Top 5 Hot Chocolate Recipes

…and Hot Cocoa Coffee table Recipe Books!

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As the chilly winter days draw near and Christmas cheer is in the air, there is nothing more comforting than a steaming mug of hot chocolate. From rich and luxurious recipes to light and flavorful ones, hot chocolate is the perfect way to capture the winter and Christmas spirit. Whether you are looking for something special or just want to warm up with a delicious cup of cocoa, these hot chocolate recipes are sure to bring a smile to your face and make you feel all festive and cozy.

Hot Cocoa Recipes & Books

I keep this book on display in my kitchen during Christmas time! The cover and inside images are stunning and comforting during the Winter season.

Homemade Hot Chocolate by Celebrating Sweets

Yummy recipe that uses two chocolates, cocoa power and chocolate chips for the ultimate chocolatey taste. Top the hot chocolate with salted caramel sauce, mini-marshmallows or peppermint shavings for the Christmas feel.

Swap oat milk for regular milk for creamy dairy free hot cocoa!

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate by 4 Sons ‘R’ Us

This red velvet hot chocolate recipe is the perfect treat to celebrate Christmas with. This beautiful red hot cocoa recipe is full of white chocolate and creamy goodness that will make you want to stay up all night to spot Santa Clause!

I can’t resist red at Christmas! This recipe is so fun to sip by the Christmas tree.

Dairy Free Hot Chocolate by Simply Quinoa

Coconut butter makes this hot chocolate so creamy without any dairy. I have made nearly every recipe from Alyssa at Simply Quinoa, who posts vegan and gluten-free recipes. Enjoy this healthy-for-you hot cocoa over the holidays!

No substitutions necessary with this recipe! Super healthy and no sugar!

Everyone loves a steaming mug of hot cocoa! With this fantastic collection of 120 Hot Chocolate Recipes from home and around the globe, you're sure to find a recipe to warm you inside and out.

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate by Baking Mischief

Salted caramel sauce stirred in a rich and creamy hot chocolate is close to Christmas morning bliss. You can even substitute half of the milk for coffee or add an espresso to the finished salted caramel hot chocolate for a morning boost.

This recipe is an indulgent treat for me. Top with Christmas sprinkles to complete the look!

Whipped Hot Chocolate by Savory Experiments

This recipe is so easy to make! Whisk together hot chocolate mix and heavy cream, then pour the whipped hot chocolate over warmed chocolate milk.  She suggests topping with chocolate sprinkles, chocolate shavings, mini chocolate chips and crushed candy pieces. Yum!

This recipe is so much fun to drink and I love putting a peppermint stick inside this whipped hot cocoa!

The cover art on this book is absolutely stunning and I just purchased this book to keep out at Christmas time.

Pair a hot chocolate with a walk outside as the snow falls around you or ensconce yourself on the couch with a mug in your hand and a Countdown to Christmas Hallmark Channel Christmas Movie on the television.

Enjoy the Christmas season with these hot chocolate recipes!

…and spot a variety of hot chocolates in the Countdown to Christmas Movies!

We Hallmark Fans love our classic red truck with a Christmas Tree in the bed of the truck. This mug is perfect for morning coffee time at Christmas!