Now that winter is just around the corner, it’s time to snuggle up on the couch and drink your favorite cup of hot cocoa.
You could opt for the boring old packaged kind, or you could kick it up a notch and make your own recipe at home. Luckily, there are plenty of decadent choices out there, and we’ve gathered the top seven hot chocolate recipes that are the most to-die for.
1. Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate
Caramel and chocolate are the ultimate combo, especially with that little kick of salt. Talk about dessert in a cup!
Recipe: Whole Bite Blog
2. Gingerbread Hot Chocolate
Nothing says it’s the holiday season more than a gingerbread-flavored hot chocolate. All you need are some spices, and you’ve got yourself the ultimate Christmas cup.
Recipe: Frugal Momeh
3. Nutella Hot Chocolate
If you’re someone who enjoys eating Nutella straight out of the jar, you’ll enjoy this hazelnut-infused hot chocolate. In addition to using real Nutella, you can also top this drink off with marshmallows and whole hazelnuts for an extra treat.
Recipe: Cafe Delites
4. S’mores Hot Chocolate
Cozy up by the fire place and sip on this rich combination of chocolate, marshmallows,and crumbled graham crackers. The secret trick: broil your marshmallows so they get perfectly toasted.
Recipe: Domestically Blissful
5. Chai Hot Chocolate
If you’re more of a chai person, you’ll want to try this tea-infused hot chocolate. Perfectly spiced, this version of hot cocoa is perfect if you’re looking for a little caffeine boost.
Recipe: Now, Forager
6. Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate
This one’s for all you Reese’s fans: This indulgent hot cocoa is mixed with creamy peanut butter, topped with whipped cream and garnished with chocolate chips.
Recipe: Crunchy, Creamy, Sweet
7. Peppermint Mocha Hot Chocolate
Get those candy canes out—it’s time to make the ultimate hot chocolate. This coffee- and peppermint-infused soothing drink will give you that energy boost you need, whether you’re headed caroling or cozied up in your winter sweater.
Recipe: Inside Bru Crew Life