Easy Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipes
Do you enjoy drinking hot chocolate during the fall and winter? It is a delicious beverage that is not difficult to make at home. With a handful of ingredients and a little time, you'll be making it regularly for your whole family as well as your friends. I've included a wide variety of recipes here. Enjoy!
This article includes the following types of hot chocolate recipes:
How To Make Hot Chocolate From Scratch
Tips for Making Homemade Hot Chocolate
The Daily Meal offers seven great tips for making a perfect cup of hot chocolate. While you do not need to follow them to the letter every time that you make a homemade cocoa, even using one or two of them can make a big difference. As you get comfortable with the formula, you'll be able to experiment with it a little to make it your own.
Hot Chocolate Topping Ideas
There is no limit to the number of hot chocolate toppings that you can use, but here are a few of the most popular ones.
- Whipped cream
- Chocolate shavings
- Butterscotch syrup
- Crumbled cookies
- Crushed candy canes
- Cinnamon sticks
Complete your classic hot chocolate recipe with a pinch of salt!
One of the fun aspects of making a recipe at home is that you can customize it any way that you like. However, there is nothing wrong with sticking to a classic recipe, too.
- Duni's Studio. Duni shares her recipe for hot chocolate with us that has cinnamon and vanilla sugar. Vanilla extract also works well.
- Sing For Your Supper. If you enjoy thick hot chocolate that is like drinking melted chocolate, you'll have to try this recipe from Amy.
- The Road Forks. Give the classic a new take with cinnamon, dried red chili pepper, and brown sugar.
Have you heard of frozen hot chocolate? I hadn't before I started putting this article together. If you love the taste of hot chocolate but are in the mood for a cold drink, this is a great option.
- Brown Eyed Baker. Michelle has great suggestions for customizing this recipe to suit your personal tastes and preferences.
- Ice Cubes from Family Fresh Cooking. Make your frozen hot chocolate into ice cubes to enjoy in the drink of your choice.
- Live Love Pasta. Use evaporated milk and finish it off with whipped cream and miniature chocolate chips.
Learn how to make lots of frozen drinks.
You can add a sweet component to hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows.
In case hot chocolate isn't sweet enough for you on its own, this is a great way to kick the sweetness factor up another notch. You can substitute another dessert or candy flavor if you prefer. The possibilities are endless.
- Cookies and Cream Hot Chocolate. This is a great way to combine two awesome desserts.
I know that it's a little strange to have a seasonal category in an article about a drink that is largely seasonal. However, there are a few types of hot chocolate that people like to make specifically for fall or winter.
If you're not ready to give up the wonderful fruit flavors from summer, put a little bit of them into your hot chocolate.
Put a different spin on your hot chocolate by making an international recipe.
- Italian. This variation uses corn flower and honey. You can also make a richer version with half and half.
- Mexican. If you live in or near a Hispanic neighborhood, you should be able to find a grocery store than carries Mexican chocolate.
- Mexican Spiked. If you want to add some alcohol to your Mexican hot chocolate, this is the recipe for you. This drink is a great combination of sweet and spicy.
Many people like to mix up the classic hot chocolate recipe by using white chocolate instead of milk or dark chocolate.
- Gimme Some Oven. This is a simple version of white hot chocolate. You can't go wrong.
- Cadbury. The Cadbury company has a decadent white hot chocolate recipe that uses a couple of their products. They recommend kicking it up a notch with a shot of espresso.
- White Spiked. A little rum will take your white chocolate to a new level. This recipe also has a unique touch with cardamom.
Betty's White Hot Chocolate
Having written a number of articles about beverages, I knew that I couldn't write this article without including a selection of alcoholic options.
- Rich n' Thick Adult Hot Chocolate. The recommended alcohols are Bailey's, peppermint schnapps, pumpkin liquor, and Southern Comfort. If you like a thicker drink, this one is for you.
- Not Your Kid's Hot Chocolate. A splash of rum gives hot chocolate just the right amount of kick.
- Grown Up Hot Chocolate With Homemade Bailey's Marshmallows. The homemade marshmallows are what make this recipe special.
- Spiked Hot Chocolate. Another great way to get a little alcohol in your hot chocolate is a shot of vodka in the whipped cream.
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