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

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

Stovetop Hot Chocolate

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...


Peppermint Patty Hot Cocoa

A hint of cool mint makes this rich sipper a nice change of pace from traditional hot cocoa. Add a...


Butterscotch Hot Cocoa

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

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

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


Vanilla Almond Hot Cocoa

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

Creamy Hot White Chocolate

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


Pumpkin-Spiced Hot Chocolate

As soon as there is a hint of fall in the air, I think of pumpkins and my mother. She...


Easy Mint Hot Chocolate

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


Raspberry Hot Cocoa

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

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


Maple Hot Chocolate

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


Zesty Hot Chocolate

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


Special Hot Chocolate Treats

Dropping a whipped cream-filled chocolate cup into hot chocolate makes for an extra-special beverage. I make the chocolate cups ahead,...


Favorite Mint Hot Chocolate

This is one of my husband's favorite winter drinks. I love the minty, chocolaty recipe because it's like Christmas in...

Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

Vanilla beans and a hazelnut liqueur like Frangelico lend a sophisticated flavor to this hot chocolate. With such rich taste,...


Honey-Bourbon Hot Chocolate

My husband and I like to enjoy this grown-up version of hot chocolate on a cold winter evening. It's even...


Truffle Hot Chocolate

Greet holiday guests at the door with steaming mugs of rich hot chocolate. As the crowning touch, offer a selection...


Mexican Cocoa

The entire family will enjoy this festive drink,” writes Patricia Nieh of Portola Valley, California. Cinnamon sticks give it a...


Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

My mom makes this hot chocolate with pumpkin, spices and white chocolate. We usually drink it on Halloween, but it’s...


Hot Malted Chocolate

There’s nothing better on a cold day than a steaming mug of rich hot chocolate. Malted milk powder adds a...


Minty Mocha

“I’ve had this recipe for 25 years and serve it during the holidays, especially Christmas brunch, but it’s great anytime...


Mexican Hot Chocolate

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

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Kahlua Hot Chocolate

When we want a cup of hot chocolate, we prefer homemade over store mixes. A splash of Kahlúa adds a...


Witches’ Brew with Broomsticks

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...


Quick Maple Hot Chocolate

What sweet drink could be more popular when the weather's wintry than hot chocolate? Here, subtle maple flavor turn this...


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Homemade Hot Cocoa

This homemade hot chocolate recipe will make people think you fussed but it is so simple. —Hershey Food Corporation, Cheryl...


Winter’s Warmth Hot Chocolate

I discovered this recipe as a newlywed when I was looking for something to warm us up during the season's...