The 10 Best Hot Chocolate Recipes to Warm You Up on Winter Days

As soon as the first leaves start to change color on the trees, the craving for hot chocolate strikes. And not just any hot chocolate, but spiced, decadent and over-the-top hot chocolate — it’s like a reaction to all the healthy, fresh produce of summer. We found all the best hot chocolate recipes and gathered them below for those of you who also feel hot chocolate season spans beyond the months of winter.

1. Nutella Hot Chocolate

This comfort drink is a pick-me-up, a companion, and best friend. If it were a person with a phone, you’d put it on speed dial and call it whenever the weather would turn cloudy and the wind would start to pick up.

2. Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

This Salted Caramel version really fits the bill. It will be quite rich and thick and although you just adore caramel paired with a little sea salt, if you don't like the sweet and salty combination then just leave the salt in this recipe out.

3. Red Velvet Hot Chocolate With Cream Cheese Whipped Cream

The thing that makes this hot chocolate "red velvet" is merely coloring but the thought is cheerful in itself! You'd be surprised by how a little bit of color can make a cup of hot cocoa seem all the more merrier. The addition of cream cheese frosting though...

4. Mint White Hot Chocolate

This is a perfect combination of white hot chocolate with some homemade vanilla bean marshmallows, freshly whipped cream, white chocolate truffles, iridescent sprinkles and mint!

5. Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate

This hot chocolate recipe proves that dreams do come true. Perk up white hot chocolate with warm pumpkin pie spices and a dash of vanilla. Now that’s what we call a magic combination!

6. Hot Chocolate with Roasted Salted Peanuts

Based on the classic Fluffernutter sandwich (made with peanut butter and marshmallow cream), it's a rich, cozy beverage made with dark hot chocolate, peanut butter, Smirnoff Fluffed Marshmallow Vodka and topped with lots of whipped cream and roasted salted peanuts.

7. Mocha Hot Chocolate

Get a boost from your hot chocolate by adding instant coffee grounds. If that’s not exciting enough, you can always top with everything but the kitchen sink.

8. Melted Hot Chocolate With Sea Salt Whipped Cream

f you love dark chocolate hot chocolate then this is the right choice for you. With adding sea salt in it, will be a great idea. Enjoy!

9. Peppermint Hot Chocolate

If you ask us, there’s no better way to add a refreshing zing to your hot chocolate than by adding peppermint patties to the mix. And never, ever serve a peppermint hot chocolate without a candy cane stirrer!

10. Cinnamon Hot Chocolate

Adding some cinnamon into your hot chocolate will simply give the hot chocolate to taste better, richer and sweeter. You won’t regret if you choose to make this recipe at your house. Everyone will enjoy it!