Spoiler Alert: Chocolate lovers, unite! Heat your milk, grab your heavy cream or half and half. Grab your best cocoa powder, melted chocolate, or chocolate bars! We’re making real hot chocolate here! Drinking chocolate, sipping chocolate, and hot chocolate recipes to make you want to slobber just a bit… I’ve found some deliciously decadent drinking chocolates for you! There’s nothing quite like wrapping your chilled hands around a big mug of hot sipping or drinking chocolate! There’s no “chocolate flavored” anything here. It’s all the real deal – dark chocolate, milk chocolate, chocolate chips, chocolate chunks, name your chocolate!
The Magic of Cold Winter Weather Combined With Hot Decadent Chocolate
Winter is a time of year filled with magic and sparkle. The holidays are in full swing, bringing family and friends together. Now that the weather is cooling down, there’s nothing I love more than cozying up on the couch with the fams to watch some fantastic TV, have a movie night or a family game night.
And what goes best with all that?
Hot chocolate! But, is there a difference between hot chocolate, drinking chocolate, sipping chocolate, and hot cocoa? Yep, actually there is!
What Is Drinking Chocolate or Sipping Chocolate?
Technically speaking, hot cocoa and hot chocolate are two very different beverages. Hot cocoa comes from a powder, while hot chocolate is (technically speaking) what many call “drinking chocolate” or “sipping chocolate,” made from chopped bits of chocolate or small chocolate pellets that are melted slowly and painstakingly, then blended with milk, cream, or water.https://www.thespruceeats.com/hot-cocoa-vs-drinking-chocolate-3971361
Drinking Chocolates Are Not New
Humans have been loving hot chocolate, in all its variations, for centuries!
As long ago as 500 B.C., the Mayan people were gathering, roasting, and grinding the fruits from cocoa pods, steeping the grindings in water, and mixing the drink with chili peppers before pouring it back and forth from a cup to a pot until a thick foam developed.https://delishably.com/beverages/Hot-Chocolate-Around-the-World-How-All-of-Us-Enjoy-Our-Cocoa
Here, I’ve pulled together some amazing sipping chocolate, hot chocolate, and drinking chocolate recipes. And I’ve found it all – from peppermint mocha to Mexican hot chocolate! If your looking to give your favorite warm beverage a new bit of zIp – you’ll find it here!
Hot Chocolate Round Up
Valentine’s Hot Cocoa is a fun twist on your basic cocoa recipe. Instead of using milk chocolate, you use white chocolate chips and pink candy melts! This makes an all-pink drink that will make any heart melt with joy during these cold winter months ahead.
Keto Hot Chocolate
I'm not going to lie, this is seriously delicious cocoa! It's rich and decadent with just enough
sweetness. The slight saltiness of it brings out all the flavors. This warm
treat will make you feel like royalty!
How To Make Whipped Hot Chocolate
Whipped hot chocolate is the ultimate indulgence. This sweet and creamy drink can be made warm or iced with just four ingredients! You don't have to wait for your favorite snow day
to enjoy this drink, whip it up anytime!
Creamy Hot Chocolate Recipe
Warm up this winter with this deliciously decadent Creamy Hot Chocolate Recipe! Just add water and a few more easy ingredients to enjoy the delightful chocolatey taste. This is the
perfect easy beverage for a cold night.
Valentine's Day Drinks: Pink Hot Cocoa Recipe
With just 5 simple ingredients, you will have this treat ready in time to get warm and cozy while you cuddle up with your
sweetie on Valentine’s Day or any day!
Slow Cooker Andes Mint Hot Chocolate
This Slow Cooker Mint Hot Chocolate is the perfect winter warm-up! With its creamy and chocolatey
goodness, you can enjoy a hot mug anytime. It will be comforting no matter how
bad of weather we have outside in these chilly months.
White Hot Chocolate
This White Hot Chocolate is the perfect way to warm up on a cold day. It's easy and quick, with only
four ingredients! Plus you can throw in any add-ins that your heart desires for
an extra twist of flavor like peppermint sticks, cinnamon sticks, and more!
Sugar Plum Hot Chocolate
This Sugar Plum Hot Chocolate is the perfect beverage for your kid-friendly holiday party. There's nothing better than
getting together with friends and family and celebrating with a delicious
Instant Pot Hot Chocolate
This Instant Pot Hot Chocolate recipe is easy to make, creamy, and chocolaty. It can be made in just 15 minutes which is perfect for a cozy night at home with friends or family!
White Hot Chocolate - Made with OREO Creme Filling!
The rich creme filling of an Oreo cookie is what makes this beverage so special. With this hot drink, you will have that same mouth-watering Oreo cream taste in a hot form that will warm your soul.
Polar Bear Hot Chocolate
Making hot chocolate just isn’t the same without marshmallows to top it off. So, this winter you can
make your favorite drink more fun by adding some polar bear-shaped marshmallows
for an extra special treat! The kids are sure going to love them!
Creamy And Flavorful Mexican Hot Chocolate
Whether you're looking for a zesty Mexican twist on your favorite winter drink or crave something
completely new, this recipe will be sure to satisfy you. The warm flavors of
cinnamon and chili powder add an extra layer of spice that's hard to resist!
3 Minute Candy Bar Hot Chocolate Recipe
3 minutes to an easy, delicious hot chocolate? Sign me up! This recipe couldn’t be easier
or tastier and you can use your favorite candy bar for the perfect flavor.
Slow Cooker Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate
This is the perfect sweet and salty treat to warm up after a cold day. Made with creamy peanut butter, it tastes just like you are drinking a warm Reese’s peanut butter cup!
Elsa White Hot Chocolate
Now you can be a royal too with this Elsa Hot Chocolate! This warm and cozy drink is fit for any
princess, not to mention it's easy on your taste buds as well.
Crock pot White Hot Chocolate Recipe
This crockpot white hot chocolate recipe is perfect to serve to a crowd at parties, holidays, and more. You can easily keep your creamy drink warm in your slow cooker so you can enjoy it all night long.
Milky Way Hot Chocolate Recipe
Milky Way Hot Chocolate will put a smile on your face and warm your heart on any winter day. There is nothing better than warming up with something sweet!
Crock pot Hot Chocolate Recipe
One of the best things to do during the fall and winter seasons is to make hot chocolate. It's a great
way to warm up on those cool evenings! You can make this Crock Pot Hot
Chocolate in advance and have it ready in no time.
This Easy Peppermint Hot Cocoa Recipe is Perfectly Pink!
This easy and perfect hot cocoa recipe is like having a warm hug in the form of delicious, minty goodness. This drink will have you feeling cozy and satisfied with its rich chocolate flavor that's
complemented by just enough peppermint for your taste buds to enjoy!
Peppermint Mocha Hot Chocolate Recipe
If you love peppermint in your hot chocolate you are definitely going to enjoy this warm and tasty Peppermint Mocha Hot Chocolate recipe and it couldn't be easier to make!
There’s just something about cup of hot chocolate. If a drink could be a warm hug by the fire, drinking chocolate would be that warm hug.
Each of these recipes is perfect for warming up after a day in the snow or even just a cold, drizzly, rain. If you have a chill in your bones, drinking chocolate, or sipping chocolate, is a perfectly decadent treat to warm you up.
I bet you can even get those tweens and teens to pick a hot chocolate recipe and make a different drinking chocolate every night!
*And if you’re looking for a morning with a decadent warm or cold beverage, check out these 50 Creative Coffee Drinks That You Will Absolutely Drool Over!
After reading these recipes, I hope that you and yours will delight in making one or more of these drinking chocolate or sipping chocolate recipes at home. Then – get cozy with your family and sip some warm deliciousness.
Here’s to staying warm and cozy this winter season!
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