Hot Chocolate Recipes

Candy cane cocoa, Mexican hot chocolate, white chocolate, and old-fashioned hot chocolate. Winter's worth it if it means warming up with hot chocolate.

Staff Picks

Creamy Hot Cocoa

Rating: 4.5 stars 1489
Kids love this homemade hot chocolate made with cocoa, sugar, and milk.

Hot Chocolate Bombs

Place a frozen chocolate bomb in a cup of steaming hot milk, stir, and voila! Homemade hot chocolate in just a few minutes. Top with whipped cream, marshmallows, chocolate sprinkles, or your favorite toppings.

Hot Cocoa Mix

Rating: 4 stars 303
I make this at the beginning of the cold weather, and have it ready all winter. Vary the flavor of your mix by trying flavored nondairy creamer; I like the cinnamon.
By Earla Taylor


Rating: 4.5 stars 24
A traditional Mexican chocolate drink.

Coconut Hot Cocoa

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
A warm, made-from-scratch treat! Cocoa leads to a bittersweet chocolate taste and the coconut milk adds a hint of richness.

Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa

Rating: 5 stars 15
I was messing around in my kitchen one day and was craving hot cocoa. Since I only had dark chocolate on hand, I used that, and for a festive touch added cinnamon. Pour into a mug and top with whipped cream or marshmallows, if desired. Serve hot.
By Aurora

Maple Syrup Hot Chocolate

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
Delicious hot chocolate!

Baileys Hot Chocolate

Rating: 5 stars 27
Baileys Hot Chocolate recipe takes indulgence to the next level with delicious toppings like whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and sprinkles!
By Baileys

Mexican-Style Hot Chocolate

Rating: 4.5 stars 26
Warm and creamy; simple chocolate flavors with a hint of cinnamon.
By Allrecipes Member

Creamy Hot Chocolate

Rating: 4.5 stars 310
Keep some condensed milk on hand for cold days, and whip up a batch of this rich hot chocolate warm your loved ones.

Inspiration and Ideas

31 Best Ways to Enjoy Cozy Homemade Hot Chocolate
Warm up from the inside out with a delicious cup of homemade hot chocolate. It's the perfect antidote to a chilly day.
Secret Simple Hot Chocolate
Rating: Unrated 7
"Great! I made it for my dad for his birthday. I used almond milk because he loves almond milk." -- Marbles
Chocolate Bar Hot Chocolate
Rating: 4.5 stars 30

I wanted to use up some full-size chocolate bars leftover from Halloween and decided to make hot chocolate out of one. The result was fabulous!