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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French Hot Chocolate

2 reviews

One of my fondest memories of Paris was sipping a cup of thick, dark hot chocolate at one of their patisseries. French hot chocolate is velvety smooth, rich, decadent and almost the consistency of a molten chocolate bar. It is meant to be sipped slowly and savored. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon

Snickerdoodle Hot Chocolate

Warm up with this spice-filled snickerdoodle drinking chocolate. Tastes just like the cookie! —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor,...


Creamy White Hot Chocolate

Craving white chocolate? If so, this silky white chocolate drink is for you. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor,...


Pumpkin Spice Drinking Chocolate

Cozy up with this pumpkin spice drinking chocolate in hand. Feel free to add an extra sprinkle of pumpkin spice...


Biscoff Hot Chocolate

1 review

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

Hazelnut Mocha Hot Chocolate

Nutella lovers, rejoice! You won't be able to get enough of this hazelnut chocolate drink. Nutella is one of our...


Salted Caramel and Banana Hot Chocolate

Sip on this salted caramel and banana drinking chocolate when the temperatures start to drop. It's the perfect cool-weather drink....

Chili-Orange Drinking Chocolate

1 review

Featuring flavors like cayenne and chili powder, this chili chocolate drink is a fun twist on the traditional. —James Schend,...


Chai Hot Chocolate

Inspired by the traditional Indian beverage, this chai drink combines spice with decadent chocolate. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy...


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...


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...

Chilly-Day Hot Cocoa Mix

1 review

This easy-to-assemble gift is perfect for teachers, friends and neighbors. —Marie Wiersma, St. Johns, Michigan


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...


Cinnamon Hot Chocolate Mix

9 reviews

When our children left for college, they each insisted on taking a large container of this cinnamon-y cocoa mix with...


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...


Mexican Mocha Mix

This mix of coffee and cocoa is a wonderful alternative to traditional hot chocolate. —Maria Regakis, Somerville, Massachusetts


Mocha Fireside Coffee

3 reviews

Warm up on a cold day with this coffee mix. You can prepare it in advance and just add boiling...


Easy Mint Hot Chocolate

This quick and easy beverage is perfect to serve the family on winter mornings before they head out into the...


Holiday Hot Drink Mix

2 reviews

This is a great mix to have in the cupboard for cold wintry days. Using strawberry drink mix instead of...


Raspberry Hot Cocoa

1 review

Garnished with whipped cream, chocolate curls and raspberry-flavored marshmallows, this cool-weather favorite goes from everyday to extra-special. —Andrew McDowell, Lake...


Landmark Hot Chocolate

4 reviews

With or without a nip of rum, my hot chocolate recipe has been a Wisconsin winter warmer for years. When...


Maple Hot Chocolate

5 reviews

When I first developed this version of hot chocolate, my husband was quite skeptical. But after one taste, his doubts...

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Holiday Hot Chocolate Mix

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


Favorite Hot Chocolate

9 reviews

You need just a few basic ingredients to stir up this hot chocolate. It's smooth and not too sweet, making...


Haunting Hot Chocolate

1 review

I serve mugs of this quick-to-fix hot cocoa outside when the kids in our neighborhood go trick-or-treating for Halloween. It's...


Mexican Hot Cocoa

—Stella Gilbertson, Northfield, Minnesota


Zesty Hot Chocolate

Chili powder gives a subtle spiciness to this chocolate sipper that is sure to warm chilly guests from head to...


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...