Hot chocolate is just the absolute best thing in the cold weather, and the perfect winter drink. It tastes wonderful enough straight from a container bought from the grocery store, but there are so many ways it can be added to and made into something pretty amazing! I have really been needing hot comforting drinks again lately (could it be something to do with that biting cold outside?!), but I was tired of those shop-bought concoctions that are just petty blah tasting for the most part. So I looked around for some great, different and exciting recipes, and gradually worked my way through them all!
Check out these 30 wonderful recipes below that I have come across in my search for the perfect one. All these recipes make a great cup of steaming hot delightful bliss! There are ingredients galore in all these recipes: sprinkles, cake mix, liqueur, marshmallows, peppermint, cinnamon, nutmeg, cherry, berries, almonds, hazelnuts, gingerbread, red velvet, eggnog, sea salt, coconut, Oreo cookies, as well as recipes from many countries, and of many colors!
So without further ado – check out all these great recipes here!
This is absolutely straight-up pure hot velvet – the French way! No store-bought packets here in this recipe – this is a complete cup of pure heaven!
Photo: Well Plated by Erin
This white hot concoction has a creamy zing to it! The peppermint makes this drink something to be sipped and remembered!
This is a wonderful concoction that includes Amaretto liqueur, almonds and whipped cream! This is pure pleasure in a cup!
This recipe is a decadent, thick gorgeous treat! Pure indulgence!
Photo: Knead to Eat
One of the things I absolutely love is Dulce de Leche – so you can imagine how excited I was to find this recipe! This is just pure delight!
Photo: Happy Foods Tube
This recipe actually contains sea salt! Sipping this you can be transported all the way to a cozy little cafe in Iceland!
Photo: Savory Tooth
This creamy hot treat is absolutely full of tasty, crunchy, crushed Oreo cookies.
Photo: Sprinkle Some Sugar
This is a healthier version with coconut milk, honey and spices, with a coconut milk whipped cream. A great combination with gingerbread.
Photo: Frugal Mom Eh
This is a dark concoction with whipped cream, sugar cookies and marshmallows. It is made with sweetened condensed milk, and is just a cup of pure sweetness!
Photo: Halfbaked Harvest
This is a cupful of your favorite campfire treat! Full of marshmallows and graham crackers.
Photo: Domestically Blissful
This is a gorgeous hazelnut hot delight featuring the Nutella we all love, complete with hazelnuts sprinkled on top.
This recipe is a delicious creamy burst of peppermint.
Photo: The Gracious Wife
This recipe has cherry juice and a cherry on top! For a very interesting and tasty flavor combination.
Photo: Tastes of Lizzy T
This is just like drinking a pumpkin pie!
Photo: Tidy Mom
This recipe which is suitable for Vegans or those of you who just don’t want cow’s milk, contains coconut milk. The coconut milk makes into a lovely creamy hot treat.
Photo: The Vegan 8
This one is definately for the adults! But you could take out the alcohol for anyone who can’t or shouldn’t have it!
It is spicy and hot, and also completely Vegan.
Photo: Diary of an e Sloth
Unicorn Hot Chocolate from Imperial Sugar
This one is jumping on that unicorn fad, and makes a pretty colorful decadent hot creamy drink. You will be sure to impress those you serve this to!
Photo: Imperial Sugar
This is a pinky white creamy sizzling treat!
Photo: Baking Mischief
This recipe is basically ice cream and hot delight! The ice cream melts into heated mixture for a pretty dynamic taste!
Recipe: Sugar Hero
Velvety smooth and red with sweetened whipped cream. A sweet unique twist.
Photo: Annie’s Noms
This delightful treat has cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla and is topped with cinnamon sugar whipped cream.
Photo: Lemon Tree Dwelling
This white hot delight has eggnog and nutmeg. Perfect for the holidays!
Photo: In Katrina’s Kitchen
Oh I know quite a few people who would love this! This is pure naughtiness, but tasty too!
Photo: Afternoon Espresso
This is rich, smooth, absolute gourmet bliss!
Photo: Jade Louise Designs/Busy Creating Memories
Get some of your 5-a-day with this hot delicious mix! The chocolate and berry mix go so well together and create a gorgeous flavored concoction.
Photo: Little Sugar Snaps
This recipe includes Vanilla Bailey’s Irish Cream. The base drink without the alcohol is tasty enough to leave out the alcohol if you wish to. (Consider making your own Irish Cream to stir into this!)
Photo: Celebrating Sweets
A treat for any Harry Potter fan – and anyone fan or not! This is a great twist on the Butterbeer of J.K. Rowling’s creation!
This is creamy, rich and amazing, complete with ice cream added to the hot sizzling mix. The hot and cold mix will zing your senses!
Photo: Bitz n Giggles
This matcha honey mix is full of creamy herby tasting goodness.
Photo: How Sweet Eats
This is stocked full of white cake mix and funfetti sprinkles. A very sweet treat!
Photo: Homemade Ginger
Hope you are able to enjoy all, our most of these delicious hot concoctions! Not only are these all fun to make, everyone you serve them to will love them!