From adding marshmallows to drizzling in some caramel, a cup of cocoa in the evenings is a delicious way to end the day. These 15 hot chocolate recipes will help you warm your winter nights and get a flavor for the holidays. Use it as a special treat for movies with the family. Cozy up on the couch and sip!
1. Classic Homemade Hot Chocolate
Gimme Some Oven starts us off with a classic hot chocolate recipe filled with creamy sips and marshmallow tops. If you want to top off your holiday season or wintery night with a sweet, warm treat – this is the one that everyone is going to love. Hop on over now and snag the recipe to keep forever.
2. Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate
If you want to stay away from the milk but still looking for a creamy, smooth sip of hot cocoa, then Detoxinista has what you need. Visit and you’ll find this fabulous recipe for dairy-free hot chocolate. You can still add sprinkles, chocolate chips, peppermint and more as the topping too!
3. Cinnamon Hot Chocolate
Saveur really puts up in the wintery flavored mood with this cinnamon-topped treat. The best part about this recipe is how good that cinnamon is for you! Just add marshmallows and serve it up after a long day at work or school for the family.
4. Raspberry Hot Chocolate
Dessert for Two gave us three fabulous recipes to gain inspiration from and this one became a quick personal favorite. White hot chocolate filled with raspberry flavor, it’s a sweet sip that’s filled with a tart kick! If you’re looking for a recipe to shake things up a bit, this one will do it!
5. Matcha Hot Chocolate
Another unique hot chocolate recipe to try comes, again, from Dessert for Two. Who out there likes matcha? Well, if you’re already fan, you’ll definitely want to check out this unique spin on the green tea extracts.
6. S’mores Hot Chocolate
Minimalist Baker went this route and used s’mores as their inspiration behind this hot chocolate recipe. Crushed graham crackers and marshmallows never tasted so good. Just look at that cup oozing with yummy goodness!
7. Frozen Hot Chocolate
Happy Mothering gave us a completely different spin on the classic, winter drink. Instead of sipping on something warm, turn those flavors into something you can easily enjoy year round. This frozen hot chocolate recipe is off the charts!
8. Red Wine Hot Chocolate
Have you ever thought about adding some red wine to your hot chocolate? Whole fully did and it’s a magical way to bring your cocoa to an entirely new level. Serve this up to all the adults at the table.
9. Caramel White Hot Chocolate
Passion for Savings went the white chocolate route and added some caramel too. It’s sweet, it’s smooth, and it acts as both dessert and drink in one. It’s the perfect dinner party topper!
10. French Hot Chocolate
Have you ever had French hot chocolate? If not, stop everything and listen. It’s the most chocolate, silky, smooth, and delicious sip you’ll ever have. Hop on over to Sugar & Soul and snag the recipe.
11. Horchata Hot Chocolate
Port and Fin loves a good horchata and so do we. And that’s probably why we find this horchata-inspired hot chocolate so enticing. You too can try it out if you take our advice and check out the tutorial.
12. Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Gal on a Mission knows that peppermint and chocolate go together like peanut butter and jelly. Which is why this peppermint hot chocolate is so delicious. And it’s really perfect for the winter and holiday seasons.
13. Spiked Hot Chocolate
Cooking Light gave us an adult-version that we’re drooling over too. A spiked hot chocolate seems like just what you need to get your winter dinner party started, don’t you think? Just a bit of peppermint schnapps will really make a difference.
14. Frozen Caramel Hot Chocolate
If you’re looking for frozen versions, then here’s another good one we’re loving. It’s from The Cookie Rookie and involves both chocolate and caramel. Don’t forget to be generous with the whipped cream on this one.
15. Decadent Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate
And finally, did you know that you can whip up a mean batch of hot chocolate in the slow cooker? It’ll be enough for the entire family. Learn how to after the jump over at Sally’s Baking Addiction.