Hot chocolate is a must for the freezing holiday season. But instead of pulling out the Hershey’s Cocoa from the shelf, add a new twist to this beloved beverage by making recipes that call for Nutella, peanut butter, coconut milk and cayenne pepper. Here are out favorite hot chocolate ideas!
1. Mexican Hot Chocolate
A small pinch of cayenne pepper is the secret ingredient to spice up this beverage. Also, swap the vanilla extract for almond extract. This is one of the best hot chocolate ideas! Check out the recipe here.
2. Freakshake Hot Chocolate
During the holidays, you are expected to overindulge yourself with food and dessert, and this drink in particular will be worth your while. You can use cocktail sticks and straws to put mini donuts, chocolate truffles, and bite-sized brownie pieces in this extremely delicious hot chocolate.
Check out the recipe here.
3. Frozen Hot Chocolate
If you get sick of sipping on hot beverages, make frozen hot chocolate to switch things up. Oh, and you only need three ingredients and a minute of your time to make it. This is one of our favorite hot chocolate ideas! Check out the recipe here.
4. Peanut Butter Frozen Hot Chocolate
If you cannot get enough of the frozen hot chocolate, you can add creamy peanut butter and garnish it with fudge, mini Reese’s peanut butter cups, and peanut butter whipped cream. Yup, you read the last part correctly. Check out the recipe here.
5. Peppermint White Hot Chocolate
Peppermint is the ultimate winter flavor and one sip of this hot chocolate will transport you to a winter wonderland. This beverage is made using white chocolate chips but if you miss the regular milk chocolate, top your hot chocolate with mini chocolate chips. Check out the recipe here.
6. Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate
There are two kinds of dupes you can find on Pinterest: beauty dupes and Starbucks beverage dupes. Avoid the holiday rush and instead, make this mouthwatering beverage at home. And this recipe only takes less than ten minutes to make, which is much less time than you will spend in line. Check out the recipe here.
7. Mint Hot Chocolate
Dunkin offers mint hot chocolate during the winter months, but instead of traveling through snow and ice, make this delicious hot chocolate at home. For a dairy free version, you can make this hot chocolate using coconut or almond milk. Check out the recipe here.
8. Nutella Hot Chocolate
Nothing is more divine than hazelnut paired with chocolate. And if you are an extremely lazy person, you will love this drink because it calls for only 2 ingredients: milk and Nutella. But you can obviously always jazz it up with whipped cream and marshmallows. Also, if you need an extra buzz in the morning, you can add a shot of espresso as well. Check out the recipe here.
9. Parisian Hot Chocolate with Raspberry Whipped Cream
You will feel like you have transported into a cozy cafe in the heart of Paris by drinking this rich and creamy hot chocolate. Also, despite its gourmet taste, the raspberry whipped cream is actually very simple to make. Check out the recipe here.
10. Coconut Milk Hot Chocolate
If you are searching for a dairy free alternative, look no further. Swap milk with unsweetened coconut milk for a creamier yet lighter taste. Sprinkle the top with cinnamon, or if you want your hot chocolate to taste like an Almond Joy, sprinkle the top with chocolate syrup, chocolate chips, toasted coconut, and sliced almonds. Check out the recipe here.