Hot Chocolate Recipes

The best way to warm cold winter days is with some hot chocolate! Here you’ll find homemade hot chocolate recipes for Mexican hot chocolate, creamy hot chocolate and more.

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Biscoff Hot Chocolate

1 review

Crumble Biscoff cookie pieces on top for a sweet touch. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor, Culinary

Peppermint Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

Add a festive touch to your next cup of drinking chocolate. The red velvet pairs nicely with the traditional peppermint...


Stovetop Hot Chocolate

1 review

My mom created this stovetop hot chocolate recipe to serve large groups of carolers and frozen sledders. I take it...


Warm-You-Up Hot Chocolate

This delicious, not-too-sweet hot chocolate was originally submitted by Kathy Young of Weatherford, Texas. It's richly flavored and delicately seasoned...


Butterscotch Hot Cocoa

1 review

Most people are used to adding mint flavoring to their hot cocoa. But my family favors this version, which calls...

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

3 reviews

More than a hint of cool mint makes this delicious sipper a special switch from traditional hot chocolate. Besides the...


Vanilla Almond Hot Cocoa

19 reviews

Treat your family to this comforting, homemade cocoa as you decorate the tree or open holiday gifts. Vanilla and almond...

Creamy Hot White Chocolate

2 reviews

We enjoy this hot beverage all year long, but especially around the holidays. It's a tasty change of pace from...


Holiday Hot Chocolate Mix

This is the recipe I make for holiday gifts. I put it in decorative jars and tie pretty ribbons around...


DIY Hot Cocoa Mix

6 reviews

Because we live in Idaho and have long, cold winters, hot chocolate is a staple for our family. With this...


Minty Cocoa Mix

Instead of stirring hot chocolate with a candy cane, our home economists add crushed candies right to the mix. It's...

Mexican Hot Chocolate

5 reviews

This delicious, not-too-sweet Mexican hot chocolate is richly flavored with cocoa and delicately seasoned with spices. The whole-stick cinnamon stirrers...


Heavenly Hot Chocolate Mix

9 reviews

At Christmastime, I make up several batches of this hot chocolate mix to give away. I package it in clean,...


Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

3 reviews

My mother often had this mix on hand when I was growing up. Now I make this hot cocoa for...


Easy Hot Chocolate Mix

4 reviews

I bring this mix along when we travel to enjoy as a bedtime snack in our hotel room. It has...


Mint Cocoa Mix

11 reviews

I've made this beverage mix many times as Christmas gifts for neighbors and our three sons' teachers. The mint flavor...

Witches’ Brew with Broomsticks

2 reviews

While growing up, my boys enjoyed helping me make this beverage with "broomsticks." Now I use the recipe with my...


Hot Cocoa for a Crowd

This is a simple, delicious and comforting hot cocoa with a hint of cinnamon. It has just the right amount...


Bubblin’ Swamp Juice

4 reviews

This unique take on hot chocolate is perfect for Halloween. The creamy white chocolate mixture is thick and satisfying. Add...


Frozen Hot Chocolate

8 reviews

Make it an occasion for chocolate lovers with this yummy, icy treat. For a stiffer consistency, freeze for 8 hours....


Crowd-Pleasing Cocoa

You'll warm many hearts with this rich, satisfying cocoa. It's the perfect beverage to serve after an ice-skating outing or...


Ogre Eyes Hot Cocoa

13 reviews

Here's looking at you! Halloween guests of all ages will get a kick out of this eerie "vision" staring back...


Heavenly Drinking Chocolate

1 review

The name says it all—sipping this beverage is like experiencing an out-of-this-world blend of dark and milk chocolate. The only...


Hot Cocoa with Almond Milk

1 review

Change up ordinary hot cocoa by stirring some dark baking cocoa into vanilla almond milk. Top it off with a...

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Dulce de Leche Hot Chocolate Pods

1 review

Who doesn't love a steamy mug of hot chocolate on a snowy day? Now you can give friends, neighbors, co-workers...


Christmas Cocoa

3 reviews

“A sprinkling of crushed candy cane lends a festive touch to this creamy hot cocoa…or place a chocolate mint candy...


Cocoa for a Crowd

Cocoa for a Crowd comes from Pat Monson of Stewartville, Minnesota. "On a winter day, this cocoa really hits the...


Hot Cocoa Mix

6 reviews

In just a few quick minutes, you can whip together an old-fashioned treat certain to be enjoyed by all at...


Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

My soothing white hot chocolate is a great warm-up after a wintry day spent sledding or ice skating. Or include...


Gingerbread Hot Cocoa

1 review

Are you in the Christmas spirit yet? If not, this special cocoa will do the trick. It’s like drinking a...