Hot Chocolate Recipes You'll Go Cocoa For

 

As the weather cools down, reach for these 11 steaming-hot mugs of chocolate to keep you warm — blanket and fireplace optional.

 

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Hot Chocolate with Homemade Espresso Marshmallows

If you can't choose between hot chocolate and coffee in the morning, combine them using Chuck Hughes' genius recipe.

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Frothy Hot White Chocolate

For the chocolate-averse, a mug of frothy milk flavored with white chocolate and vanilla will do the trick.

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Hot Milk Chocolate with Peanut Butter Whipped Cream

Indulge in a peanut butter-cup hot chocolate, because you only live once.

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Homemade Eggnog White Chocolate Hot Chocolate

Eggnog plus white chocolate is a match made in heaven.

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Orange Brandy Hot Chocolate

Sometimes you just have to booze up your chocolate, and orange brandy is the best way to do it.

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Hot Spiced Mexican Hot Chocolate with Ice Cream Dusted with Chili Powder

Offset the spiciness of Mexican hot chocolate with vanilla ice cream. It's like an affogato, but with sweet chocolate instead of espresso.

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Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Why shell out $5 for a peppermint hot chocolate when you can make your own at home for a fraction of the price? 

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Spiked Hot Chocolate

Dark chocolate gets a dose of sweetness from honey, warming cinnamon, vanilla and brown sugar — and then a little kick from dark rum.

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Hot Cocoa

It's good to have a classic cocoa recipe up your sleeve, and Alton Brown's is one of our favorites.

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Rev's Rich and Creamy Hot Chocolate with Mix-ins

Elevate your mug with whipped cream, chopped peppermint sticks, marshmallows, candied orange peels or any other mix-ins your heart desires.

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Raspberry Hot Chocolate

A little fruit never hurt anyone, so try adding some raspberry flavor to your chocolate.

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