37 Best Hot Chocolate Recipes – Whether you’re craving a boozy hot chocolate recipe or trying a vegan or dairy-free recipe, we’ve got you covered.
These recipes all 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, and 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 a hot chocolate mix is more complex based on all the variations you can have.
Try it with marshmallows, with alcohol, or with Nutella. What’s more, these recipes will show you the best toppings that will transform your drink.
So whether it is marshmallows, bailey’s whipped cream, sliced almonds, or chocolate sauce, it will be delicious. You can find recipes for kids here and 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 regular milk or almond milk, to name a few.
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Delicious Hot Chocolate Recipes
Homemade Hot Chocolate
This delicious homemade drink is pretty much like drinking liquid chocolate in a mug. It’s seriously the best chocolate you’ve ever tasted!
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.
Coffee Hot Chocolate (Homemade Caffeinated)
This creamy coffee hot chocolate is made with real chocolate and instant coffee. Then topped with delicious homemade coffee whipped cream. This is the perfect drink to start off your day!
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!
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!
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.
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!
Soup Maker Hot Chocolate Recipe
Soup Maker Hot Chocolate With Condensed Milk
Introducing you to the best 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 to feed a crowd and also keep the warm.
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.
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!
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!
Coconut Kahlua Hot Cocoa
This hot chocolate is the perfect treat to keep you warm throughout winter.
Boozy Salted Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate
This boozy salted peanut butter drink 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.
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.
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!
Dark Hot Chocolate With Amaretto
This rich dark drink 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.
Amaretto Hot Chocolate
Your favorite drink 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!
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.
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
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.
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!
Gingerbread Hot Chocolate
An easy Christmas chocolate recipe! Learn how to make this hot gingerbread drink in just 5 minutes with 5 ingredients. This homemade recipe is vegan and includes options for paleo, keto, and spiked.
Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate
The World’s Creamiest, Most Delicious Hot Chocolate (in a Slow Cooker!)
This slow-cooker 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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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!
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
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.
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Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe
A delicious rich peppermint hot chocolate, such a special christmas drink for both children and adults.
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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.
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!
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 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.
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!