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17 Ideas for Cozy Homemade Hot Chocolate

Warm up from the inside out with a delicious cup of homemade hot chocolate. It's the perfect antidote to cold weather.


Hot Chocolates

Photo by Meredith

Your Basic Hot Chocolate

Whip up these classics with cocoa powder, sugar, milk, plus one or two secret ingredients you probably have in your pantry right now.


Creamy Hot Cocoa

Creamy Hot Cocoa | Photo by Angela

Hot and Spicy

A little extra kick from a pinch of chili powder or cayenne gives these hot chocolate recipes a warmth that keeps on warming.


Rich Spiced Hot Chocolate

Rich Spiced Hot Chocolate | Photo by Buckwheat Queen

Hot Chocolate for Grown-Ups

Save these for those nights when you want to slip a little something extra in your hot chocolate to mellow the mood.


Hot Scotch Cocoa

Hot Scotch Cocoa | Photo by mauigirl

Make Mine a Mocha

This hot chocolate will warm you up and give you a jolt of caffeine to keep you on your toes.


Chocolate Coffee Kiss

Chocolate Coffee Kiss | Photo by DIZ

Instant Gratification

Store the dry ingredients in a jar and just add hot water when you're ready, and you'll have hot chocolate at a moment's notice. Jars of cocoa mix make perfect wintertime gifts, too.


Hot Cocoa Mix

Hot Cocoa Mix | Photo by CountryGirlGourmet

Did You Know?

"Food of the gods" is also the literal translation of chocolate's scientific name: Theobroma cacao. Unsweetened chocolate lives up to the translation of its Aztec name, xocolatl, which means "bitter water."


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