18 Delectable Recipes for Hot Chocolate and Homemade Hot Cocoa Mixes

18 Delectable Recipes for Hot Chocolate and Homemade Hot Cocoa Mixes

I absolutely adore hot chocolate and hot cocoa! During the winter months I have it on a weekly basis and it always makes me so happy! There’s something about rich hot chocolate and hot cocoa that comforts your body and soul. With the holiday season in full swing I know that many families like to drink hot chocolate or hot cocoa for their celebrations so I decided to put together an epic collection of 18 delectable recipes for hot chocolate and hot cocoa mixes for all of you to enjoy!


I asked some of my wonderful blogging friends to share their special recipes and they graciously agreed. I also had to include one of my favorite recipes for spicy superfoods hot chocolate that includes turmeric and some other healing spices! All of these recipes are based on whole foods and don’t have any fake ingredients that are not good for your health. To get the recipes please click on each title of the recipe you want to try and you can visit my blogging friends site to get their unique recipes and story of how they created their hot chocolate and hot cocoa mixes.


Feel free to indulge and enjoy these fabulous recipes and share them with your family and friends! There are recipes for everyone to cherish and I also included three hot chocolate/cocoa mixes that make great gifts for all the foodies in your life! I hope that these mouth-watering recipes will warm your tummies and bring joy to your hearts! Enjoy!!



18 Delectable Recipes for Hot Chocolate and Homemade Hot Cocoa Mixes

18 Delectable Recipes for Hot Chocolate and Homemade Hot Cocoa Mixes


Peppermint White Hot Chocolate from Delicious Obsessions


Spiced Hot Chocolate with Vanilla Whipped Cream from The Organic Kitchen


Classic Simple Hot Chocolate from Nourishing Simplicity


Persian Spiced Dark Hot Chocolate from How We Flourish


Superfoods Spicy Hot Chocolate from A Harmony Healing


Herbal Hot Chocolate from Homespun Seasonal Living


Delicious Paleo Hot Chocolate from Oh Snap Let’s Eat


Creamy Mayan Hot Chocolate from Learning and Yearning


Dairy Free Hot Cocoa from Au Naturale Nutrition


Honey-Sweetened Hot Chocolate from Red and Honey


Mint and Coconut Hot Chocolate (Dairy-Free) from Yummy Inspirations


Quick Fix Dark Hot Chocolate Shots from Raia’s Recipes


Peppermint Hot Cocoa from Nourishing Simplicity


How to make a Mocha Hot Chocolate (Coffee and Chocolate) from Richly Rooted


3 Naturally Sweetened Hot Cocoa Recipes from the Humbled Homemaker


Bonus Hot Chocolate Recipe

Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate from Tessa Domestic Diva


DIY Hot Chocolate and Hot Cocoa Mixes


Easy Hot Chocolate Mix from Family Gone Healthy


Double Hot Cocoa Mix-Dairy Free from The Nourishing Gourmet and Nourishing Simplicity


Homemade Instant Hot Chocolate Mix from Don’t Waste The Crumbs



What’s some of your favorite ways to enjoy hot chocolate? Do you like it with whipped cream, marshmallows, chocolate shavings, cinnamon or something else? Please contribute to the conversation by leaving a comment below.


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  1. We LOVE hot cocoa in this house! The variations are fun to play with! Great round up! We have a cocoa recipe we adore….and I feel pretty good about giving it to my kids too with some surprising things snuck in!! Thanks Shelly!

  2. Is there a difference between hot chocolate and hot cocoa, or is that just a keyword thing? Either way, you’ve put me in the mood for some.
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  3. Hello Shelley! I to love a good cup of hot cocoa!!! I was truly excited the very first click!! Are you kidding me “”Peppermint White Hot Chocolate from Delicious Obsessions”” I cannot wait to share this one on New Years!! Yum Yum!!

    I also love Recipe: Easy Hot Chocolate Mix! To bad I didn’t come across this last week, this would have made some Awesome Gifts HUH?

    Awesome Share! Thanks & Happy New Year My Friend!!
    Chery :))
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  4. I think of hot chocolate as my ‘happiness in a mug’ and really enjoyed these different and wonderful recipes. Although I don’t have it often, my all time favorite version is to use full-fat raw organic milk with both chocolate and cocoa, low sugar, and bit of vanilla, topped with real whipped cream….mmm-mmm!
    I’ll be sharing your post on my blog. Thanks for this fun holiday post!
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  5. Thanks for the great collection. I think I would want to start with the herbal hot chocolate- choose the mint . All of them sound great. Good for the winter.
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  6. Thanks for the recipes. Our daughter absolutely loves hot chocolate. Unfortunately, she prefers Starbucks to all others. We could have used this post on Christmas morning. 🙂 We will definitely try a couple of these to recipes. Happy New Year.

  7. Hi Shelley ,
    reading your post took me back into my childhood.
    My mother used to make hot chocolate from scratch, will real milk that still had the cream settle on the top. She cooked it on the stove and it took a while but the result was yummy.

    Thank for sharing the varieties of hot chocolates.
    Love and Light
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  8. How delightful!! My dad loves hot choc… he drinks it pretty much every day… I will be sharing these recipes with him. Thank you for putting them together Shelley!
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  9. Hi Shelley. What a great collection. I love hot chocolate, and since we are experiencing temps in the teens, this would be a great time to whip some up. Thanks for sharing these recipes.

    All the best,
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  10. This was right on time. As I just finished with some homemade chocolate. You ideas are amazing and it will benefit me and my taste buds.

    I did not see vanilla chai on this list. That is a chocolate and tea mix with cinnamon, nutmeg. Now, this is something I can drink each day.

    Nice post and I will return.
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  11. Yum :). Your recipe for the superfoods spicy hot chocolate sounds amazing! I’ve only made a VERY basic hot chocolate with rice milk and raw cacao powder. That’s it. The rice milk is sweet enough that nothing else is needed. I think coconut milk would be yummy (and creamier) as well.
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  12. And now I can’t wait to try these recipes.
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  13. These sound VERY yummy. My favourite hot chocolate drink has marshmallows on top. I think the most important thing about hot chocolate, is that it’s REALLY hot! Have you noticed when you have hot chocolate at a cafe, it’s often just lukewarm? Much nicer when we make it at home!
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