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...


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...

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...


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...


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...


Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

2 reviews

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


Kahlua Hot Chocolate

1 review

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

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...


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...


Crackling Hot Cocoa

1 review

This hot chocolate recipe is more than a warm-you-up—it's rich and thick decadence in a mug. —Cyndi Nistico, Palm Island,...