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Hot chocolate is a cozy and delicious drink and there are lots of ways to make and enjoy it. Maybe you’re a fan of plenty of whipped cream and marshmallows on top or it could be you love flavored syrup or even a shot of rum or cognac to take it to the next level! There are lots of different hot chocolate recipes to choose from if you want to treat your tastebuds to a cup of pure deliciousness! Which of these recipes are you going to try first?

Boozy Salted Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

A mug of hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and a bottle of bourbon.
Boozy Salted Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate. Photo credit: xoxoBella

This boozy salted peanut butter hot chocolate has to be one of the prettiest hot drinks I’ve ever made. Where are my hot chocolate fans!?! Who can resist a steaming mug of hot chocolate decorated with fluffy whipped cream and sprinkles? Or marshmallows and fudge syrup? If you are looking for a Skrewball whiskey recipe, this spiked peanut butter hot cocoa is one to try. Hot chocolate and whiskey are a tasty combination in this hot peanut butter drink.
Get the Recipe: Boozy Salted Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

Authentic Mexican Hot Chocolate

A Mexican coffee mug featuring the word "Mexico" on it, perfect for enjoying cocoa or hot chocolate.
Authentic Mexican Hot Chocolate. Photo credit: Mari Cruzavalos.

This authentic Mexican hot chocolate is sweet, hearty, and the perfect cozy drink to enjoy on chilly days as a treat or breakfast alongside pan dulce or savory tamales.
Get the Recipe: Authentic Mexican Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate Gift Kit

Three mason jars filled with cocoa and marshmallows.
Boozy Hot Chocolate Gift Kit. Photo credit: xoxoBella

A homemade hot chocolate mix makes a wonderful gift. When the weather is chilly, everyone loves a mug of hot chocolate or hot cocoa, preferably with extras like mini marshmallows and a miniature bottle of something warming to make it extra-special! This homemade hot cocoa gift is so easy to make. You might like to make a batch of them for friends, family, neighbors, colleagues, or anyone you feel deserves a special treat this Christmas.
Get the Recipe: Boozy Hot Chocolate Gift Kit

Hot Chocolate Truffles

Hot Chocolate Truffles. Photo credit: Kitchen Divas.

These hot chocolate truffles combine simple ingredients to create a rich, chocolaty cup of hot chocolate that always hits the spot. These hot cocoa truffles are decadent and delicious
Get the Recipe: Hot Chocolate Truffles

Kahlua Hot Chocolate

Kahlua Hot Chocolate. Photo credit: Kitchen Divas.

Kahlua Hot Chocolate is a warm cup of creamy white chocolate with a boozy kick! IF you are looking for an adult beverage to warm up with this year you can use this hot chocolate recipe
Get the Recipe: Kahlua Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate On A Stick

Hot Chocolate On A Stick. Photo credit: Glorious Treats.

A sweet little gift, or a beautiful treat to serve holiday parties, this Hot Chocolate on a Stick recipe is a perfect holiday treat!
Get the Recipe: Hot Chocolate On A Stick

DIY Hot Cocoa Bar

DIY Hot Cocoa Bar. Photo credit: Sugar and Soul.

Prepare a fun and festive Hot Chocolate Bar for your holiday or winter gatherings! Start with a delicious hot chocolate recipe then add all the toppings!
Get the Recipe: DIY Hot Cocoa Bar

Eggnog Hot Chocolate Recipe

Eggnog Hot Chocolate Recipe. Photo credit: Sugar and Soul.

Eggnog Hot Chocolate combines two winter favorites into one rich, creamy, and delicious beverage that you’ll want to sip all season long!
Get the Recipe: Eggnog Hot Chocolate Recipe

Kahlua Hot Chocolate

Kahlua Hot Chocolate. Photo credit: Sugar and Soul.

This Kahlua Hot Chocolate is so rich, creamy, and BOOZY! This hot chocolate recipe is laced with coffee liqueur and topped with a Kahlua Whipped Cream and chocolate shavings.
Get the Recipe: Kahlua Hot Chocolate

Crockpot Hot Chocolate

Crockpot Hot Chocolate. Photo credit: Britney Breaks Bead.

Smooth, velvety, and creamy are some words that come to mind when sipping on this Crockpot Hot Chocolate Recipe! It’s easy to make, only requires a handful of ingredients, and is made in the crockpot for the easiest way to enjoy a warm cup of homemade hot chocolate on a cold day. This is the best hot cocoa you’ll ever make!
Get the Recipe: Crockpot Hot Chocolate

Decadently Thick Italian Hot Chocolate

Decadently Thick Italian Hot Chocolate. Photo credit: The Stay At Home Chef.

Decadently Thick Italian Hot Chocolate is rich, thick, and full of real chocolate. It is not for the faint of heart, but is the kind of hot chocolate you make when you want to truly indulge!
Get the Recipe: Decadently Thick Italian Hot Chocolate

Butterscotch Schnapps Spiked Hot Chocolate

Butterscotch Schnapps Spiked Hot Chocolate. Photo credit: Tidy Mom.

Butterscotch Schnapps Spiked Hot Chocolate is a delicious combination that turns an ordinary hot chocolate into something extraordinary for adult gatherings when the weather is chilly.
Get the Recipe: Butterscotch Schnapps Spiked Hot Chocolate

Heaven In A Mug: The Best Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Heaven In A Mug: The Best Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate. Photo credit: DIY Candy.

This salted caramel hot chocolate recipe is a cozy, sweet fall and winter treat that’s the perfect blend of rich flavors with a hint of salt.
Get the Recipe: Heaven In A Mug: The Best Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Crockpot Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Crockpot Peppermint Hot Chocolate. Photo credit: Dash of Jazz.

Learn how to make creamy crockpot peppermint hot chocolate with only six ingredients and just five minutes of prep! Perfect for potlucks and holiday entertaining season.
Get the Recipe: Crockpot Peppermint Hot Chocolate

The Best Cookie Butter Hot Chocolate. Photo credit: Dash of Jazz.

The best cookie butter hot chocolate is creamy, comforting, and sweet. Learn how to make it in under 10 minutes with just a few ingredients!
Get the Recipe: The Best Cookie Butter Hot Chocolate

Best Italian Hot Chocolate

Best Italian Hot Chocolate. Photo credit: The Petite Cook.

Creamy and thick Italian hot chocolate is one of the best and easiest Italian desserts out there. Cioccolata calda, as we call it in Italy, is a creamy and luxuriously rich chocolate drink with pudding-like consistency.
Get the Recipe: Best Italian Hot Chocolate

Dark Hot Chocolate With Amaretto

Dark Hot Chocolate With Amaretto. Photo credit: The Littlest Crumb.

This rich dark hot chocolate with amaretto is the best creamy spiked alcoholic hot chocolate. Milk, dark chocolate, sugar and vanilla melted together. A shot of amaretto mixed in, topped with whipped cream, sliced almonds and chocolate sauce.
Get the Recipe: Dark Hot Chocolate With Amaretto

Gingerbread Hot Cocoa

Gingerbread Hot Cocoa. Photo credit: The Green Loot.

It’s a healthy version of hot chocolate with a more festive flavor. Ready in 5-7 minutes, perfect for Christmas (kids and adults alike).
Get the Recipe: Gingerbread Hot Cocoa

Peppermint Mexican Hot Chocolate

Peppermint Mexican Hot Chocolate. Photo credit: Muy Bueno Blog.

This warm and cozy drink is inspired by Mexican hot chocolate, but instead of it being steeped in canela (cinnamon) it is steeped in fresh yerba buena (mint).
Get the Recipe: Peppermint Mexican Hot Chocolate

Super Chocolately Hot Chocolate Mixes

Super Chocolately Hot Chocolate Mix. Photo credit: The Flavor Bender.

A decadent, creamy, thick hot chocolate is the counterpoint to any cold wintry night (or day). Make your own delicious hot chocolate at home (and save money at the coffee shop) with this super chocolatey Hot Chocolate Mix. They make excellent holiday season gifts too!
Get the Recipe: Super Chocolately Hot Chocolate Mix

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Recipe

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Recipe. Photo credit: The Flavor Bender.

Delicious peanut butter hot chocolate that is super simple to make. The most satisfying hot chocolate to enjoy on a cold day!
Get the Recipe: Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Recipe

Polar Express Hot Chocolate Recipe

Polar Express Hot Chocolate Recipe. Photo credit: Belle of the Kitchen.

This Polar Express Hot Chocolate Recipe is super rich and creamy, and is the ultimate cozy weather treat. It’s easy to make in the slow cooker and is perfect for your next Christmas movie night!
Get the Recipe: Polar Express Hot Chocolate Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate Recipe. Photo credit: Fresh April Flours.

This pumpkin hot chocolate recipe features real pumpkin puree, smooth and creamy white chocolate, and warm fall spices. Use the stovetop or slow cooker! Be sure to top it off with homemade pumpkin spice whipped cream or your other favorite hot cocoa toppings.
Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate Recipe

Easy Crock Pot Hot Chocolate

Easy Crock Pot Hot Chocolate. Photo credit: I Heart Eating.

Easy crock pot hot chocolate recipe! This simple slow cooker hot chocolate is made with milk, sugar, chocolate chips, and more!
Get the Recipe: Easy Crock Pot Hot Chocolate

Starbucks Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Starbucks Peppermint Hot Chocolate. Photo credit: Greedy Girl Gourmet.

A creamy and cosy cup of Starbucks Pepper Hot Chocolate is the perfect copycat recipe for cold winter days. The velvety chocolate is the perfect Christmas morning drink!
Get the Recipe: Starbucks Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Frangelico Hot Chocolate Affogato

Frangelico Hot Chocolate Affogato. Photo credit: Inside the Rustic Kitchen.

A rich and decadent Hot Chocolate Affogato made with Frangelico hazelnut liqueur and vanilla ice cream. Using our Italian hot chocolate recipe it’s thick and silky smooth with a boozy kick. A delicious festive treat for a chilly evening.
Get the Recipe: Frangelico Hot Chocolate Affogato

Stovetop Hot Chocolate

Stovetop Hot Chocolate. Photo credit: NeighborFood.

Make this easy Stovetop Hot Chocolate any time you’re craving a cup of rich, creamy comfort. This homemade hot chocolate recipe takes less than five minutes to make and is so much tastier than the packets!
Get the Recipe: Stovetop Hot Chocolate

Super Simple Pink Hot Chocolate

Super Simple Pink Hot Chocolate. Photo credit: Confessions of Parenting.

This quick and easy Pink hot chocolate is the perfect treat when you want something to celebrate! It is easy to make and is creamy and super delicious! With just a few simple ingredients you will have this perfect treat.
Get the Recipe: Super Simple Pink Hot Chocolate

Polar Bear Marshmallows

Polar Bear Marshmallows. Photo credit: Eat Drink Love.

These adorable polar bear marshmallows will sweeten your next mug of hot cocoa! They are so fun to make with the kids too!
Get the Recipe: Polar Bear Marshmallows

The Best Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

The Best Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

This pumpkin spice hot chocolate is a cozy and comforting seasonal drink and perfect to enjoy as the weather gets colder with its aromatic warming spices.
Get the Recipe: The Best Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

Boozy Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Boozy Peppermint Hot Chocolate. Photo credit: Cooking With Curls.

Winter means cold temperatures, and cold temperatures call for warm drinks. A mug of rich and delicious Boozy Peppermint Hot Chocolate will keep you warm and toasty all winter long!
Get the Recipe: Boozy Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Slow Cooker Mexican Hot Cocoa

Slow Cooker Mexican Hot Cocoa. Photo credit: Accidental Happy Baker.

Slow Cooker Mexican Hot Cocoa makes a rich chocolaty sweet and spicy drink that warms you from the inside out. It’s the one thing that makes me look forward to snowy days!
Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Mexican Hot Cocoa

Hot Chocolate Floats

Hot Chocolate Floats. Photo credit: Neighbor Food Blog.

These Hot Chocolate Floats are the perfect treat to make during the holiday season. This recipe combines two of our favorite things, hot chocolate and ice cream, for a sweet, frothy dessert the whole family will love.
Get the Recipe: Hot Chocolate Floats

Crock-Pot Vegan Hot Chocolate

Crock-Pot Vegan Hot Chocolate. Photo credit: Platter Talk.

Vegan hot chocolate is a fast and easy non-dairy drink for people who love chocolate but choose a vegan diet or have lactose intolerance. Using a slow cooker, you can make this treat for a crowd or just for yourself.
Get the Recipe: Crock-Pot Vegan Hot Chocolate

Thick Hot Chocolate

Thick Hot Chocolate. Photo credit: Homemade In The Kitchen.

When it’s freezing outside, cozy up with a cup of rich and velvety Thick Hot Chocolate made with only 2 ingredients including real chocolate (not cocoa powder). Also known as Italian Hot Chocolate, this hot chocolate for one can easily be multiplied to make several servings.
Get the Recipe: Thick Hot Chocolate

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate. Photo credit: Homemade In The Kitchen.

Put down the packaged cocoa mix and warm up with Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate from scratch topped with homemade peanut butter whipped cream and chopped peanut butter cups.
Get the Recipe: Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

Vegan Mexican Hot Chocolate

Vegan Mexican Hot Chocolate. Photo credit: Delish Knowledge – Recipes.

Vegan Mexican Hot Chocolate! Thick, creamy hot chocolate lightly spiced with cayenne and cinnamon.
Get the Recipe: Vegan Mexican Hot Chocolate

Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.

 

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