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18 Amazing Hot Chocolate Recipes

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18 Hot Chocolate Recipes to make the Taste Buds Happy

There is nothing better than hot chocolate to make Winter better.  Sweet and warm and rich and soothing.    As you know Canada has seriously cold winters and the promise of hot chocolate when you come in from any outdoor activity is a welcome thought.  Today I am sharing a collection of various hot chocolate recipes.  I had no idea there were so many variations, Mexican, Parisian, Mint, Spicy, Dutch and more.


18 Hot Chocolate Recipes


As the Christmas season is fast approaching lets start off with these delicious gingerbread hot chocolate recipe.  With whipped cream and the little gingerman cookie tucked in the top, who wouldn’t love this.

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate


Hot chocolate recipes in a mug with gingerbread


Gingerbread Hot Chocolate | My Gorgeous Recipes

French Hot Chocolate

This recipe for French hot chocolate is extra thick and rich.   A little treat of chocolate heaven,  with lots of variation suggestion in the post.  Certainly worth trying a few of them.


French hot chocolate recipes in a cup with marshmallows.


French Hot Chocolate | Sugar and Soul

Strawberry Hot Chocolate

This mug of pink is all natural and made with real strawberries and white chocolate.  This Strawberry hot chocolate recipe is a nice variation.   Just as rich, sweet and creamy its bound to be enjoyed.

Strawberry Hot Chocolate Re


Strawberry Hot Chocolate | My Heavenly Recipes


Everyone needs a simple recipe for hot chocolate.  This looks like the perfect reward after packing in groceries, walking to get the mail, I know it would entice me to get outdoors and run an errand.  So quick and simple to make.


Two mugs of homemade hot chocolate with whipped cream and caramel topping.


Two Ingredient Hot Chocolate | Pint Sized Treasures

Tiramisu Hot Chocolate

An adult flavoured hot chocolate recipe with brandy and espresso, add some ladyfingers and this looks like dessert for company.   With this presentation, guests will think they are at a 5-star restaurant.


Chocolate sprinkles on top of a gorgeous mug of homemade hot chocolate.


Tiramisu Hot Chocolate | A Cookie Named Desire

Spicy Hot Chocolate with Homemade Marshmallows

This hot chocolate recipe features homemade marshmallows.  My Mom made homemade marshmallows every Christmas and trust me they are sooooo worth the time.  Everyone will rave about how different and delicious they are.  Serve them in some pretty mugs and you will have a whole room of happy people.


Spicy Hot Chocolate recipe with vanilla in pretty mugs


Spicy Hot Chocolate with Homemade Marshmallows | PMQ for Two


Have I made you hungry yet?  Kudos to you if you haven’t left to make one of these hot chocolate recipes.  I have a few more to share, so enjoy and let’s continue.


Spiked Butterscotch Hot Chocolate

I don’t know which tempts me more, the word spiked, or butterscotch.  I can only imagine how delicious this is, at least until I make some.  I need to go grab some butterscotch schnapps and try this.


Butterscotch Hot Chocolate Recipe


Spiked Butterscotch Hot Chocolate | Dizzy Busy and Hungry

Raspberry White Hot Chocolate

This recipe is made using raspberry extract, which makes it affordable.   Easy to whip up and so pretty with sprinkles, whipped cream, and a matching straw.


A pretty glass of Raspberry hot chocolate with whipped cream a sprinkles.


Raspberry White Hot Chocolate Recipe | Ann’s Entitled Life


Minty Coconut Hot Chocolate

No one would guess this lightened variety of hot chocolate is dairy free.  Its also made with cacao, its a really great alternative, especially for people with allergies and food sensitivities.


A Peppermint Hot Chocolate recipe served in a mug with chocolate and cinnamon


Minty Coconut Hot Chocolate | Pint Sized Treasures

Blue Mermaid Hot Chocolate

With these bright colours and the special mermaid spoons, this recipe looks like a party in a mug.


Blue Mermaid hot chocolate with whipped cream, sparkles and mermaid spoons.


Blue Mermaid Hot Chocolate | Finding Zest

Italian Hot Chocolate

Howard Schulz says he created Starbucks menu based on Italian coffee houses, so I shouldn’t be surprised to learn that there is Italian hot chocolate.  This recipe looks so classic and mature, it has to be amazing.


Italian Hot Chocolate Recipe with Marshmallows


Italian Hot Chocolate | Swirls of Flavor

Mexican Hot Chocolate

I never knew about Italian hot chocolate, so its no surprise I was excited to see a Mexican hot chocolate recipe.  Hot chocolate livened up with spices like cinnamon and nutmeg.  Have you ever tried it? I bet its delish.


Mexican Hot Chocolate recipe in a Mug with Whipped Cream


Mexican Hot Chocolate | Wonder Mom Wannabe


Peppermint White Hot Chocolate


White Chocolate Peppermint Hot Chocolate recipes


Peppermint White Chocolate | Cincy Shopper

Parisian Hot Chocolate

Thick enough to need a spoon.  Do I need to say more?   It has to be luscious and silky.


Parisian Hot Chocolate Recipe in a glass jar served with mini marshmallows


Parisian Hot Chocolate with Raspberry Whipped Cream

Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

Everyone needs a hot chocolate recipe for the slow cooker.  So handy for serving a crowd on a cold day.  This would be a different contribution to an office Christmas potluck.

Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate recipe made with white chocolate


Slow Cooker White Hot Chocolate | My Organized Chaos

Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

This is so Christmassy, perfect alternative beverage at a hot chocolate bar.   It’s different and special with recognizable flavours, my family will be all over this hot chocolate.


Peppermint White Chocolate recipe in a clear mug with whipped cream and sprinkles.


Peppermint White Hot Chocolate | Cincy Shopper

Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

A great upgrade to the regular hot chocolate in a box.  Always nice to have on hand, especially for those of us who are often a party of one.


Easy homemade hot chocolate in a mug with a large swirl of whipped cream.

Easy Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix | Baking with Mom

Spicy and Boozy Hot Chocolate

This hot chocolate recipe really intrigues me, with chile liqueur and cayenne.  This recipe is very precise and interesting to read.


Spicy and boozy hot chocolate recipe

Spicy and Boozy Hot Chocolate | Boozy Oyster



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  1. Last night after coming back from Red Deer I curled up on the sofa with a warm blanket and hot up of candy cane hot chocolate. Yummy! Love all the options you have shared with us here, Leanna.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      I learned quite a bit gathering these recipes together. I really had no idea there were so many different delicious looking varieties. Glad to hear you made it back, the roads are getting bad.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you Debra. They are so many great varieties, I look forward to making them.

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