Craving Hot Chocolate? Try Out these Tasty Recipes

Cup of Holiday hot chocolate on wood table

Could you use a rich, steamy cup of hot chocolate? We’ve got the perfect solution to your craving. Check out these simple recipes and prepare a tasty cup of hot cocoa right in the comfort of your home! You can even switch these up a bit to make the recipes all your own.

Simple Hot Chocolate

Make simple hot chocolate mix in minutes with this quick and easy recipe. Since this is just a base, once it’s done, you can make it extra special by adding in additional items of your choice.

You’ll need: a mason jar, 6 cups of Instant Nonfat Dry Milk, 1 cup of granulated sugar, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1 cup of Baking Cocoa, marshmallows

Step 1: Combine the dry milk, cocoa, sugars, and marshmallows into a large bowl.

Step 2: Mix and pour the dry ingredients into a 2-quart sized mason jar (or, any other storage container of your choice).


Step 1: Measure 1/2 cup of cocoa mix into a mug. Then, add hot water or milk into the mug and stir until the dry mixture is dissolved.

Optional: Be sure to top off your Simple Hot Chocolate with extra marshmallows. For the holiday season, you can make it festive by sprinkling cinnamon or peppermint pieces on top.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Speaking of peppermint, we’ve got the perfect minty recipe for you to try. Make a jar of Peppermint Hot Chocolate, filled with tasty goodies that are sure to take your hot cocoa game to a whole new level.

You’ll need: 1 cup of powdered milk, 1 cup of cocoa powder, 1 cup of granulated sugar, 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips, 1/2 cup of mini marshmallows, 1/2 cup of crushed peppermint, extra candy canes.

Step 1: Combine the powders and the sugar into a large bowl. Mix these dry ingredients together well.


Step 1: In a mug, combine 1/3 cup of hot chocolate mix with hot water or hot milk.

Step 2: Top the drink off with a handful of marshmallows, dark chocolate, and crushed peppermint. Then, make it extra minty by placing one candy cane into the drink. As you use it to stir your hot chocolate, the candy will gradually dissolve, leaving behind a minty flavor that is hard to resist!

White Hot Chocolate

Switch things up with this White Hot Chocolate recipe. Your guests won’t be expecting this one. However, its creamy deliciousness is sure to satisfy.

You’ll need: 1 shaved cup of white chocolate, 1/4 cup of powdered milk, 1/2 cup of vanilla pudding mix, 3 tablespoons of white cake mix, marshmallows

Optional: Funfetti sprinkles

Step 1: Add all of the dry ingredients into a bowl and mix. Then, store the mix in a mason jar or storage container.


Step 1: In a mug, combine 1/2 cup of hot chocolate mix with hot water or hot milk.

Step 2: Top the mixture off with a handful of marshmallows.

Optional: Make a cup of Birthday Cake White Hot Chocolate by adding 1 tablespoon of Funfetti sprinkles to the mixture.


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