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7 Delicious Hot Chocolate Recipes To Beat The Winter Chill

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Delight your family with a cup of decadent hot chocolate. Here are seven delicious recipes to help get you through the winter. There is something for everyone, including dairy free and vegan options. Is there anything better than a cup of homemade chocolatey goodness?

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A little taste of heaven

When I was a child my mom or dad would often make us hot cocoa. I can still remember that creamy chocolaty flavor. It was a little taste of heaven.

Hot chocolate was also part of my boy’s childhood. It is the perfect drink to serve on a cold day. Somehow that chocolaty goodness warms you right down to your toes.

I often made it to welcome them home after school. The great thing about a warm drink is that you can’t drink it too fast, so it gave us lots of time to chat. Sneaky huh?

For the past week northern Alberta has been shivering through freezing temperatures and extreme wind chill warnings. It seemed like the perfect time to feature some delicious hot chocolate recipes. Just looking at the pictures makes me feel warmer!

I know that some of my readers are sweltering in summer weather right now (I wish) and the last thing you want is a hot drink. Don’t fear I have also included a recipe for a frosty chocolate drink.

For those of  you enjoying summer: 7 Frozen Treats To Make For Your Kids This Summer

There are literally hundreds of recipes to be found. Here’s my top seven.

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7 hot chocolate recipes to get you through the winter

  1. Nutella hot chocolate – I think this might just be the beverage they serve in heaven.
  2. For those of you in warmer climes here’s a recipe for iced chocolate.
  3. Ditch the packet and hot water, and make fancy hot chocolate with real chocolate. The great thing about this recipe is that you can use your favorite fairly traded chocolate bar.
  4. If you are a dairy free house hold, Minimalist Baker, one of my favorite food blogs has a killer vegan hot chocolate recipe made with almond milk
  5. I want to try this one made with coconut milk
  6. For the grown ups we have a boozy skinny hot chocolate that contains Amaretto and less than 100 calories
  7. If you like the combination of mint and chocolate you might want to try this peppermint hot chocolate from No. 2 Pencil

Make hot chocolate a special event

If you are looking for a special family activity, why not head outside for some winter fun and then warm up with a hot chocolate bar.

You could  provide some some yummy dipping spoons like these from the Gunny Sack

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And set out a variety of toppings such as

  • Whipped cream (dairy or coconut)
  • Crushed peppermint sticks
  • Cocoa powder
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Caramel
  • Sprinkles

I’d love to hear from you. Is hot chocolate part of your winter? What is your favorite kind?

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16 thoughts on “7 Delicious Hot Chocolate Recipes To Beat The Winter Chill”

    1. I was so glad to find some dairy free recipes for my Vegan friends. And yours just looked irresistibly delicious!

  1. Oh my goodness how yum do those chocolate spoons look!! I’ve never really been a hot chocolate girl. My mum made me tea when I was little and I still drink way too much. I must give my kids a hot choc this winter. I’m sure they’ll love it xx

    1. Aren’t they amazing? Your comment about tea takes me back to my childhood, because my mom would make me tea as well. I still drink a lot of that. My favorite is English Breakfast!

  2. we love hot chocolate, especially after having fun outside in the cold. These recipes sound delicious, I must try some.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

    1. There’s nothing quite like it when you come in from the cold. It always seems like an amazing treat too!

  3. Love this post (says the reformed chocolate queen)!!

    We unknowingly started a little hot chocolate tradition years ago with our children, with Saturday morning being the special time that they all enjoy one. There are some wonderful recipes to try, thank you.

  4. All 7 of these recipes sound ah-mazing!

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

  5. I just swirled some Nutella into my Tastefully Simple Almond pound cake, so I have a half a jar just waiting to be made into Hot Chocolate.

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