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...


Pumpkin-Spiced Hot Chocolate

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

Mocha Fireside Coffee

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


Landmark Hot Chocolate

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

Vanilla Almond Hot Cocoa

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


Chilly-Day Hot Cocoa Mix

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


Maple Hot Chocolate

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


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...

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

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


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...


Christmas Cocoa

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


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...

Holiday Hot Drink Mix

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


DIY Hot Cocoa Mix

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


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,...


Gingerbread Hot Cocoa

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


Mint Cocoa Mix

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


Chocolate Coffee

A rich whipped chocolate mixture from our Test Kitchen is used to flavor coffee and to make hot chocolate. Set...


Dutch Hot Chocolate

When my grandchildren come over, they like to snack on cookies and mugs of this hot chocolate. It has a...

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Dulce de Leche Hot Chocolate Pods

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


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...


Minty Hot Chocolate

This hot chocolate mix features a tasty blend of mint and malt. We enjoy some each holiday season—especially after an...


Cappuccino Mix

One day friends and I were swapping recipes for hot chocolate, and someone came up with this mix. I put...


Mexican Cocoa

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


Hot Malted Chocolate

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