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29+ Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipes To Warm You Up

So many delicious ways to enjoy hot chocolate recipes to warm up with when it’s chilly… which one will you choose first?

When the weather starts going cold, you will always find my mug is filled with a hot drink. On the chilly winter nights, it’s always going to be hot chocolate.

I love trying out the many delicious hot chocolates, and I have so many favorites that I want to share with you!

If you are a chocolate lover, you will love this list! If you’re a lover of liquid chocolate goodness or something a little less traditional like hot chocolate truffles, we have a little bit of everything here, perfect to warm you right up.

Insanely Delicious Hot Chocolate Recipes

You’re going to love all of these delicious ways to create the best cup of hot chocolate!

Slow Cooker Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Salted caramel and chocolate are two flavors that when combined are just heavenly! Super easy to make in the slow cooker and perfect to warm you up on those chilly winter nights.

Get the recipe here: Slow Cooker Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Magical Melting Unicorn Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate and unicorns? Yes, please! The kids (and yes, adults too) will love this Magical Melting Unicorn Hot Chocolate.

Get the recipe here: Magical Melting Unicorn Hot Chocolate

Blue Mermaid Hot Chocolate

This Blue Mermaid Hot Chocolate is hard to resist and is sure to be a hit with all ages! Imagine serving up this extra-special version of this hot drink.

Get the recipe here: Blue Mermaid Hot Chocolate

Salted Caramel Ginger Hot Cocoa

Enjoy this easy and delicious Salted Caramel Ginger Hot Cocoa will make your holiday season even better.

Get the recipe here: Salted Caramel Ginger Hot Cocoa

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Matcha Hot Chocolate

Matcha is meant to be paired with something sweet so it works beautifully with creamy white hot chocolate.

Get the recipe here: Matcha Hot Chocolate 

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Decadent Vegan Peppermint Hot Chocolate

This chocolate + mint hot chocolate is truly as decadent as it sounds!

Get the recipe here: Decadent Vegan Peppermint Hot Chocolate 

Geranium and Orange Hot Chocolate

If you are looking for a totally different flavor of hot chocolate, you must try this unique hot chocolate recipe.

Get the recipe here: Geranium and Orange Hot Chocolate 

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Delicious Hot Pumpkin Cocoa

This delightful recipe is perfect for fall, with a touch of pumpkin flavoring.

Get the recipe here: Delicious Hot Pumpkin Cocoa

Hot Chocolate Mix and Mini-Marshmallows

Hot Chocolate Mix and Mini-Marshmallows

This hot chocolate mix is super easy to pull together.  And, what’s more, you’ll find the recipe for the homemade marshmallows too!

Get the recipe here: Hot Chocolate Mix and Mini-Marshmallows

Hot Cocoa Inspired By The Santa Clause

Hot Cocoa Inspired By The Santa Clause

This hot cocoa is inspired by a scene in The Santa Clause and is delicious! Perfect to enjoy while watching Christmas movies.

Get the recipe here: Hot Cocoa Inspired By The Santa Clause

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Healing Tahini Hot Chocolate

This healing tahini hot chocolate is loaded with turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, tahini,  and cocoa. Its also Gluten-free, vegan, and paleo.

Get the recipe here: Healing Tahini Hot Chocolate

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Frothy Golden Milk Hot Chocolate

This nourishing drink has all of the goodness of immune-boosting Golden Milk plus the creamy, chocolaty sweetness of the old-time classic hot chocolate.

Get the recipe here: Frothy Golden Milk Hot Chocolate

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The Ultimate Hot Chocolate

This thick, rich, chocolatey cocoa is going to be your new best friend this winter, trust me!

Get the recipe here: The Ultimate Hot Chocolate 

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Conversation Hearts Strawberry Hot Chocolate

Looking to steal the heart of your little valentine with a special treat this Valentine’s Day? Then you must try this conversation hearts strawberry hot chocolate.

Get the recipe here: Conversation Hearts Strawberry Hot Chocolate 

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Cacao Turmeric Maca Hot Chocolate

This superfood Cacao Turmeric Maca Hot Chocolate is one delicious HEALTHY drink. but still smooth and incredibly creamy.

Get the recipe here: Cacao Turmeric Maca Hot Chocolate

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Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

Luxurious and rich, and topped with a dollop of whipped cream it makes the perfect holiday treat.

Get the recipe here: Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

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Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

Creamy peanut butter hot chocolate is the perfect winter treat. Enjoy a blend of cocoa, peanut butter, maple syrup, and whipped cream.

Get the recipe here: Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate 

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Pumpkin Reishi Hot Chocolate

This pumpkin Reishi hot chocolate recipe is packed full of healthy ingredients and superfoods, like raw cacao powder, cacao butter, cinnamon, Reishi mushrooms, and of course pumpkin!

Get the recipe here: Pumpkin Reishi Hot Chocolate

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Best Ever Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe

This Mexican hot chocolate contains REAL melted chocolate with cinnamon and spices!

Get the recipe here: Best Ever Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe

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Pink Velvet Hot Chocolate

A cup of pink velvet hot chocolate makes the perfect treat for a chilly winter night.

Get the recipe here: Pink Velvet Hot Chocolate

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Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

This Vegan Gingerbread Hot Chocolate is full of Christmas spice. It’s is the perfect warming drink for the holidays!

Get the recipe here: Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

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Homemade Hazelnut Vanilla Hot Cocoa

A perfectly nutty and comforting drink to enjoy on a cold day, easy to make and enjoyed by the whole family.

Get the recipe here: Homemade Hazelnut Vanilla Hot Cocoa

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Vegan Red Wine Hot Chocolate

It does seem like a slightly strange combination, but if you follow the recipe, you may just end up being pleasantly surprised!

Get the recipe here: Vegan Red Wine Hot Chocolate

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Homemade Rocky Road Gourmet Hot Chocolate

If you get hold of some TruMoo® Chocolate Marshmallow Milk, then definitely try making this delicious rocky road gourmet hot chocolate.

Get the recipe here: Homemade Rocky Road Gourmet Hot Chocolate

Incredibly Healthy Hot Chocolate...With Spices

Incredibly Healthy Hot Chocolate…With Spices

This healthy version of herbal hot cocoa mix combines Ginger, Cinnamon, Cayenne, and Nutmeg along with Dutch-processed cocoa.

Get the recipe here: Incredibly Healthy Hot Chocolate…With Spices

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Baileys Thick Italian Hot Chocolate

Baileys lovers rejoice! This thick Italian hot chocolate is creamy, made with real chocolate and Baileys Irish Cream.

Get the recipe here: Baileys Thick Italian Hot Chocolate

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White Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

Get the recipe here: White Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

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Slow Cooker Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Super easy and so richly delicious, this slow cooker salted caramel hot chocolate recipe has limited prep and fuss.

Get the recipe here: Slow Cooker Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

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Keto Hot Chocolate

Chocolatey creaminess in a rich, velvety smooth and KETO hot chocolate.

Get the recipe here: Keto Hot Chocolate

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Hot Chocolate Whipped Cream

Homemade Hot Chocolate Whipped Cream Recipe is delicious on its own, but even better piped into a cup of hot chocolate.

Get the recipe here: Hot Chocolate Whipped Cream

Hot Chocolate Treats

Try these delicious hot chocolate recipes that you can eat!

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Spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

Get the recipe here: Spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies 

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Hot Chocolate Truffle Balls

Get the recipe here: Hot Chocolate Truffle Balls

Hot Chocolate Brownie Pudding

Decadent and delicious, this ooey, gooey chocolate brownie pudding is every chocolate lover’s dream come true! An outer brownie shell hides a rich chocolate pudding underneath!

Get the recipe here: Hot Chocolate Brownie Pudding

Final Thoughts

There you have it, my friend! These delicious cocoa recipes will be a hit with everyone!

Once you make your own homemade hot chocolate, you will never want to go back to the premixed versions.

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Vickie Louise is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of A Crazy Family. She is a stay at home mom of a little boy with a big personality. After having her son, she realized how important it is for moms to take care of themselves, physically and mentally. Vickie believes in the power of using social media and her online presence for good and is thrilled to provide you with a space to celebrate all that is awesome (and a little crazy) in the world.