Hot Chocolate Recipes To Try This Winter

With the chill in the air, most of us are turning to hot chocolate for warmth and comfort. Add a touch of decadence to your nightly warming drink with these yummy recipes.

Hot Chocolate Recipes

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Love the combination of peppermint and chocolate? Then this recipe is just for you. The peppermint and chocolate pair perfectly, making a drink that is both comforting and refreshing.

Ingredients: 

  • 3 C milk
  • 1 C cream
  • 340g chocolate
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract

Method:

  1. Bring the milk and cream to a simmer over a medium heat, stirring occasionally so it doesn’t scorch.
  2. Remove from heat and add the chocolate. Stir until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth.
  3. Mix in 1/2 tsp peppermint extract and taste. Add more extract if preferred.
  4. Serve with whipped cream and crushed Peppermint Crisp shards.

*Recipe sourced from Sugar Hero.

Spiced Mexican Hot Chocolate

There’s nothing better to ward off the chill than some fragrant spices, besides hot chocolate of course! This recipes combines the heat of spices with the comfort of hot chocolate to bring you warmth in a cup.

Ingredients:

  • 4 C milk
  • 1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 2 tsp corn flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • pinch of cayenne pepper

Method: 

  1. Bring all the ingredients to a simmer over a medium heat, stirring frequently.
  2. Remove from heat and serve.

*Recipe sourced from Gimme Some Oven.

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

This one is for all the peanut butter lovers out there. Add a large dollop of peanut butter to your hot chocolate for a thick and creamy masterpiece. Just don’t use chunky peanut butter, trust us.

Ingredients:

  • 1 C milk
  • 2 Tb unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Tb sweetener of choice
  • 1 Tb peanut butter
  • 15g dark chocolate

Method:

  1. Heat milk over a medium heat until warm but not boiling.
  2. Whisk in cocoa powder and sweetener.
  3. Add peanut butter and chocolate.
  4. Serve and enjoy.

*Recipe sourced from Not Enough Cinnamon.

S’mores Hot Chocolate

Bring the warmth of a bonfire into your kitchen with this yummy recipe. Made with charred marshmallows and crunchy biscuit crumbs, it’s sure to delight.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tb Nutella
  • 2 digestive biscuits, crushed
  • 4 C milk
  • 1 C cream
  • 200g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 12 marshmallows

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven grill.
  2. Spread the Nuttela around the rim of four heat-proof mugs and dip into the crushed biscuits, coating the Nutella in crumbs.
  3. Combine the milk, cream and chocolate over a medium-low heat. Stirring until the chocolate is melted.
  4. Place the marshmallows on a baking tray lined with baking paper and grill until toasted.
  5. Pour the hot chocolate mixture into the mugs and top with toasted marshmallows. Serve immediately.

*Recipe sourced from Taste.com.

White Hot Chocolate

If you’re not a lover of the rich, bitter notes of dark chocolate but still seek the comfort of hot chocolate, then why not give this recipe a try?

Ingredients:

  • 4 C milk
  • 1 C white chocolate
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

Method:

  1. Place the milk, chocolate, vanilla and salt into a saucepan over a medium-low heat.
  2. Whisk continuously until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth.
  3. Serve immediately.

*Recipe sourced from Celebrating Sweets.

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Adding even more sweetness to the classic winter drink, this recipe should be your go-to when that chilly season sweet tooth hits.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 3/4 C milk
  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 1 Tb caramel
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Method: 

  1. Heat the milk in a saucepan over a medium heat.
  2. Stir in the chocolate, caramel and salt.
  3. Pour into a mug and serve.

*Recipe sourced from Tasty.

Do you have any yummy hot chocolate recipes? Let us know about them in the comments section below!