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8 Cocoa Recipes You Need to Try This Winter

Written by Country Home on December 24, 2017

There’s nothing better than a hot cup of cocoa on a chilly winter night. Make things even more festive and unique by spicing up your traditional chocolate with any of these family-friendly recipes. They make watching Frozen for the hundredth time even more appealing.

White Chocolate Peppermint Hot Cocoa

This decadent drink will please everyone from partygoers to the kids. Embellish with candy canes, chocolate shavings, or whipped cream. 

Crockpot Hot Chocolate

Mix this up and forget about it as your slow cooker does all the work. Enough to feed a party–or just a batch of chilly kids–this hot chocolate recipe only calls for milk, cocoa, and sugar. Easy!

Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate

Don’t throw out the pumpkin spice just because autumn has given way to winter. This recipe calls for pumpkin puree and vanilla extract, plus a light dusting of pumpkin spice atop the whipped cream.

Nutella Hot Chocolate

Mix up this great batch of hot chocolate with a twist–use Nutella. Rich and creamy, this will be a hot chocolate hit.

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Save your pennies and know what’s in your hot chocolate mix. Easy enough to let the kids make, this batch will help you serve delicious hot cocoa all season long. 

Chai Spiced White Hot Chocolate

Indulgent and delicious, spicing up your hot chocolate with chai is the perfect way to warm up a winter afternoon. Use white chocolate to balance the spices, dust with nutmeg, and add a cinnamon stick. 

Mint Hot Chocolate

This recipe is deceptively simple thanks to flavored chocolate morsels. Garnish with whipped cream and peppermint shavings. 

Mexican Hot Chocolate

Embrace the subtle spiciness of this hot chocolate on any cold afternoon. Splurge on high quality cocoa and don’t scald the milk. The patience is worth the wait. 


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