National Cocoa Day officially falls on December 13th. Each year, people celebrate this day by enjoying their favorite hot chocolate recipes. But don’t settle for traditional hot chocolate today! There are so many recipes to try, so mix it up and enjoy these scrumptious chocolate recipes with family and friends. You might just find that you’ll never drink instant cocoa again!
- Candy Cane Hot Chocolate
If you love the taste of peppermint, then this hot chocolate recipe is made for you! Combine peppermint herbal tea, crushed candy canes, and chocolate to make a refreshing cup of holiday cheer!
- Mexican Hot Chocolate
This creamy recipe is a staple for the holidays. If you’ve never had Mexican hot chocolate, know that it is smooth, delicious, and just a tad spicy. The key to this classic recipe is to throw a pinch of cayenne or chili powder into your hot chocolate. But don’t be alarmed! This is simply done to heighten the cocoa flavors. A cup of this hot chocolate will warm you up in no time!
- Double Chocolate Hot Chocolate
If you’re a chocolate connoisseur, then you must try this double chocolate hot chocolate recipe! Mix bittersweet chocolate and milk chocolate for a deliciously sinful cup of warmth. Enjoy a cup with your significant other, as this recipe serves 2. You could even mix in two tablespoons of whiskey to add a kick to your drink.
- Coconut Tres Leches Hot Chocolate
Tres leches is a traditional Mexican cake recipe that includes three types of milk: evaporated milk, condensed milk, and heavy cream. The combination creates a heavenly sweet taste. This hot chocolate recipe calls for coconut milk, fat-free milk, and sweetened condensed milk. This recipe makes five servings, but considering how tasty it is, you may have to make more!
- White Hot Chocolate
This simple recipe can be made in just 15 minutes and uses just 3 ingredients! Making hot chocolate from scratch couldn’t be easier! If you don’t want to dedicate a lot of time in the kitchen, give this decadent white-hot chocolate recipe a try. Stir milk, vanilla extract, and chopped white chocolate together and you’re all set. Of course, hot chocolate wouldn’t be complete without marshmallows!
- Sugar Cookie Hot Chocolate
If you have a sweet tooth and love sugar cookies, then this recipe is a must! This super sweet hot chocolate is creamy and oh so divine! Children are sure to love it. And with whipped cream, marshmallows, sugar cookies, and coarse sugar as a topping, a cup of this will undoubtedly lift your spirits!