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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Stovetop Hot Chocolate

My mom created this stovetop hot chocolate recipe to serve large groups of carolers and frozen sledders. I take it to the lounge during a long winter to warm their spirits! This economical recipe could easily be warmed and served in a slow cooker. Flavor extracts could be added to the hot chocolate, too. —Mary Nine, Indianapolis, Indiana

Mocha Fireside Coffee

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


Holiday Hot Chocolate Mix

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


Chilly-Day Hot Cocoa Mix

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


Cinnamon Hot Chocolate Mix

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

Mexican Mocha Mix

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


Mexican Hot Cocoa

—Stella Gilbertson, Northfield, Minnesota

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...


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,...


Mint Cocoa Mix

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

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

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


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...


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...


Hot Drink Mix

"This is a great mix to have in the cupboard for cold wintry days," says Nancy Zimmerman from Cape May...



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...


Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

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


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

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

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Minty Cocoa Mix

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


Easy Hot Chocolate Mix

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


Wintry Hot Cocoa Mix

"I first tasted this warming beverage on a camping trip in the mountains," recalls Ruby Gibson of Newton, North Carolina....


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...


Heavenly Hot Chocolate Mix

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


Ghostly Hot Cocoa

Chocolate pudding mix is the convenient start to this clever cocoa mix. Kids of all ages get a kick out...