Hot Chocolate Recipes

Candy cane cocoa, Mexican hot chocolate, white chocolate, and old-fashioned hot chocolate. Winter’s worth it if it means warming up with hot chocolate.

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Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa

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I was messing around in my kitchen one day and was craving hot cocoa. Since I only had dark chocolate on hand, I used that, and for a festive touch added cinnamon. Pour into a mug and top with whipped cream or marshmallows, if desired. Serve hot.

Easy Mexican Hot Chocolate

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This is an easy way to spice up regular hot chocolate mix. Add more or less of each ingredient, depending on taste. Serve with marshmallows or whipped cream and enjoy.
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Maple Syrup Hot Chocolate

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Delicious hot chocolate!

Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate

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Dairy allergies? No worries. You can still have a very tasty cup of hot chocolate! This recipe will work great with any kind of dairy-free milk. Enjoy!

Hot Chocolate, Slim

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Hot chocolate without all the guilt. For adults, spike the hot chocolate with Kahlua®.

Mexican-Style Hot Chocolate

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Warm and creamy; simple chocolate flavors with a hint of cinnamon.

Creamy Hot Cocoa

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It's old fashioned, it's comforting, it makes the kitchen smell wonderful and it's good for the soul.

Chocolate Bar Hot Chocolate

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I wanted to use up some full-size chocolate bars leftover from Halloween and decided to make hot chocolate out of one. The result was fabulous!

Creamy Hot Chocolate

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Keep some condensed milk on hand for cold days, and whip up a batch of this rich hot chocolate warm your loved ones.
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Hot Cocoa Mix

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I make this at the beginning of the cold weather, and have it ready all winter. Vary the flavor of your mix by trying flavored nondairy creamer; I like the cinnamon.

Champurrado

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A traditional Mexican chocolate drink.

Rich Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

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Easy and delicious.

Inspiration and Ideas

Snow Flake Cocoa

A rich, creamy cocoa for white chocolate-lovers! This is easy to make in your slow cooker.

Creamy Hot Cocoa

"This is a new holiday tradition in our house!" – collegechef08

Homestyle Hot Cocoa

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Growing up in snowy Canadian winters, my mom would always make my brothers and me hot cocoa after a night of tobogganing. When I got older - and had long since abandoned real cocoa for the instant variety - I had a craving one night for a more wholesome treat. Here's my recipe for a creamier, homestyle cup of cocoa. Perfect for those snowy winter nights!