6 Hot Chocolate Recipes for Chilly Winter Nights

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There’s nothing like a cozy mug of rich, hot chocolate on a chilly winter evening. Below, we’ve rounded up six of our favorite hot chocolate recipes for you to try this season, from a traditional mix to Mayan hot cocoa.

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Traditional Hot Chocolate

If you’re wondering how to make a basic (but tasty) mug of hot chocolate, we recommend starting with this traditional recipe from Bon Appetit. It’s as simple to make as it is delicious (and that’s saying a lot, because this is some pretty darn good cocoa.)

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Next on our list of hot chocolate recipes is this peppermint hot chocolate recipe. Peppermint is a traditional seasonal spice, and it gives a classic cup of hot cocoa some festive flare. This recipe is as simple as it gets. If you decorate your Christmas tree with candy canes, snag a few off the tree and try out this delicious recipe tonight.

Vegan Hot Chocolate

Vegan hot chocolate lovers, rejoice! You don’t have to forgo hot chocolate. This vegan hot chocolate recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie will impress even the non-vegan cocoa drinkers in your life. It features just five ingredients. Plus, it’s also gluten-free, so it’s a great option for those with dietary restrictions.

Kit Kat Hot Chocolate

Are you a fan of Kit Kats? Then you’ll love this hot chocolate recipe, which pretty much tastes like melted Kit Kats in a mug. For candy lovers, it doesn’t get any better than this one.

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

A sweet and salty option is this recipe for salted caramel cocoa. It’s decadent and dreamy with Dulce de Leche and marshmallow toppings. We can’t think of a better winter treat!

Mayan Hot Cocoa

Are you a fan of spicy-sweet treats? Then you’ll love this Mayan hot coca recipe. With a kick from cayenne and cinnamon, it’s anything but boring, and oh-so-delicious.