It’s not winter without hot chocolate! From your classic hot chocolate to yummy flavors to desserts make with hot chocolate, there are so many amazing recipes to try.
Is there anything better than a cup of hot cocoa on a cold, winter day? Hot chocolate is key to our snow days! The boys always request it after they’ve been out playing in the snow.
Which is so nostalgic for me! It’s a memory from my own childhood. My mom or my sister would always make hot chocolate to warm us up after being out in the snow.
While it may seem easier to just open a packet of hot chocolate mix and heat up some water, but we all know the best hot chocolate is homemade!
The Best Hot Chocolate Recipes
Classic Hot Chocolate
Skip the pre-made mixes and make homemade hot chocolate for your friends and family.
Make a huge batch of this Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix so that you always have hot cocoa on hand this winter season! Chocolate pudding makes it extra creamy.
A thick, creamy and totally decadently rich crock pot hot chocolate that can be made and kept warm for hours!
A delicious mug of Homemade White Hot Chocolate is a tasty treat and perfect for sipping when temperatures drop and the weather outside is frightful!
A mug full of creamy deliciously thick Italian Hot Chocolate, made with real chocolate and milk, the ultimate Comfort Food.
This Belgian Hot Chocolate is full of a rich chocolate flavor, extra smooth and oh so amazing!
Hot Chocolate Flavors
Once you master classic hot chocolate, it’s time to experiment with flavor!
Brighten up a gray winter day with a Funfetti Birthday Cake White Hot Chocolate! Quick and easy, this fun drink tastes just like vanilla cake batter with a buttercream and sprinkle coated rim.
Satisfy that sweet tooth and warm up with a cup of peanut butter hot cocoa.
If you love the sweet flavor of red velvet, the tangy sweetness of cream cheese frosting, and the luscious decadence that is Red Velvet hot chocolate, then this is THE warm drink for you.
Easy, creamy Nutella Hot Chocolate is a quick to make cup of heaven!
Spiked Hot Chocolate
And when you really need something more with your hot chocolate, you can whip up one of these spiked hot chocolate drinks.
Warm up with this Peppermint & Whipped Vodka Hot Chocolate recipe, a festive holiday cocktail made with Whipped Vodka, crushed peppermint, and a delicious homemade hot chocolate.
Nothing will warm you up quite like this thick and creamy bourbon spiked hot chocolate.
The perfect hot chocolate is one with Baileys and Peppermint Schnapps and topped with whipped cream.
Hot Chocolate Mix-Ins
Take your hot chocolate to the next level with these fun mix-in and add-ons.
Swirl one of these Chocolate Peppermint Stirring spoons into your hot chocolate!
Homemade Hot Chocolate Whipped Cream Recipe is delicious on its own, but even better piped into a cup of hot chocolate.
Fun to make, even more fun to eat…these easy to make Snowman Marshmallow Hot Cocoa Toppers are a great treat all winter long.
Recipes Made with Hot Chocolate
Just when you thought you couldn’t get any more hot chocolate in your life, these recipes made with hot chocolate enter the picture!
There’s no need to decide between hot cocoa and chocolate cake – you can have both with this Hot Chocolate Dump Cake!
Delicious and chocolatey hot chocolate cookies topped with a gooey marshmallow and a hidden melted chocolate inside!
A dreamy, creamy, Chocolate Mocha Cream Pie, made all the more special with the addition of Kahlua.
Few things go better together than mint and chocolate. Combine the best of both worlds and make these Junior Mint Hot Chocolate Brownies for dessert!
The only thing better than a classic chocolate chip cookie, is one with a good twist like, perhaps the addition of maybe some chocolate malt!
These Hot Chocolate Cheesecake Truffles just might blow your mind. They only require a few ingredients – including 2 packets of that hot chocolate mix sitting in your pantry.