5 Hot Chocolate Recipes To Keep You Cozy All Season

Welcome back to Haley’s Beauty Room and for Day 5 of Blogmas! You knew a recipe was coming shortly! 😉 Here are 5 hot chocolate recipes that are guaranteed to keep you warm and fuzzy all season long.

Plus, if you are hosting a holiday party, try making these for a crowd!

Polar Express Hot Chocolate

Source: The Girl Who Ate Everything

Ingredients

  • 6 cups milk
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips (use a quality chocolate like Ghirardelli)
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
In a large pot combine all of the ingredients over low heat. Keep mixture over low heat for 30-40 minutes whisking occasionally until chocolate is fully melted and incorporated with the other ingredients. You can add milk here to adjust to your chocolate preference. Give it a good whisking before serving to get it nice and frothy. If you have an immersion blender, that works great here.
Serve immediately or pour into a crockpot and keep warm until ready to serve. Top with whipped cream, crushed candy canes, or sprinkles.

Source: The Girl Who Ate Everything

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

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Source: Food Network

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole, 2-percent or skim milk
  • 1 cup chopped best-quality semisweet chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons best-quality Dutched cocoa powder, such as Valhrona
  • 1 teaspoon red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Bring the milk to a simmer in a small pot. Add the chocolate and cocoa powder and cook, stirring, until smooth. Add the food coloring and vanilla and mix until combined. Whisk the mixture until very frothy. Pour into cups and top with large dollops of whipped cream.

Source: Food Network, Bobby Flay

Nutella Hot Chocolate

Nutella Hot Chocolate | https://cafedelites.com
Source: Cafe Delites

Ingredients

  • 4 cups low fat/skim milk
  • 2 tablespoons Nutella , a chocolate hazelnut spread (or any hazelnut cacao spread)
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons natural sweetener of choice/raw sugar

Heat milk in a medium sized saucepan on medium – high heat until beginning to warm and steam. Add the spread, cocoa powder and sugar, and whisk until dissolved and combined. Bring to a gentle simmer while stirring, and take off heat.

Source: Cafe Delites

Rum Chata Hot Chocolate

This Adult Hot Cocoa recipe is perfect for the holiday season: All you need is milk, hot cocoa mix, and Rumchata. Top with whipped cream and a chocolate sauce drizzle. Click through for the full recipe: THE BALLER ON A BUDGET
Source: The Baller on a Budget

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1/4 cup hot cocoa mix
  • 2 shots Rumchata
  • Whipped cream, to garnish
  • Chocolate sauce, to garnish

Combine all ingredients. Makes one serving.

Source: The Baller on a Budget

Creme Brulee White Hot Chocolate

Creme Brulee White Hot Chocolate | From SugarHero.com
Source: Sugarhero!

Ingredients

  • 16 oz whole milk (2 cups)
  • 8 oz cream (1 cup)
  • 2 TBSP brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 TBSP vanilla bean paste
  • Pinch salt
  • 8 oz white chocolate finely chopped
Combine the milk, cream, brown sugar, vanilla bean paste, and salt in a medium saucepan. Place the pan over medium heat, and bring it to a simmer, stirring occasionally, until bubbles start appearing along the sides of the pan and it almost comes to a boil.
Remove the pan from the heat, add the chopped white chocolate, and whisk it until the chocolate melts and the mixture is smooth. Divide it between 4-6 cups, topped with additional whipped cream, if desired, and finish with your crunchy caramel decorations or sprinkles. Enjoy immediately.
What is your go to drink of the season? Let me know in the comments!
Featured image is sourced from Pexels.

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