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

1 review

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

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...


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...


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...

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...


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...

Cozy Hot Chocolate

3 reviews

Steaming mugs of these smooth beverages are a nice anytime treat with my husband, Ken.—Marie Hattrup, Sonoma, California


Fluffy Hot Chocolate

22 reviews

This is our daughter's favorite hot chocolate recipe. It may look like ordinary cocoa, but a touch of vanilla sets...


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...


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...

Wintry Hot Cocoa Mix

6 reviews

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


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...


Mexican Hot Chocolate

5 reviews

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


Heavenly Hot Chocolate Mix

9 reviews

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


Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix

I gave this away at our neighborhood Christmas party in cutie-patootie gift bags and was thrilled that I was able...

Candy Cane Hot Cocoa Mix

3 reviews

We make batches of this minty, malted milk-flavored hot chocolate to give as gifts. Be prepared—friends will return the jars...