Does your family enjoy hot drinks, like cocao, in the winter like mine? Every time our kids come inside during the winter, the first question we get is “can we have hot cocoa?”
For me it was snow days as a child. We only got a few snow days every year in North Carolina where I grew up. But I knew on those days, after playing in the snow all day, my mom always had some hot cocoa ready to go!
Well… have you heard of Nerdy Dad? He has this hot beverage trio consisting of hot Cocoa Mix, Chai Mulling Spice, and Vanilla Sugar that takes winter days to a new level! Not to mention his mixes are gluten free, kosher, vegan, and nut free!
Let’s take a deeper look into the delicious possibilities with these three delicious hot drinks!
Nerdy Dad’s Hot Cocoa Mix
The moment you open this container of hot cocoa mix, you get a deep rich chocolate smell. It takes my childhood memories and turns them upside down!… in a good way! I feel like, if I had access to this as a kid, I’d probably drink hot cocoa all day long.
This is not your usual package of big brand hot cocoa mix. This hot cocoa comes in a 15oz container and you can spoon as much or as little as you desire. Very dangerous! haha
This hot cocoa mix is our kid’s favorite. So much so, I have to keep it in our parent only pantry just to keep it rationed out appropriately!
Nerdy Dad’s Chai Mulling Spice
This Chai Mulling Spice is one of those unique hot drinks that you don’t always have in the forefront of your mind, but when you open it up and get that sweet smell wafting your way, you’re like, “why have I not been drinking this more often?!”
It’s so easy to mix with some hot apple cider. This is the grown up version of hot cocoa in my mind. The kids still like it, but I feel like I’ve grown too old for hot cocoa. This is one of the most perfect hot drinks for me.
There is a recommendation to add it to hot red wine. This reminds me of mulled wine found in Germany. As of this post, I have not mixed it with red wine yet, but I’m excited to try it soon and will update this when I do!
Nerdy Dad’s Vanilla Sugar
This Vanilla Sugar is the final member of the hot beverage trio. This pairs well with the Hot Cocoa Mix!
I really enjoy this in my coffee. Normally I drink black coffee when I’m in my fasting window, but during my feeding window, all bets are off! This Vanilla Sugar, with a scoop of the Hot Cocoa Mix, makes a fun cup of Joe!
This is a another unique mix that I have not seen before, but I’m glad I found it!
Dads Helping Dads
If you have not checked out Jonathan over at Nerdy Dad Foods, you need to swing by! He has so much more than these three hot drinks!
Use code GFDad10 for 10% off all orders! You can thank me later!
Jonathan is dedicated to bringing us high quality gluten free, kosher, nut free, and vegan ingredients for our family’s kitchen. I greatly appreciate it and I’m sure you will too!
You can also connect with Jonathan on Instagram. That’s where we first connected.