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3 Holiday Hot Chocolate Recipes 

By Bella Bucchiotti

When winter rolls around, it is time for warm beverages. And what’s better than hot chocolate on a cold winter’s night? But we, of course, aren’t talking about your run of the mill hot chocolate. That’s right – we’ve upped the hot chocolate game for you. Now is the time to brush up on hot chocolate recipes. These three hot chocolate recipes are so easy to make! Plus, they will look great in your favorite mug. Whether you snuggle by the fireplace or by the tree with your hot chocolate, the only question to be answered is which hot chocolate is your favorite?

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Caramel Hot Chocolate

This hot chocolate recipe will satisfy all your cravings for sweet treats.  Don’t scrimp on the toppings because they make this beverage look spectacular.

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups milk
  • 1/2 Cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/4 Cup caramel sauce

Toppings:

  • Caramel sauce
  • Whipping cream

Directions

First, heat milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Once the milk is warm, stir in chocolate chips and caramel. Then, whisk until the chocolate has melted. Finally, top with whipped cream and caramel sauce.

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Double the Chocolate Hot Chocolate 

Double the chocolate means double the taste – and double the fun, of course! We are quite certain that this is the super chocolate version that Buddy the Elf has each day at the North Pole.

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups milk
  • 1 Cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Toppings:

  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Whipping cream

Directions

First, heat milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Once milk is warm, stir in chocolate chips, and whisk until chocolate has melted. Then, just top with whipped cream and mini chocolate chips. 

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Peppermint White Chocolate Hot Chocolate

Now, if you are one who believes looks matter, then we have the hot chocolate for you… This is certainly the prettiest hot chocolate on the block! Don’t hide this drink in a ceramic mug because this one needs to be shown off in a glass mug. It has the prettiest pink punch!

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups milk
  • 1/2 Cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 Tsp. peppermint extract
  • Pink food coloring

Toppings:

  • Peppermint marshmallows (or plain)
  • Whipping cream

Directions

First, heat milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Once milk is warm, stir in chocolate chips, and whisk until chocolate has melted. Then, add a small amount of pink food coloring (start with 1 drop and go from there). Add peppermint, and stir to combine and put in serving cups. Finally, top with whipped cream and marshmallows.

In Closing

Importantly, we highly recommend you taste test these while cozied up by the fire and/or the tree while watching your favorite holiday movie. Once you do so, please do let us know your favorite!

One more thing: don’t forget about the 2016 Color-Coded holiday gift guides and giveaways! The red installment went live yesterday, while the pink installment will go live this afternoon. So, stay tuned…

14 comments

  1. vidya says:

    I loved chocolate. Look so nice and yummy recipe. Loved it. will try this soon.

    1. Carrie says:

      Great! We hope you like it.

  2. Merritt Beck says:

    These all look amazing, I will definitely be whipping these up this holiday season!
    xx, Merritt
    The Style Scribe

    1. Carrie says:

      Aren’t they delicious looking? So good!

  3. Joseyphina says:

    Thanks for sharing the recipe! Looks so creamy! And I love your blog!

  4. Ellen says:

    Made the peppermint white hot chocolate after reading your recipe! (Well, my boyfriend made it for me because he’s the best). It was delish!

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