Warm up from the inside out with a delicious cup of homemade hot chocolate. It’s the perfect antidote to cold weather.
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.
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
- Easy Mexican Hot Chocolate
- Hot Chocolate–South American Style
- White-Hot Hot Chocolate
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.
Make Mine a Mocha
This hot chocolate will warm you up and give you a jolt of caffeine to keep you on your toes.
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.
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.”
Find more recipes for rich, delicious hot chocolate.