101 Hot Chocolate Recipes for Winter

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If you’re in the market for new hot chocolate recipes for winter, you have most definitely come to the right place. I’ve trawled the internet to find the tastiest, easiest, and best recipes – and I’m bringing you 101 of them.

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101 Hot Chocolate Recipes for Winter

Once upon a time, hot chocolate was used as a remedy for various medical ailments rather than a drink to enjoy in front of a raging fire, in the cold winter months. Nowadays, however, the hot beverage has taken on a life of its own, with more variations and twists on the classic drink than ever before.

1: Nutella Hot Chocolate

By Real Life at Home

Hot chocolate made with Nutella is a game-changer, in my opinion. As soon as I tried the hot drink with the hazelnut spread, my life was changed, and I knew I’d never be able to love a ‘regular’ hot chocolate the same again.

Thankfully, this one tastes just as good with cheap Nutella alternatives; otherwise, it might become a bit of an expensive habit. (Especially at the rate my family goes through the stuff!)

2: Hot Chocolate on a Stick

By Snappy Gourmet

If you want to infuse some fun into your hot chocolate, this might just be the way to do it – and it’s child-friendly! (Just make sure the milk isn’t too hot, of course!)

You’ll need to prepare these in advance to allowing for cooling time, so make sure you factor that in.

3: Mexican Hot Chocolate

By The Lemon Bowl

Ancient Aztec civilisations were said to be a big fan of a nice cup of hot chocolate, consuming a cocoa-based drink that was called xocōlātl. This was around 1400 AD, and since then, the drink has travelled from Mexico, far and wide.

And now that we’ve got the little hot chocolate history lesson out of the way, it’s time to enjoy a nice hot cup of Mexican hot chocolate!

4: ButterBeer Hot Chocolate

By Imperial Sugar

Based on the fictional Harry Potter ButterBeer drink, this delightful butterscotch hot chocolate will curb your sweet tooth for a moment as well as warm you up from the inside out on those cold winter nights.

5: Vanilla Mocha Hot Cocoa

By Half Baked Harvest

It’s chocolate, it’s vanilla, and it’s mocha-coffee…

Technically, this could just be the most perfect hot chocolate in the world. (I’m saying that mostly for the caffeine factor, to be honest.)

If you like the hot chocolate with a hint of coffee, or just can’t decide between the two, why not mix them both?

6: Pink Velvet Hot Chocolate

By Living Better Together

It’s hot chocolate, but pink. And who doesn’t love a pink drink?

You don’t need to dig deep and head to your local pricey barista coffee shop for a cup of something expensive looking. You can achieve exactly the same drinks from the comfort of your own home. You just need the right tools – and you’ve probably already got some or all of them in your kitchen!

7: Caramac Hot Chocolate

By Delish

I always thought that hot chocolate and hot cocoa were the same thing, but according to experts, they are actually different. Hot cocoa is made with chocolate-flavoured milk and is sometimes called drinking chocolate. Hot chocolate, on the other hand, is actual chocolate and milk, rather than powder or syrup. It essentially uses a bar of chocolate (or similar) instead.

Hotel Chocolat’s The Velvetiser, for example, would make “proper” hot chocolate. The device uses chocolate flakes with milk (or substitute), mixing and heating at the same time, to give you a rich and luxurious hot chocolate drink.

8: Marshmallow Hot Chocolate

By Oh Bite It

How do you feel about marshmallow hot chocolate? And I’m not talking about marshmallows on the top; I’m talking about actual hot chocolate made with marshmallows in it? Well, you have the opportunity to give it a try with this interesting-sounding recipe. I haven’t tried it yet, but I’ll let you know what I think when I do!

9: Deluxe Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows

By BBC Good Food

What’s better than a warming hot chocolate at the end of a hard day? A deluxe hot chocolate with marshmallows, of course. But what makes it deluxe? Well, you’ll need to take a look at the recipe for that. Clickity-click!

10: Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

By Baking Mischief

Sugar was only added to hot chocolate, making it what we know today, at some point in the 16th Century, but it had already undergone massive changes several times before that point. The hot chocolate that we drink today is very unlike the original hot cocoa or hot chocolate drink that existed in the beginning of its history.

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Recipes for Winter

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11: Salted Caramel White Hot Chocolate

By Delish

It’s only fair that I present you with a recipe for salted caramel white hot chocolate as well as regular milk chocolate. Which one do you prefer – milk, dark, or white chocolate? Does the same preference apply to hot chocolate or drinking chocolate?

I love dark chocolate, personally, but I always have milk chocolate hot chocolate. Is that weird?

12: Key Lime Pie Hot Chocolate

By Num’s the Word

It’s hot chocolate, but not like you’ve seen it before. How do you feel about key lime pie hot chocolate? I like chocolate-lime sweets, so I’m probably going to like this one, right? I’ll come back and let you know as soon as I’ve tried it!

13: Thick and Creamy Hot Chocolate

By Living Sweet Moments

Believe it or not, right up until the 1800s, doctors were prescribing hot cocoa and hot chocolate as a medicinal remedy for many health conditions. To be fair, when it tastes as creamy and delightful as this one, it probably could cure many ailments.

14: Peppermint Hot Chocolate

By Love from the Oven

To make things super easy, you should remember this rule: the thicker the (cow’s) milk, the better the hot chocolate will end up. That’s the theory, anyway. Super creamy hot chocolate recipes call for semi-skimmed or full-fat milk (or thicker), which is generally known as half-and-half or heavy cream in the US.

15: Vegan Chai Hot Chocolate

By BBC Good Food

India has a version of hot chocolate that will definitely spice up those cold winter nights. It starts with a hot chocolate base, before other spices and flavours are added. These include spicy peppercorns, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, cardamon, and plenty more. This recipe has a few of those flavours, but you shouldn’t be afraid to experiment a little, to find something that you really like.

16: Acorn Spice Hot Cocoa

By Delish

A taste of autumn, in a glass. It’s exactly what you’d want when the wind is biting cold, the rain is freezing, and you’d rather spend the day in bed than leave the house.

17: Milky Way Hot Chocolate

By Num’s the Word

Milky Way is one of my favourite chocolate bars, so I was instantly interested when I saw this delightful sounding recipe. I guess you could use any sort of chocolate bar you liked, though. Snickers, Mars, the possibilities are endless.

18: Blackberry Hot Chocolate

By Little Sugar Snaps

And for when you want a little something healthier in your hot chocolate, you could opt for fruit. The blackberry addition to this hot chocolate gives it a tasty twang along with a little extra sweetness. The two flavours complement each other spectacularly.

19: Triple Chocolate Hot Chocolate

By BBC Good Food

I like my hot chocolate to be creamy and smooth, but that isn’t the case in all places around the world. There is a traditional drink in Mexico, called champurrado. It’s a fairly simple hot chocolate recipe, but it has what can only be described as a thick and lumpy texture. An ingredient is added deliberately to make this happen – a tortilla flour called masa harina.

But anyway, let’s get back to the smooth stuff.

20: Brownie Batter Hot Cocoa

By Oh Bite It

A hot chocolate drink that tastes like a brownie dessert? Yes, you can sign me up for that immediately. If not sooner. My mind instantly wants to imagine all the different desserts you could turn into a hot chocolate-based drink. What would you make first?

Delicious Hot Chocolate Recipes for Winter

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21: Salted Caramel S’mores Hot Chocolate

By Fresh Mommy Blog

Do you deserve a delicious hot chocolate with s’more? Much s’more? Why not check out this salted caramel s’mores hot chocolate? I’ll stop with the really bad puns if you do. (I’m lying; I won’t.)

22: Reese’s Hot Chocolate

By Delish.com

This hot chocolate tastes better than fistful of Reese’s pieces, and that’s because it’s literally made of Reese’s pieces. You can make hot chocolate from virtually any kind of candy/sweet these days. What would you put in yours?

23: Italian Hot Chocolate

By The Stay at Home Chef

In Italy, hot chocolate is called cioccolata calda and it’s a little different from what we drink here in the UK. The recipe is fairly similar to the one that the French use, but they add a little something extra to help thicken things up and make it even more creamy and rich: cornstarch. Who’d have thought it?!

24: Brazilian Hot Chocolate

By Olivia’s Cuisine

We’ve had Mexican hot chocolate; now it’s time for the Brazilian version, which features a very special ingredient: sweetened condensed milk! Described as thick, rich and creamy, it’s definitely one you’ll have to try for yourself. (I bet you love it!)

25: Chocolate Raspberry Hot Cocoa

By Mama Likes To Cook

No fruit goes better with chocolate than raspberries, and that’s why you’ve got to try this easy milk chocolate and raspberry hot cocoa recipe. This would be a great way to use up any frozen raspberries (or other berries) you have in your freezer. And, even better, you’ll be getting one of your five a day, if you add fresh fruit!

26: Raspberry White Hot Chocolate

By Anns Entitled Life

In just five minutes, you could be sat on the couch, TV on, film ready to play, and a cup of fruity, hot, and chocolately hot chocolate in your hand. I’d never considered putting raspberry and white chocolate together in a hot drink, but I tried it for myself and can confirm that it’s utterly delightful. It was so good, I made it every night for a week. (Then I moved on to the next flavour to try.)

27: Strawberry White Hot Chocolate

By A Latte Food

Not interested in raspberry? How about strawberry instead? Sweet, fruity, and an excellent combination – this is one to add to your recipe collection, that’s for sure.

28: Keto Hot Chocolate Recipe

By Delish

I can’t create a list of hot chocolate recipes for winter without adding a keto-friendly recipe to the list, can I? Actually, there’s a few of them on the list. Have you spotted them all yet?

29: Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

By Cincy Shopper

It’s peppermint hot chocolate but using white chocolate instead of milk chocolate or dark chocolate. For some reason, white chocolate and peppermint work really well together, especially during the festive period. That’s what I think, anyway. How about you?

White Hot Chocolate Recipes for Winter

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30: Unicorn Hot Chocolate

By Magical Mess

I predict that this recipe will go down well with the kids – both big kids and little kids alike. Sometimes, we just want something to drink that looks like a unicorn. This recipe will provide you with exactly what you’re looking for.

31: Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

By Sweet and Savory Meals

It tastes as good as cake because the great flavour was inspired by cake! Red velvet is one of my favourites, so I was super keen to try this one. I can confirm that it tastes absolutely amazing and is definitely worthy of you giving it a try!

32: Easter Egg Hot Chocolate

By BBC Good Food

This hot chocolate recipe uses up any leftover easter eggs. There are never any easter eggs leftover in my house, so you all have much more will power than me and my crew. But if you do find yourself with bits of leftover choccy egg, this hot chocolate recipe shows you exactly what you can do with them.

33: Caramelised Cinnamon Hot Chocolate

By The Stay at Home Chef

For some reason, when I first came across this recipe, I thought it said: caramelized onion hot chocolate. I’m glad to report that there are no onions in any of the hot chocolate recipes for winter I’ve added to this list. I’m shuddering at the thought of it! Can you imagine?

34: Cookies and Cream Hot Chocolate

By Sprinkle Some Sugar

Different places around the world have their own version of hot chocolate, some of which I’ve featured in this list of hot chocolate recipes for winter. Hot chocolate from Mayan civilisations and cultures traditionally contained quick the spicy kick, with a little chili added in. In case you weren’t interested in something with a kick, however, how does cookies and cream hot chocolate sound instead?

35: Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

By Happy Foods Tube

I’ve never been a fan of peanut butter, but I really do enjoy a cup of this peanut butter hot chocolate, complete with squirty cream, marshmallows, and a handful of chocolate peanuts. That’s not weird at all, right? Do you add peanuts to your hot chocolate? If not, why not? 

36: Coconut Hot Chocolate

By BBC Good Food

Coconut is a flavour that most people would associate with summer, but it works well as a winter warmer in this coconut hot chocolate recipe. It just goes to show what magic you can create when you get a little inventive!

37: Toasted Coconut Hot Chocolate

By Old Salt Farm

If you were to travel back in time to World War One (not that you’d want to, of course), you’d see that soldiers were given lots of hot chocolate by the YMCA. Even back then, it was seen as a winter warmer that could almost give a sense of comfort.

38: Homemade Hot Chocolate

By Cookie Named Desire

If you were to travel to France for a hot chocolate, you’d likely notice that your drink is thicker, richer and much more luxurious than hot chocolate drinks from other parts of the world. There’s a reason for that: the French demand their hot chocolate drinks be made with 70% cocoa (at least). Now that’s a demand I can get behind!

39: Lavender Hot Chocolate

By Buzznet

Do you need a nice hot chocolate to help you fall asleep at night? This lavender-infused hot beverage will definitely help you out with that! Not only will it help you to fall asleep, with its relaxing properties, but it also smells and tastes bloomin’ delightful!

40: Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

By Happy Foods Tube  

Back in seventeenth century England, there were such as a thing as chocolate houses, which is where people used to go for chocolate and hot chocolate drinks. It’s a little bit like the early version of Costa coffee, but for chocolate instead of coffee!

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate Recipes for Winter

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41: Hot Chocolate Milkshake

By BBC Good Food

In case you were wondering, there is such a day as National Hot Chocolate Day. It is usually celebrated on 31st January. It’s coming up soon, so it’s probably a good idea to get your recipes in order now!

42: Frozen Hot Chocolate

By Olivia’s Cuisine

Can you believe that frozen hot chocolate is a real thing? I had to read the recipe a couple of times, just to make sure. Is that technically a chocolate slushie? Do I love or hate that idea? I’m really not sure. It sure does sound like something I want to try, though!

43: Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate

By Pics and Pastries

If you really wanted to try something new and adventurous, you could always travel to Colombia, where your hot chocolate drink might have something quite unexpected in it. Cubes of cheese are often added to the chocolate drink there, alongside honey and other flavours and spices. These include cloves, honey, and cinnamon, amongst others. Alternatively, take a peek at this pumpkin spice white hot chocolate, for something a little more familiar and unsurprising!

44: Spiced Almond Hot Chocolate

By Sweet & Savory

One of the many awesome things about this hot chocolate with a twist, is that the recipe calls for almond milk rather than cow’s milk. That’s right, the lactose and dairy-free lot shouldn’t have to miss out on these rich chocolatey winter warming drinks!

Almond Hot Chocolate Recipes For Winter

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45: Black Forest Hot Chocolate

By Cookie Named Desire

If you needed an excuse to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, you should know that cocoa has been associated with brain health. Studies have shown that eating or drinking cocoa boosts brain power and overall brain health!

46: Creamy Dulce de Leche

By Happy Foods Tube

Here’s a really interesting hot chocolate fact for you: Studies performed by Cornell University showed that drinking hot chocolate could reduce your chances of getting heart disease. If you were to compare a cup of hot chocolate with a glass of wine or a cup of tea, the chocolate drink would contain a higher level of antioxidants.

47: Creamy Coconut Hot Chocolate

By Half Baked Harvest

These days, hot chocolate, hot cocoa, cocoa powder, and drinking chocolate are used interchangeably, but if you want to get really specific about things, there are differences that set them apart. Hot cocoa is made with cocoa powder and milk or water, but hot chocolate is made by melting actual chocolate with milk.

READ MORE: Are Hot Chocolate and Cocoa Powder the Same?

48: Orange Hot Chocolate

By Sweet & Savory

Orange and chocolate make such a great combination, especially in hot chocolate form. For the Terry’s Chocolate Orange lovers in the house, this one is guaranteed to go down a treat!

49: Low-Carb Hot Chocolate

By Olivia’s Cuisine

As well as being low-carb, this delicious hot chocolate is also sugar-free, but you’d never have guessed it. This recipe allows you to enjoy all the luxury of a winter-warming hot chocolate, but without all the carbs and sugar. Winning all around, I’d say. Wouldn’t you?

50: Coconut Milk Hot Chocolate

By Num’s the Word

When hot chocolate first became popular in Europe, in the 17th century, it was different to how we know it today. Back then, it was very expensive. Because of that, it was often mixed with a bunch of other ingredients. This includes ambergris, musk, vanilla, amber, and fresh jasmine flowers, according to one old recipe.

51: Salted Honey Hot Chocolate

By Little Sugar Snaps

If the benefits of hot chocolate weren’t good enough, the benefits of honey might just persuade you to give this tasty winter treat a try. It is rich in antioxidants, has links to improved heart health, can provide relief for several gastric-related conditions, helps to balance out cholesterol levels, and much more besides!

52: Biscoff Hot Chocolate

By Delish

Biscoff is all the rage right now, and it’s hardly any wonder. It is delicious! If you want to liven up – and sweeten up – your regular hot chocolate, this recipe is the right way to do it.

53: Earl Grey Hot Chocolate

By Oh, How Civilized

Not sure whether you’re in the mood for a creamy hot chocolate or a spot of afternoon tea? Why not combine the two, with this Earl Grey hot chocolate recipe that honestly sounds too good to pass up!

54: Creamy Almond White Hot Chocolate

By Savory Experiments

White chocolate and almonds work together so well, and this creamy hot chocolate winter drink really does sound delightful. With a few simple ingredients a couple of clever tweaks, your hot chocolate could go from boring to lush real quick!

55: Candy Cane Hot Chocolate with Popping Candy

By Little Sugar Snaps

You can add a wide range of different ingredients to help thicken up a hot chocolate and make it richer and creamier. Adding marshmallows that slowly melt, for example, will add some texture. You could also add popping candy, too! It’ll definitely add a little something different to your drink.

Candy Cane Hot Chocolate Recipes for Winter

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56: Pumpkin Spiced Hot Chocolate

By Olivia’s Cuisine

Described as “fall in a cup” (that’s autumn to you British folks), drinking this will be a hug from the inside – and on a cold autumn or winter night, that’s everything we’re hoping for, right? Imagine coming home and having a nice cup of this after a hard day at work. Sigh… sounds like bliss.

57: Hojicha Hot Chocolate

By Oh, How Civilized

In case you didn’t know, Hojicha is a type of Japanese roasted tea. It is often described as having a nut-like flavour, which makes it the perfect accompaniment for chocolate in a hot chocolate recipe. That’s my opinion, anyway!

58: Vampire Blood White Hot Chocolate

By Imperial Sugar

If you’re in the market for a warming hot chocolate recipe that you can whip out on Halloween night, this one is definitely going to tick all the right boxes! Spooky looking and delicious, I bet this one goes down a right treat!

59: Starbucks Hot Chocolate Copycat

By Midget Momma

If you’re a sucker for a Starbucks hot chocolate (who isn’t?!), this recipe is going to fill your heart with great joy. The delicious taste of a Starbucks drink, at a fraction of the price? Sign me up for that!

60: Vegan Pumpkin Tumeric Hot Chocolate

By Healthy Delish

With lots of nutritious ingredients that are packed with anti-inflammatory properties, amongst others, this tasty and filling drink is going to be just the thing you’ll want to pick up after a super hard day.

61: Coconut and Caramel Hot Chocolate

By Kitchen Meets Girl

Turn your high-calorie hot chocolate into a guilt-free treat with this coconut and caramel hot chocolate recipe, which leaves regular milk behind and replaces it with coconut milk. A couple of special ingredients helps to thicken the drink and make it super creamy… but you’ll need to click on the link to find out what they are!

62: Oreo Hot Chocolate

By Wonky Wonderful

If, like me, you love Oreos, you’re going to very much enjoy this Oreo hot chocolate, made with – as you might have guessed – Oreo cookies! Here’s a great tip, too: this is a great way to use up those couple-of-day-old biscuits that you’d otherwise throw out!

63: Star Wars Inspired Yoda Hot Chocolate

By Midget Momma

For the Star Wars lovers out there, how does Yoda hot chocolate sound? Of course, you could always switch the theme a little if Star Wars isn’t up your street. You could make it Christmas-themed, or St. Patrick’s Day-themed, or any other theme that is associated with the colour green!

64: Matcha Hot Chocolate

By Oh, How Civilized

The green drink, Matcha works great when paired with something sugary and sweet, so it makes the perfect pairing for your winter evening hot chocolate! Add some marshmallows and a sprinkle of cocoa to the top and I bet everyone will want a cup!

65: Peppermint Malted Hot Chocolate

By Kitchen Meets Girl

You’ve probably already guessed by the name, but this one mixes in a little of those malted drinks (think: Ovaltine or Horlicks) for a really creamy bedtime drink that the whole family can enjoy.

66: White Truffle Hot Chocolate

By Wonky Wonderful

If you were wondering what to do with all those leftover truffle chocolates that everyone seems to give out for Christmas, this hot chocolate recipe will come in super handy! It takes just a couple of minutes and it’s just as easy to make a single cup as it is an entire saucepan full.

67: Horchata Mexican Hot Chocolate

By Port and Fin

Made with a plant-based milk substitute (horchata), this spiced, dairy-free hot chocolate is warming, but you can also serve it cold. It tastes just as lush served over ice as it does steaming hot!

68: Superfood Hot Chocolate with Honey Caramelised Brioche

By Half Baked Harvest

As well as adding different thickening agents (such as marshmallows), you can also add a wide range of flavours, including many of the syrups and flavour additions you’d add to coffee. It pays to be experimental. You never know, you might find a new favourite!

New Hot Chocolate Recipes for Winter

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69: Grinch Hot Chocolate

By My Heavenly Recipes

Sometimes you just need to bring out your inner Grinch. What better way to do it than with this green, festive-inspired winter warming hot chocolate recipe?!

70: Pumpkin Pie Hot Chocolate

By Kitchen Meets Girl

If you needed a way to use up all of that delicious pumpkin flesh that you scooped out for your Halloween decorations, this is a great way to do it! It’s delicious, and flavoured with autumn spices, and super-quick to make in the microwave!

71: Salted Caramel Espresso Hot Cocoa

By Half Baked Harvest

Sometimes you just need your hot chocolate with an extra caffeinated kick. For those times, why not chug down this salted caramel espresso hot cocoa, which gives you the best of both hot drink worlds!

72: Banana Hot Chocolate

By Port and Fin

I’m not personally the biggest fan of bananas, so I’ll be giving this one a pass. My mother tried it, though. She said it’s delicious, and quite an interesting take on regular hot chocolate. Banana and chocolate do go together quite well, after all.

73: Sugar Cookie Hot Chocolate

By Half Baked Harvest

Christmas should be made up of all things sugar and spice and nice. With this sugar cookie hot chocolate recipe, you’ll definitely be on your way to making it happen.

74: Orange and Spice Hot Cocoa

By The Simple Veganista

Quick, easy, tasty, and a slight change on what you’re already making. The simplest of tweaks can make the world of difference to a hot winter beverage, and a little bit of spice plus a little touch of orange really transforms this everyday drink into something else.

This recipe is even vegan-friendly!

75: Belgian Hot Chocolate

By Busy Creating Memories

Sometimes you just need some proper Belgian chocolate. This hot chocolate recipe will come in super handy for those times because it’s made from – you might have guessed it – Belgian chocolate!

76: Cinnamon and Cardamon Spiced Hot Chocolate

By The Homestead Garden

Make your winter warmer drink even warmer with the addition of cinnamon and cardamon, giving you a chai-spiced hot chocolate to snuggle up warm with.

77: White Chocolate Cotton Candy Hot Chocolate

By Operation $40K

This one will take you 5 or 10 minutes to prepare, plus 5 to 10 minutes of boiling-slash-cooking time, but it will be well worth the small wait. Creamy, sweet, and pretty darn cute to look at, too. It’s ticking all the boxes for me, how about you?

78: White Chocolate and Basil Hot Chocolate

By Home Spun Seasonal Living

You’ll actually find a few different chocolate and herb combinations in this herbal hot chocolate recipe, each with its own benefits and properties. You’d be surprised just how many different homegrown herbs go hand-in-hand with the sweet beverage.

79: Hot Fudge Sundae Hot Chocolate

By Sweet Recipeas

It’s a hot drink and a dessert in one, so you can sign me right up to this tasty little treat. I’ll be topping mine off with the full works, too – whipped cream, sauce, nuts, everything else I can get my hands on. We might as well go all-out, right?

80: Vegan and Gluten-Free Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

By A Saucy Kitchen

You can actually use water instead of milk for your hot chocolate beverages, and a number of plant-based milk substitutes, too. Don’t be afraid to try out oat milk, almond milk, soy milk, or any of the others. You might need to play around a bit with how much of the other ingredients you add, such as cocoa or sugar, but you can turn basically every milk (or milk-like base) into a thick and creamy winter warmer.

Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipes for Winter

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81: Strawberry Milk Hot Chocolate

By Hodge Podge Hippie

I’ve never thought about making hot chocolate with actual flavoured milk, but it does make sense when you think about it. And strawberry and chocolate go together really well. This one’s a winner in my eyes, but what about yours?

82: Chocolate Cherry Hot Cocoa

By A Cultivated Nest

Do you like your chocolate with a little bit of cherry? This cocoa drink will be right up your street, then. The cherry on the top is optional, of course. (It does look good, though!)

83: Oat Milk Hot Chocolate

By MOON and spoon and yum

If you prefer your winter drinks to be made from oat milk rather than cow’s milk, this recipe has got you covered. You’ll need just four ingredients and a few minutes to make it, and it’s suitable for both vegans and vegetarians!

84: Circus Animal Hot Chocolate

By Sweet Recipeas

Christmas does always end up turning into a right circus, so hot chocolate recipes for winter like this one are actually rather apt. At least you’ll be drinking something nice and sweet as chaos descends around you.

85: Sugar Cookie White Hot Chocolate

By Say Grace

I’ve featured a milk chocolate version of this winter warming drink, so it’s only fair that I share the white chocolate version as well. Which one do you prefer? Dark? Milk? White? All of them, all nicely blended and mixed into one delicious and creamy drink?

86: Malted Milk Hot Chocolate

By Kitchn

Sometimes, mixing in a little something extra can make the world of difference to your hot chocolate recipes for winter. As well as malted milk hot chocolate, this link also features a few other cheeky little additions you could consider.

87: Hot Chocolate Float

By Crazy for Crust

Hot chocolate and ice cream… It might not be a combination you’d immediately think of, but I sure can’t think of anything better right now, can you? Also, grownup tip: you can add an extra little boozy something to yours after the kids have gone to bed.

88: Miso Paste Hot Chocolate

By Kitchn

Nothing gives your drink a kick quite like miso paste. This one might not be everyone’s cup of tea (or cup of hot chocolate), but I know one person who will probably really love this one. I’ll give it a try and report back!

89: Banana Nut Protein Hot Chocolate

By Moon and Spoon and Yum

Not just delicious, this hot chocolate recipe is also packed with protein, easy to make, and is free of the following: nuts, soya, dairy, and gluten. There’s no added sugar, and it’s suitable for vegetarians!

Protein Hot Chocolate Recipes for Winter

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90: Blue Mermaid Hot Chocolate

By Finding Zest

The kids are going to absolutely love this blue hot chocolate drink, which has ‘mermaid’ in the name, but could also adopt several other themes or names. Switch the blue colour and mermaid’s tails for fish for a more unisex appeal.

91: Cookie Butter White Choc Hot Chocolate


If you’re on the lookout for a tasty treat that the whole family can enjoy at the end of a long day, this is the one for you. It’s decadent, and warming, and just the thing for snuggling up on the couch with. Now, where did I put those cookies?

92: Coconut Milk Peppermint Hot Chocolate

By A Saucy Kitchen

Yes, I’ve already featured one or two different peppermint hot chocolate recipes for winter in this list, but this one is different because it is made with coconut milk. I’ve never considered putting coconut milk and peppermint together, but I’m eager to give it a try now.

93: Chestnut Hot Chocolate

By Foodal

Everyone always talks about “toasting chestnuts over an open fire” during the festive period, but have you actually ever done that? I don’t think I have. I do intend on buying some chestnuts so I can recreate this chestnut hot chocolate recipe in my own kitchen, though. What do you think? Will you give this one a try?

94: Oatmeal Cookie Hot Chocolate

By Sweet Recipeas

Oatmeal is usually associated with breakfast, but with this oatmeal cookie hot chocolate recipe, you can have oatmeal any time of the day or night. And you’ll want to!

95: Chocolate Rose Cardamon Moon Milk

By Moon and Spoon and Yum

Described as dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, and refined sugar-free, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this drink would also be fun-free – but it’s not! Quick to make and with a silky-smooth finish, the drinkers of this beverage won’t even realise just how healthy it is when they’re drinking it.

96: Funfetti Birthday Cake White Hot Chocolate

By The Suburban Soapbox

Who says you can’t enjoy a tasty hot chocolate instead of birthday cake on your birthday? It’s your birthday and you can eat pretty much whatever you want to! Or drink whatever you want, of course. And, for my next birthday, I fully intend on making this!

97: Peruvian Hot Chocolate Infused with Cinnamon and Allspice

By Eat At Our Table

This hot chocolate recipe for winter sounds super fancy, don’t you think? This Peru-inspired drink is usually enjoyed during the hotter months of the year, but there’s nothing stopping you from using this as your evening winter warmer. I certainly intend to.

98: Cacao Turmeric Hot Chocolate

By Natalie’s Health

If you wanted a hot chocolate that is packed with antioxidants, offers various immune system-boosting properties, and tastes so good that the entire family is going to love it, this is most definitely a recipe to look at.

99: Cereal Milk White Hot Chocolate

By Sweet ReciPEAs

If you’ve ever wondered what interesting things you could do with the sweet, cereal-flavoured milk that is left in the bottom of the bowl, look no further! You can make hot chocolate with it, and what a sweet treat it is, too!

100: Dark Chocolate and Maca Root Hot Chocolate

By Homespun Seasonal Living

Maca root is said to have so many beneficial properties, it’s no wonder that people are trying to incorporate more of it into their daily diet. This dark chocolate and maca root hot chocolate will make that a lot easier, with a great taste and creamy texture that I think you’re going to love.

Dark Hot Chocolate Recipes for Winter

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101: Vegan Hot Cacao with Cardamon and Tahini

By MOON and spoon and yum

It’s nourishing, it’s tasty, and it’s warming and comforting – just a few reasons why this hot cacao drink should be on your list of ones to try this winter. Tahini is rich in protein, and the cacao is said to be heart healthy. What more could you ask for?

By Buzzy Kitchen

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