Heavenly Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipes

by Tonya Staab
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Fall and winter are the seasons for hot chocolate. You will love these hot chocolate recipes including alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions.

Hot chocolate recipes

We’ve got a round-up of alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot chocolate recipes for every occasion.

White cinnamon hot chocolate

white hot chocolate topped with a cinnamon stick and ground cinnamon in a clear mug
White cinnamon hot chocolate.

This delicious white cinnamon hot chocolate has become my daughter’s favorite hot chocolate recipe. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve made it for her over the past few weeks. It’s so yummy though that I’m more than happy to indulge her when I can enjoy a cup of it too.

Pink strawberry hot chocolate

girl holding a pink hot chocolate in a clear mug
Pink strawberry hot chocolate.

Just like the recipe above, this pink strawberry hot chocolate is also made with white chocolate. Ghirardelli or Lindt is my go-to chocolate bar for hot chocolate. My daughter has never really liked regular hot chocolate, but anything with white chocolate and she loves it.

Boozy Bailey’s hot chocolate recipe

hot chocolate in a glass with Bailey's
Bailey’s hot chocolate recipe.

This boozy Bailey’s hot chocolate recipe is for adults only. It’s the perfect way to warm up on a cold night in front of a fire. Serve it for a grown-up’s date night, a fun game night with friends, or around the firepit while you make s’mores.

looking down over a white hot chocolate and a plate of sugar cookies
White chocolate sugar cookie hot chocolate.

This white chocolate sugar cookie hot chocolate might look seasonal, but paired with sugar cookies, it’s a delicious treat anytime. I prefer to make it over the holiday’s though, especially when decorating the tree, or wrapping presents after the kids have gone to bed.

S’mores hot chocolate

hot chocolate in a clear mug topped with marshmallows and graham crackers
S’mores hot chocolate recipe.

If you haven’t tried a s’mores hot chocolate, you are really missing out. It’s basically s’mores in a mug. It’s hot, decadent, and delicious. All you need is a blanket, a fire, and a movie.

Spiked pumpkin pie white hot chocolate

A white pumpkin pie hot chocolate topped with marshmallows and cinnamon
Spiked pumpkin pie white hot chocolate.

This spiked pumpkin pie white hot chocolate is the perfect way to ring in the first day of autumn. I’m all about pumpkin everything all fall long and this cozy pumpkin pie drink doesn’t disappoint.

Mint Oreo hot chocolate

a hot chocolate in a clear mug topped with whipped cream and crushed mint Oreo's.
Mint OREO hot chocolate.

I made this mint Oreo hot chocolate for St. Patrick’s Day, but really, you will want to make this year-round. There’s just something about mint and chocolate together. It’s the perfect drink for the holidays too. You could top it with peppermint bark or crushed candy canes.

Dark chocolate hot chocolate

dark chocolate hot chocolate recipe
Dark chocolate hot chocolate recipe with OREOs.

If mint Oreo hot chocolate isn’t for you, then you should try this dark chocolate Oreo hot chocolate instead. It’s decadent, delicious, and topped with crushed OREO cookies. Make sure to enjoy it with a couple of extra cookies because if you are like me, you can’t stop at just the drink.

More hot chocolate ideas

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