3 Of The Best Hot Chocolate Recipes to Warm Yourself Up

When the weather is a bit chilly, a thick blanket and a cup of hot chocolate in the palm of your hands are what you need to warm up. It will make everything better if you have a creamy and soothing hot chocolate recipe on hand instead of going for the store-bought instant cocoa mix. Here are three of the best hot chocolate recipes to get you warm and make you forget about those instant hot chocolate drinks.

Classic Hot Chocolate

During sweater weather, the traditional and classic hot chocolate can never be surpassed and is always best to enjoy with the family. This easy recipe calls for five simple ingredients and a microwave, even though it is created from scratch.

3 cups of milk
1/3 cup of grated semi-sweet chocolate
One tablespoon of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
Some marshmallows
An egg

  1. Pour the milk into a microwave-safe container and heat it in the microwave for 2 minutes on high. 
  2. After it is done, add the sugar, chocolate, and cinnamon to the bowl and place aside. Crack an egg in another small bowl and whisk until smooth, then add it into the chocolate mixture and mix everything.
  3. Put it back into the microwave and heat for another 3–4 minutes on high, or until frothy (keep in mind not to let it boil). 
  4. Whisk the mixture until everything is smooth and pour it into your mugs. 
  5. Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon powder and some marshmallows before serving.

White Hot Chocolate

White hot chocolate is a lighter version of a standard cocoa drink. Blending grated white chocolate, white chocolate pudding, and vanilla powder create layers of richness that you will surely enjoy. You can try adding some dried orange peel for a nice contrast.


6 of cups white chocolate, grated
Three packets (3oz) of white chocolate pudding mix
Four tablespoons of powdered vanilla
2 to 3 tablespoons of dried orange peel
1 1/2 cups of milk
Whipped cream, cocoa powder, and cinnamon powder as toppings

  1. Combine the white chocolate, pudding mix, vanilla powder, and orange peel in a small bowl to make the chocolate mix.
  2. Heat the milk on the stove with low heat until bubbles appear around the edges and steam rises to the top. Be careful not to let the milk simmer or boil.
  3. Then, combine the milk with the white chocolate mix and whisk it gently until the chocolate melts and the drink is mixed properly.
  4. Fill individual cups with the mixture and decorate with whipped cream, cocoa powder, or powdered cinnamon on top. 
  5. Serve while it is hot.

Red Wine Hot Chocolate

The usual hot chocolate drink might seem dull for some grownups, so why not spice things up? This red wine is great with hot chocolate and will make it decadently rich and boozy while remaining perfectly balanced. It contains enough chocolate to appeal to people who are not big wine drinkers but need a hint of alcohol in it. You are free to choose the type of wine as it can significantly influence the flavour of your hot cocoa. Use a fruit wine for a sweeter, fruitier outcome or merlot, shiraz, or cabernet sauvignon if you prefer something drier.


2/3 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup of red wine of your choice
1/2 cup of milk
1/2 cup half-and-half
Two tablespoons of sugar
A pinch of salt
One teaspoon of vanilla extract

  1. Mix the chocolate chips, wine, milk, half-and-half, and sugar in a saucepan and cook over medium-low heat. 
  2. Stir the mixture continuously until all the chocolates are melted and hot.
  3. Turn down the heat when it has been done and add the vanilla extract and salt. 
  4. Stir until everything is properly mixed before pouring the mixture into cups and serve.
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1 comment

  1. Ohh! I do love a hot chocolate, especially when the weather is like this. I love the sound of the Red Wine one. That's something a bit different. x