Our 13 Best Hot Chocolate Recipes To Cozy Up With on a Cold Night

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You don’t have to be a cocoa fanatic to crave a cup of hot chocolate during the cooler months. With fun and funky riffs on the traditional mug, our best hot chocolate recipes have something for every palate. But if chocolate is your favorite ingredient, you should check out our best chocolate desserts for chocolate lovers. Drop in a made-from-scratch marshmallow for a classic addition, or pair your cocoa with one of our other homemade candies as a garnish. Whether you’re looking for a warm cinnamon-spiced drink, a matcha flavored hot cocoa or a boozy hot chocolate, we’ve got you covered with our best hot chocolate recipes.

Mint Hot Chocolate

Adding a mint tea bag is the perfect way to flavor hot chocolate. For a stronger mint flavor, steep the tea bag for longer, but you only need a couple minutes so the mint doesn’t get too grassy. A couple fresh mint leaves don’t hurt, either. Get the recipe for Mint Hot Chocolate »
Get the recipe for Matcha Hot Chocolate »

Spicy Hot Chocolate

Get the recipe for Spicy Hot Chocolate With Black Bean Paste »
Thai Spiced Hot Chocolate
Get the recipe for Cinnamon Hot Chocolate »
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Hazelnut White Hot Chocolate

White chocolate and Frangelico combine for a sweet, creamy drink that makes a perfect winter nightcap; all it needs as embellishment is a dusting of freshly grated nutmeg. Get the recipe for Hazelnut White Hot Chocolate »

Hot White Chocolate with Cardamom

White chocolate is the perfect canvas for warm, winter spices such as cardamom and nutmeg. Get the recipe for Hot White Chocolate with Cardamom »

Nutella Hot Chocolate with Hazelnut Liqueur

Nutella stirred into hot chocolate lends a luxurious texture and great, chocolate-hazelnut flavor. For an extra dose of hazelnut, add a splash of Frangelico. Get the recipe for Nutella Hot Chocolate with Hazelnut Liqueur »

Irish Hot Chocolate

Salted hot milk chocolate is enhanced with just a touch of Irish whiskey and a generous dollop of whipped cream. Get the recipe for Irish Hot Chocolate »

Honeyed Hot Cocoa

Honey adds unique depth as a sweetener for hot cocoa, balanced by a pinch of salt. Get the recipe for Honeyed Hot Cocoa »

Fluffernutter Hot Cocoa

The winning combination of marshmallow fluff, peanut butter, and chocolate makes an over the top cup of cocoa. Get the recipe for Fluffernutter Hot Cocoa »

Bittersweet Hot Chocolate with Red Wine

We love nibbling dark chocolate alongside a glass of red wine; the two flavors combined in a warming hot chocolate is an unexpected treat. Get the recipe for Bittersweet Hot Chocolate with Red Wine »