Get ready to make the BEST Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipes with these twist on a classic!
Hot Chocolate is much better when made homemade instead of a packet of hot chocolate mix…you know that, right? These Hot Chocolate Recipes will help you make the best hot chocolate!
Each of these recipes that are shared today uses simple ingredients to make the best hot chocolate in a variety of different versions from strawberry hot chocolate to traditional hot cocoa mix, whichever you choose will surely warm you up on a cold day.
Let’s talk about Hot Chocolate Mixes:
If you prefer to use a mix for your hot chocolate try this Easy Hot Chocolate Mix.
It combines Powdered Sugar, Instant Dry Milk, Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, and Granulated Sugar into a wonderful ready-to-serve mix that you can use just as you would something like Swiss Miss, only this version is homemade!
This mix can be made in advance and stored in an airtight container for up to 3 months. It’s the perfect treat to give as a gift during the holidays too.
What milk should you use for the best Hot Chocolate?
A variety of milk options can be used just as you would with coffee; however, remember that just as I mentioned in this Mocha Recipe, the milk will directly enhance the flavor and consistency of the hot chocolate.
- Oat Milk
- Coconut Milk
- Almond Milk
- Soy Milk
- Cow’s Milk
- Heavy Cream
- Hot Water
Each of these is an option when making hot chocolate, heavy cream can be used to make it even creamier, and hot water can be used if you would like to opt for a low-calorie alternative.
Hot Chocolate Toppings:
Hot Chocolate can be topped with a variety of toppings or served with cookies such as gingerbread cookies.
More fun ways to top hot chocolate:
- Peppermint Candy Spoons
- Peppermint Candies
- Whipped Cream
- Chocolate Shavings
- Dash of Cinnamon
- Pinch of Salt (Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate)
- Mini Marshmallows
- Homemade Marshmallows
Each of these makes for a great addition to your warm hot chocolate.
Tips for Making Hot Chocolate:
These recipes include a variety such as making hot chocolate in your Ninja Foodi or Slow Cooker. This is a great option for a big batch of hot chocolate, like for a hot chocolate bar.
Then, there is also the option of whipped hot chocolate too. Whipped Hot Chocolate combines heavy whipping cream with dry hot chocolate mix and then whips it into a whipped cream and it’s served right on top of warm milk. This provides a wonderful texture to the hot chocolate.
Other options are Grinch Hot Chocolate or even Strawberry Hot Chocolate. Next time, get creative and choose your favorite to try!
Now that you have this great list of recipes, be sure to make some cozy drinks for your next holiday movie night!