Our 25 Most Indulgent Hot Chocolate Recipes

Do you prefer your chocolate in drinkable form? We're right there with you, so we've rounded up all of our most satisfying hot chocolate recipes to ensure you can sip to your heart's content.

Mom's Hot Chocolate Mix

"This will be my new Christmas tradition! It is by far the best powdered mix I have ever had!"

-Alesha Ann

Caramel Hot Chocolate

"An easy, comforting and warming drink. Pecans and caramel go so nicely together. I did add a splash of walnut liqueur."


Ultra-Rich Hot Chocolate

"Very good. I used skim milk and it was still creamy. Use the best chocolate you have on hand."

-Heartland Bakes

Frozen Unicorn Hot Chocolate

It doesn't get much more decadent than hot chocolate + unicorns + rainbows, especially when there's some strawberry thrown into the mix.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate With Whipped Cream

"This is a delight!"


Hot Cocoa for One

"Just made this yesterday morning when I realized I had no packaged hot cocoa — better anyway! Yum!"


Alcoholic Hot Chocolate

"This is lovely! I used skim milk and 65% cocoa dark chocolate. Made as posted and enjoyed very much."


Spanish Thick Hot Chocolate

"I made this recipe with my middle school Spanish students. It's very much like the hot chocolate you get in Spain, but easy enough for kids to make."


French Hot Chocolate

"This is a winner! I love it! I love the taste of the spices with the chocolate."


White Hot Chocolate

"This recipe will save me from many expensive trips to Starbucks for their Peppermint White Hot Chocolate this season."


Perfect Hot Cocoa

"I never knew how good homemade hot cocoa could be. Thanks for such a warm and tasty recipe."


Moscow Hot Chocolate

"This was so yummy — the vanilla vodka and amaretto are perfect together."

-Baby Kato

Castillian Hot Chocolate

"This has intense chocolate flavor! It was like drinking a candy bar!"


Starbucks Peppermint Mocha

"This was great! Instead of peppermint syrup, which most people don't have at home, try a crushed candy cane!"


Hot Chocolate Float

"Very tasty treat, especially on a cold night. I love mine sprinkled with a lot of cinnamon!"


Brazilian Hot Chocolate

"This is a nice twist on an old favorite — very tasty with the cinnamon and coffee."


Mexican Hot Chocolate

"Yum! Even my nine-year old said, 'the cinnamon was a nice touch!'"


Fat-Free Sugar-Free Hot Chocolate

"Boy, am I glad that I found this recipe! I won't buy those little packets of who-knows-what again."


Adult Hot Chocolate

"A perfect nightcap for anybody that enjoys chocolate and mint."


Kahlua Hot Chocolate

"After tasting this wonderful combination, how could I ever possibly return to a mix? This hot chocolate is sheer heaven!"


Hot Chocolate Espresso

"Very easy and great when garnished with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkling of cinnamon."


Belgian Hot Chocolate

"This made for a truly creamy, rich chocolate that I enjoyed on a quiet afternoon."

-Bonnie G #2

Spiced Hot Chocolate

"I just loved the chili powder in this!"


Mayan Hot Chocolate

"A great drink — so good with the cinnamon and pinch of cayenne!"


Cherry Cordial Hot Chocolate

"Wow! Rich and sweet — who could ask for anything more?"

-Sunshine Forever