hot chocolate recipes

Hot chocolate by the fire, Christmas songs playing in the background and the smell of fresh pine trees through the house makes the perfect winter night. A great way to spend time with family and friends.

But, are you satisfied with the easy to make Swiss Miss packs? Nesquick? Or maybe Hershey’s?

Let’s walk away from the commercialized and the manufactured ones this winter season and enjoy some legit hot chocolate goodness directly from your kitchen.

Check out these hot chocolate recipes you definitely should try this winter.

1Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Salted caramel has been such a craze lately. Salted caramel cookies, sundaes, cakes and candies. Why not hot chocolate, right? Grab the full recipe from A Night Owl.


2Melted Chocolate with Sea Salt Whipped Cream

Just look at how delectable this drink looks. A tad similar to the salted caramel, but with a massive difference because of the sea salt chocolate whipped cream. Very hipster and definitely a must-try!


3Black Cherry Bourbon

I’m letting you know ahead of time that this is not meant for kids. This has a kick of cherry bourbon which all of your adult guests and relatives enjoy. Don’t worry. We have more child-appropriate recipes later on.

But, til then, you can get this recipe here.


4Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter

Now, this is one recipe everyone from all ages would enjoy. Well, except those who have a peanut allergy. This recipe is pretty much a Reese’s Peanut Buttercup literally in a cup. Yes, melted chocolate and peanut butter. What can be better?

Click here for the recipe, people!

5Creamy Peppermint Chocolate

I love Starbuck’s peppermint mocha like I love breathing air. Which is why this recipe is going on my regular menu. It only takes 5 minutes and 5 ingredients to make. Also, you can try adding some Kahlua coffee to make it a spiked up mocha for adults!

Recipe here.


6Unicorn Hot Chocolate

The bright colors of this recipe will surely grab the attention of your kids even the ones who are picky eaters. Rather than using the traditional dark chocolate, this recipe calls for white chocolate instead. Of course, the marshmallows are still there, but you can opt for colored mallows then garnish it with rainbow sprinkles.

Grab the entire recipe here.


7Gingerbread Hot Cocoa


Run, run, run as fast as you can. You can’t catch me. I’m the gingerbread man! He has been caught and has been included in one of the best hot cocoa recipes. Run and grab it here!


8Truffle Flavored

Calling for 70% dark chocolate and some espresso powder, this would be a great drink to serve your adult guests. The kids will most likely not enjoy the bitter taste, but this recipe also includes several different whipped cream flavors you can choose from!

Check out the full recipe!


9Pumpkin Spice

Turn your favorite Thanksgiving dinner item into a potential winter night favorite drink! Pretty much tastes the same – only easier to consume! Check out the recipe here.


10Hot Choc-Colada

Spike up your hot choco drink with a shot of rum, pineapple juice and coconut milk! Take it from hot chocolate to a hot choc-colada! R21 drink, people…keep that in mind! ;)


11Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Whipped Cream

For those who are all about red velvet, Tidy Mom has figured out how to combine your favorite to your favorite winter drink. And she didn’t forget to complete the red velvet goodness with a cream cheese whipped cream! Get a hold of the luscious recipe here!


12Elsa White Chocolate 

Do you want to build a snowman? No, I want this Else inspired white chocolate drink! Oh gosh. I can already imagine my die-hard Frozen fan nieces! They’re gonna go crazy over this. So will your girls! Get this awesome recipe here.

13Raspberry White Chocolate 

Your kids will get interested just by the color and we all know kids love berry flavored things. Well, this one is a Pinterest topper so I take it that it’s very good! Try it for yourself with this recipe!


14Strawberry Sweethearts Cocoa

Combine melted chocolate and strawberry ice cream. What do you get? A strawberry sweetheart cocoa! Not a fan of strawberry flavored stuff, but I would want to try this at least once. But, for those strawberry lovers, this is perfect for y’all! Find the recipe here.


15Cookies and Cream


Got a stash of Oreo cookies in your cupboards? Try making this delicious drink and the way you look at Oreos will totally change for the better. Oreos and milk are good. Oreos and chocolate milk is even better!

Find the recipe here.


16Smores Hot Cocoa

Well, hello there, sexy. Calories have not looked any sexier than this and of course, pizza. I just want to take a spoon and dig in. Smores is love! Grab this mouthwatering recipe here.


17Eggnog Mexican Cocoa

I cannot believe this recipe only takes 4 minutes to make! If only it were easy to get ahold of egg nog where I’m at. Still, give this a try! Hot chocolate and eggnog are two traditional Christmas drinks!

See the recipe here!


18Kahlua Hot Cocoa

So, it just so happens that I bake a lot which means I have all of these ingredients in my pantry. Tonight is going to be one warm night! Give it a try here.


19Nutella Hot Chocolate

Kids love Nutella so there’s no going wrong with this choice. Even adults will appreciate the hazelnut and chocolatey goodness of this drink!

Recipe here.


20Lavender Hot Cocoa

If dried lavender is easy to come by where you are, then you MUST give this a try. The smell of the flowers and the chocolate will surely be a thing to behold. I can already smell the goodness!

Find the recipe here.


There you have it folks.

Christmas may be over by the time you read this. But, winter isn’t over yet and the Yuletide spirit is still lingering. Time to get the fire going and just sit back, relax with a mug of one of these in your hands.

Now, that’s a great winter break.

Merry Christmas, Momooze-ers!


Which one is your favorite here? Let us know in a comment below!



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