Hot Chocolate Recipes

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Whether you’re craving a boozy hot chocolate recipe, or if you want to try a vegan or dairy-free recipe, we’ve got you covered. These recipes are all easy to make and taste amazing. After that pick your favorite toppings and don’t forget the whipped cream! These recipes will help make your next cup of hot chocolate a little more special. It is the perfect way to relax or when you want something to warm you up.  Drop your hot chocolate bombs in your preferred choice of hot milk here you will find recipes that use them all. Some recipes will use hot chocolate with cocoa powder as well as chocolate.

What's in the mix

A recipe for hot chocolate mix is not that simple based on all the variations you can have. You can try hot chocolate with marshmallows; hot chocolate with alcohol or maybe Nutella. What’s more these recipes will show you the best hot chocolate toppings that will transform your drink. So whether it is marshmallows, baileys whipped cream, sliced almonds, or chocolate sauce so it’s going to be delicious. However, that is why it is important to check the recipe before adding them to your hot chocolate. You can find recipes for kids here as well as a healthier option. Some recipes have condensed milk in them which is not a good option if you need to watch your weight, but you can always swap that out for normal milk or almond milk to name a few.  

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Delicious Hot Chocolate Recipes

Homemade Hot Chocolate

This delicious homemade hot chocolate is pretty much like drinking liquid chocolate in a mug. It’s seriously the best chocolate you’ve ever tasted!

Homemade Hot Chocolate

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Oreo Hot Chocolate (Dunkin Donuts Copycat)

This oreo hot chocolate is a Dunkin donuts copycat that is even better than the original. A thick, creamy, rich drink that tastes like pure Oreos. Made with only 3 ingredients in less than 10 minutes. A must-have winter drink for any cookies and cream lovers.

Oreo Hot Chocolate (Dunkin Donuts Copycat)

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Coffee Hot Chocolate (Homemade Caffeinated Hot Chocolate)

This creamy coffee hot chocolate is made with real chocolate and instant coffee. Then topped with a delicious homemade coffee whipped cream. Caffeinated hot chocolate is the perfect drink to start off your day!

Coffee Hot Chocolate (Homemade Caffeinated Hot Chocolate)

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Best Italian Hot Chocolate - Thick and Creamy!

Learn how to make the BEST Italian hot chocolate at home! Thick and creamy hot cocoa in 10 minutes with just 5 ingredients!

Best Italian Hot Chocolate - Thick and Creamy!

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Nutella Hot Chocolate

If you love Nutella, this homemade hot chocolate is for you! Made on the stovetop in just minutes, this creamy, Nutella recipe is perfect for warming up when it’s cold outside!

Nutella Hot Chocolate

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White Hot Chocolate With Dark Chocolate Whipped Cream

There’s a delicious chocolate-fest going on in this cup of White Hot Chocolate with Dark Chocolate Whipped Cream. A warm and comforting drink this is sure to satisfy all chocolate lovers.

White Hot Chocolate With Dark Chocolate Whipped Cream

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Pink Velvet Hot Chocolate

A rich, sweet, and creamy cup of pink velvet hot chocolate makes the perfect treat for a chilly winter night. This tasty pink drink would also be just perfect to serve on Valentine’s Day!

Pink Velvet Hot Chocolate

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Soup Maker Hot Chocolate Recipe

Soup Maker Hot Chocolate With Condensed Milk

Introducing you to the best hot chocolate recipe using the Ninja hot and cold blender. Also known as the Ninja Soup maker in the UK, one of its true talents is the ability to make a big batch of hot chocolate to feed a crowd and to also keep the hot chocolate warm.

Soup Maker Hot Chocolate With Condensed Milk

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Keto Recipes

The Best Creamy Keto Hot Chocolate Recipe

A chocolaty smooth and creamy keto hot chocolate that you can snuggle up with on a chilly day. So rich and flavorful, it’s hard to believe it’s low carb.

The Best Creamy Keto Hot Chocolate Recipe

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Best Sugar Free Hot Chocolate (Keto Low Carb Cocoa)

Love hot chocolate but following a sugar-free, low carb or Keto diet? This Sugar-Free Recipe (Keto Low Carb Cocoa) is a great way to warm up on a chilly night!

Best Sugar Free Hot Chocolate (Keto Low Carb Cocoa)

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Alcoholic Hot Chocolate

Unicorn Hot Chocolate

This enchanting boozy hot chocolate recipe is magically infused with a white chocolate flavor, and notes of black currants and cocoa. The fun and fantastical appearance though, is what just might pull you in!

Unicorn Hot Chocolate

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Coconut Kahlua Hot Cocoa

This hot chocolate is the perfect treat to keep you warm throughout winter.

Coconut Kahlua Hot Cocoa

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Boozy Salted Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

This boozy salted peanut butter hot chocolate is a favourite! If you are looking for a Skrewball whiskey recipe, this spiked peanut butter hot cocoa is one to try. Hot chocolate and whiskey are a tasty combination in this hot peanut butter drink.

Boozy Salted Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

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Baileys Hot Chocolate

This baileys hot chocolate is the perfect winter drink to make this season. Milk chocolate with baileys mixed in, topped with a homemade baileys whipped cream. Cozy up with a mug of this and a book by the fireplace.

Baileys Hot Chocolate

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Spiked White Hot Chocolate Two Ways

If you’re a fan of Rum Chata or Bailey’s, you’re gonna LOVE this Spiked White Hot Chocolate! Homemade chocolate made with just a few simple ingredients, along with your choice of your favorite creamy liqueur! Topped with whipped cream, white chocolate chunks and caramel this cocktail is decadent and delicious!

Spiked White Hot Chocolate Two Ways

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Dark Hot Chocolate With Amaretto

This rich dark hot chocolate with amaretto is the best creamy spiked alcoholic chocolate. Milk, dark chocolate, sugar, and vanilla melted together. A shot of amaretto mixed in, topped with whipped cream, sliced almonds, and chocolate sauce.

Dark Hot Chocolate With Amaretto

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Amaretto Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate just got a major upgrade! This rich, cream homemade Amaretto Hot Chocolate is the perfect way to warm up on a cold night. Made with just a few ingredients, this spiked recipe is amazing!

Amaretto Hot Chocolate

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Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate Recipes

Dairy-free Spiked Hot Chocolate Recipe

Boozy Decadent Hot Chocolate is the perfect warming treat with a touch of cream and Baileys Chocolat Luxe.

Dairy-free Spiked Hot Chocolate Recipe

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Healthy Dairy-free Hot Chocolate

This healthy hot chocolate is rich, creamy, low carb & in calories, & dairy-free. It’s the perfect vegan cocoa recipe for a chilly night in

Healthy Dairy-free Hot Chocolate

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Oat Milk Hot Chocolate

A steamy mug of rich, creamy, oat milk hot chocolate is the perfect dairy-free chocolatey treat! With only a few simple ingredients and ready in minutes, this homemade chocolate recipe will instantly put a smile on your face.

Oat Milk Hot Chocolate

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Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipes

Delicious & Decadent Vegan Oat Milk Hot Chocolate Recipe

Delicious & Decadent Vegan Oat Milk Hot Chocolate Recipe. This oat milk chocolate is absolutely delicious. It is like a warm hug in a mug and super easy to make. It is sweet, creamy, chocolatey and absolutely heavenly. I urge you to make this vegan oat milk recipe today!

Delicious & Decadent Vegan Oat Milk Hot Chocolate Recipe

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Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

An easy Christmas chocolate recipe! Learn how to make gingerbread hot chocolate in just 5 minutes with 5 ingredients. This homemade recipe is vegan and includes options for paleo, keto, and spiked.

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

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Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

The World’s Creamiest, Most Delicious Hot Chocolate (in a Slow Cooker!)

This slow cooker hot chocolate recipe goes perfectly with Christmas cookies or a cake! Make this delicious slow cooker drink this winter season for a Christmas party or other holiday gathering. It’s very simple – you make it in a slow cooker or Crockpot! It will be a hit in the cold weather for after caroling or served at a Christmas party.

The World’s Creamiest, Most Delicious Hot Chocolate (in a Slow Cooker!)

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Slow Cooker Baileys Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

When the weather starts to cool down, there’s nothing better than a warm cup of hot chocolate. This simple recipe for slow cooker Baileys Pumpkin Spice Chocolate combines all the flavors of creamy hot chocolate with a little bit of pumpkin spice to enhance the fall flavors.

Slow Cooker Baileys Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

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Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate in the Slow Cooker

A rich and creamy slow cooker salted caramel hot chocolate recipe that will warm up your bones on those chilly winter nights.

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate in the Slow Cooker

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Easy Instant Pot Hot Chocolate + Bar Idea

This rich and creamy Instant Pot Hot Chocolate will be the best you’ve ever tasted! It’s easy to make and is perfect for holidays, parties and fun time with the kids!

Easy Instant Pot Hot Chocolate + Bar Idea

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Cinnamon Hot Chocolate Recipes

Maple Cinnamon Hot Chocolate Recipe

Try this maple cinnamon hot chocolate recipe, an easy but delicious stovetop recipe, pimped up with a touch of maple & cinnamon

Maple Cinnamon Hot Chocolate Recipe

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Homemade Hot Chocolate with Cinnamon and Ancho Chile

A rich and creamy hot chocolate, made in the traditional style using a chocolatera and molinillo whisk, spiced with cinnamon and ancho chile.

Homemade Hot Chocolate with Cinnamon and Ancho Chile

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Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipes

Candy Cane Hot Chocolate In A Jar

This Candy Cane Hot Chocolate in a Jar is a great 15 minute edible Christmas gift and tastes delicious! This homemade mix is easy to make, as well as a festive and fun treat to gift teachers, your coworkers, neighbors and friends!

Candy Cane Hot Chocolate In A Jar

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Peppermint Hot Chocolate Coffee aka Peppermint Mocha

One of the best things to enjoy during the cold winter months of the year is curling up around a steaming hot cup of Peppermint Hot Chocolate Coffee. Rich, creamy, and deliciously sweet, this beverage is pure comfort in a cup. If you love a delicious peppermint mocha, you’ll love this recipe.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Coffee aka Peppermint Mocha

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Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Peppermint Hot Chocolate is a decadent homemade drink pumped up with festive peppermint flavor. You can make this drink boozy or tame to serve anyone on your holiday guest list this year.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

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Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe

A delicious rich peppermint hot chocolate, such a special christmas drink for both children and adults.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe

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Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate

This easy homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate recipe mixes the sweet flavor of chocolate with peppermint using crushed candy canes! Great to serve at a holiday party or on a cold day with your favorite cookies. A decadent winter drink that everyone will love.

Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate

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Hot Chocolate Bombs Recipes

Christmas Hot Chocolate Bombs Recipe (Using a Metal Mold)

These red and green Christmas chocolate bombs are packed with peppermint and marshmallows! They’re so much fun and absolutely delicious during the holidays!! These are also so cute as homemade gifts for your family and friends too!

Christmas Hot Chocolate Bombs Recipe (Using a Metal Mold)

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Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs are a festive way to make your own cup of hot chocolate with a hint of peppermint flavor. Just drop the chocolate bomb into a warm cup of milk and watch it melt into the perfect cup of hot cocoa for the holidays.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs

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Peppermint Hot Cocoa Bombs (with video)

Peppermint Hot Cocoa Bombs are the perfect winter treat! These little bombs are made with peppermint extract, hot cocoa mix, and marshmallows, and they’re so delicious and festive.

Peppermint Hot Cocoa Bombs (with video)

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Hot Chocolate Balls

Homemade Hot Chocolate Balls are so easy to make and they make beautiful gifts! Delicious silky chocolate with marshmallows – just add hot milk!

Hot Chocolate Balls

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Hot Chocolate Recipes

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Where Did The Drink Come From?

Hot chocolate is one of the most sensuous drinks imaginable. It’s a classic treat that has been enjoyed for centuries and no matter where you are in the world, you can get your hands on it. But where did this delicious chocolate drink come from?

This chocolate drink can trace its origins as far back as pre-Columbian times. The Mayan and Aztec cultures were known to consume a drink made from cacao seeds and cornmeal, which they referred to as xocolatl, meaning “bitter water.” Xocolatl was used as early currency by these ancient cultures and was considered so valuable that it was occasionally sacrificed to the gods.

The Spanish conquistadors were introduced to this bitter water upon their arrival in Mexico in 1519. They were so taken with its taste that they brought some cacao beans back home with them, which ultimately became known as “cocoa.” In addition to being devoured by the upper classes, cocoa was also mixed with water to create a cocoa beverage. It later became popular throughout Europe during the 19th century where chocolate shops popped up like crazy.

This delicious drink made its way across the pond in 1765 when Catherine the Great of Russia brought cocoa powder back from Holland after visiting her sister Sophie, Queen.

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Vegan Recipes

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