15 Recipes For Hot Chocolatey Goodness!!!

There is something about the Holiday season that makes it a perfect time for Hot Chocolate.  It could be the weather or just the undeniable lure of a warm drink in front of the fire (or the television, if you are fireplace-less like we are)!

There is actually quite a bit of history to be found about Hot Chocolate and Hot Cocoa.  Did you know that they weren’t exactly the same thing?  I just thought they had two different names for the same drink, but apparently I was wrong!  One is made with cocoa and the other made with…drumroll, please…chocolate!  The result is somewhat similar, so I guess it’s just a matter of personal taste.  However you decide to make it–whether with cocoa powder or actual chocolate–there is no denying that it is a wonderful treat!

And thanks to some wonderfully generous bloggers, I have several hot chocolate-y drinks to share with you!

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Homemade Peppermint Hot Cocoa from Happy Hour Projects…What an adorable gift this would be!

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Hot Cocoa Mix from In The Kitchen With Jenny…I love this recipe!  It’s very similar to the one I used to make and give as a Christmas gift.

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Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix from The Thrifty Couple…This makes a huge portion, so there is enough to share with friends and still have some leftover for yourself!

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Hazelnut Cocoa from Written Reality…This recipe calls for hazelnut spread, but it’s the nuts and whipped cream on top that really pull me in!!

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Healthy Hot Cocoa from The Schneider Peeps…using honey as a sweetener!

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Sugar Free Hot Cocoa from Ann’s Entitled Life…This sugar-free recipe has a secret ingredient!

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Nutella Hot Chocolate from Mom vs The Boys…Great (and simple) recipe for all of the Nutella lovers out there!

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Two Ingredient Hot Chocolate from Family Balance Sheet…Very easy and very chocolatey!!

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Reindeer Hot Chocolate from Thrifty Jinxy…A super cute DIY gift idea AND a free printable!!  Another great gift idea!

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Delicious CrockPot Hot Chocolate from Hi!  It’s Jilly…This is probably one of the richest sounding hot chocolate recipes I’ve seen.  I’ll definitely be making some!!

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All of these recipes sound fabulous to me and I’ll definitely be trying some of them very soon.  Lest you think I’ve forgotten that sometimes grown-ups want a little extra “something” to warm them up, here are a few recipes to try.  (Adult use only please!)

Bourbon Hot Cocoa from Ann’s Entitled Life…I know a few bourbon drinkers who would appreciate this one!

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Hot Cocoa with Rum from Ann’s Entitled Life…Ummm, Rum.  Now that will warm your bones!

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Red Velvet Hot Chocolate Cocktail from Snappy Gourmet…Did you know there was such a thing as cake flavored vodka?  I’m not much of a vodka drinker, but if they are going to start making this stuff taste like cake…

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Hot Chocolate Martini from The Kitchen Is My Playground…This is definitely another one for the grown-ups.  Just try not to go overboard roasting the marshmallows!

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Spiked Candy Cane White Hot Chocolate from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks…I can imagine this tastes like the peppermint Hershey kisses.  I really, really love those!

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Well, there you have it!  That should be enough hot chocolate/cocoa to get you at least halfway through the Christmas Season!  Do you have a favorite chocolate drink recipe you can’t live without during the holidays?

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Comments

  1. Great list–I’ll definitely be sharing! Thanks for including my 2 ingredient hot chocolate post.
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