20 Delicious Hot Cocoa Recipes

How to make velvety hot cocoa with these creamy hot cocoa recipes that you’ll love to enjoy as a family.  These rich hot cocoa recipes include hot cocoa mix, bars, cookies, cocoa in a jar, DIY coco cups for a hot coco bar, and even homemade gift ideas.

Delicious Hot Cocoa Recipes

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Hot Cocoa Recipe

Cinnamon Roll Hot Chocolate

1.  Cinnamon Roll Hot Chocolate ~ Spice up your favorite hot cocoa mix with cinnamon, powdered sugar and vanilla for a delicious cinnamon roll flavor!

Red Velvet Hot Cocoa

2.  Red Velvet Hot Cocoa ~ Skim milk and bittersweet chocolate are some of the ingredients used to make this delicious cocoa! 

Skinny Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

3.  Skinny Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate ~ Not all hot chocolate recipes are loaded with calories.  Learn how to make a “skinny” salted caramel hot chocolate using skim milk, sugar free caramel topping and sweetener.

Sugar-Free Hot Cocoa

4.  Sugar-Free Hot Cocoa ~ You won’t ruin your New Year’s resolutions of weightloss if you indulge in a cup of this hot cocoa because it’s sugar-free!  {{smiling}}  Made with coconut milk, unsweetened cocoa and vanilla pods.

Vegan Coconut Cocoa

5.  Vegan Coconut Cocoa ~ Only two ingredients needed to make this hot cocoa, vegan chocolate chips and coconut milk.

Homemade White Hot Chocolate

6.  Homemade White Hot Chocolate ~ This delicious beverage is every bit as delicious as it’s sister, regular hot chocolate, but it’s fun to mix it up once in a while. Plus, it’s so pretty. And you can even use regular milk for this one instead of cream so it’s not THAT bad for. {wink}

Conversation Heart Hot Cocoa

7.  Conversation Heart Hot Cocoa ~ Here is a clever way to make Valentines Day themed hot cocoa for your loved ones! An easy and yummy drink to make using this recipe and tutorial! You could even whip some up for your Valentines Day party!

Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

8.  Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix ~ Make your own powdered hot cocoa mix. Tastes great and you control the ingredients and amount of sugar. Perfect to give as gift or make it for yourself to enjoy.

Pumpkin Spice Hot Cocoa Mix

9.  Pumpkin Spice Hot Cocoa Mix ~ This semi-homemade cocoa mix is a great holiday treat for the neighbors. Add some spices and deluxe ingredients to powdered cocoa mix, attach the free printable, and you are good to go. I love how she wraps a leaf around the jar – too cute!

Hot Cocoa Bar

Hot Cocoa Bar {Party Food}

10.  Hot Cocoa Bar {Party Food} ~ Hot Cocoa is a holiday tradition in and of itself.  This festive winter treat is even more fun for a party when you have a hot cocoa bar.  Amanda has great ideas for decorations and hot cocoa mix ins for your holiday party, like M&Ms, chocolate chips, toffee bits and more.  It will be the perfect addition to your holiday get-togethers.

Hot Chocolate Station {valentine's day}

11.  Hot Chocolate Station {valentine’s day} ~ This post features a great idea for Valentine’s Day or any other holiday party! A hot chocolate station! Who doesn’t love a warm mug of this stuff?! Use this post as inspiration to make your own hot chocolate station this holiday season!

Hot Cocoa in a Jar

12.  Mocha Cocoa {Edible Gift} ~ Give the gift of chocolate with this simple to make edible gift in a jar. Simply layer the ingredients and write the instructions on a tag. This is a great gift to give to warm the soul, from the inside out.

Chocolate Mix in a Jar

13.  Peppermint Stick Cocoa ~ Give the gift of chocolate with this simple to make edible gift in a jar. Simply layer the ingredients and write the instructions on a tag. This is a great gift to give to warm the soul, from the inside out.

Sweetness in a Jar

14.  Sweetness in a Jar ~ There’s nothing like coming in from the freezing outdoors and wrapping your hands around a cup of hot chocolate.  Give the gift of warmth with this great hot cocoa mix in a jar.    

Hot Cocoa Gift Ideas

Heart Hot Cocoa on a Stick Valentine {Valentine Edible Gifts}

15.  Heart Hot Cocoa on a Stick Valentine {Valentine Edible Gifts} ~ If your looking for a clever Valentine to give your friends or family members this is it! This heart shaped hot cocoa is so cute, and on these cold wintery days this will make for a yummy warm drink to enjoy! Make a batch with the included recipe and tutorial!

How to Make Hot Chocolate Spoons

16.  How to Make Hot Chocolate Spoons ~ A fun and easy Valentine- Hot Chocolatey spoons! With some disposable (or compostable spoons) and Wilton candy melts you can create a fun Valentine that kids (or adults) can use to sweeten their hot chocolate (or for the adults – their coffee). Finish them off with a sweet stamp (for the wooden spoons) and you are ready to celebrate.

Hot Cocoa Cups

Hot Chocolate Cozy

17.  Hot Chocolate Cozy ~ Deborah, of Party Patisserie, offers a step-by step tutorial for you so that you can make little hands more comfortable while they enjoy their hot cocoa! Perfect when caroling, ice skating, and (of course) sipping cocoa by the fire.

Monogram Mug DIY

18.  Monogram Mug DIY ~ These monogramed mugs are perfection! Using this tutorial they can also be a frugal gift! Great for the whole family to help out in the making and then in the giving to friends and family!

Hot Cocoa Printables

DIY Hot Cocoa and Marshmallow Labels {Homemade Printable Gift Ideas}

19.  DIY Hot Cocoa and Marshmallow Labels {Homemade Printable Gift Ideas} ~ Here’s a step-by-step tutorial for making your very own hot cocoa mix and marshmallows! Recipes and photos show exactly how it’s done, plus we have printable labels to help package it all up into a great looking gift—perfect for neighbors, coworkers, and your holiday party hostess.

Hazelnut Hot Cocoa with Printable Tag

20.  Hazelnut Hot Cocoa with Printable Tag – ~ Baby it’s cold outside!  Warm up with this hot treat.  Perfect quick gift for teachers, friends, neighbors, co-workers and coaches.  The list is endless.


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