my family at the beach… seeing a trend! Haha- great to meet you on the hop around blogs!
I would love to go to Disney World!
Being with family!
I would love to take my whole family to a warm tropical island getaway for Christmas, just once =)
If I could be anywhere for christmas it would be some place tropical with all of my family.
I would love to go to the beach for some warm time away!
It’s not that I want to leave my family on Christmas but my dream is to take my honey to Italy and I’m not sure we can afford it for our honeymoon…so to be able to do that…just once, would be the best gift ever.