The colder temperatures of winter means hot beverages abound. Sure, you can head over to your local coffee spot and pick up some coffee, but what if you aren’t into those bitter little beans? In that case, you can grab the second most popular hot beverage: hot chocolate. Why spend your hard earned money on a $5 cup of hot cocoa though when you can make your own?
Hot chocolate can come in many shapes and sizes. The base can be any mix of white, milk or dark chocolate, and there are countless additions you can use to dress it up. Everything from fruit to booze and even the ever popular Nutella work with the drink.
In the gallery above, we’ve compiled 35 decadent recipes for you to make at home when you’re craving a hot, sweet beverage. Some of the more normal entries are Chocolate Cinnamon, Toasted Marshmallow, Mint Chocolate Chip and Amaretto. For the adults, though, we’ve also included a number of boozy options that include whiskey, Fireball, bourbon, whipped vodka, red wine and Kailua. If you really want to get crazy, try Cookies ‘n Cream Hot Chocolate or Slow Cooker Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate. The options are plentiful!
Hopefully, these 35 recipes can get you started on your sweet journey as you make an effort to branch out from that plain old boring packet of hot chocolate mix.