101 Hot Chocolate Drinks and Desserts

Plain hot chocolate? Puhleeze! We’ve got 101 different ways to make it right here. Bet you can’t try just one!

101 Hot Chocolate Beverages and Hot-Chocolate-Inspired Recipes

Growing up in North Carolina, it didn’t snow often. Whenever it did, the entire city shut down. No school, no work. And absolutely no driving. That means only two things: Netflix by the fire and sledding on trash can lids. There’s only one thing that makes those activities even better than they already are: hot chocolate.

Whenever it snowed, my mom always made my siblings and me piping hot mugs of cocoa, topped with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a few baby marshmallows. It was only when I got older that I realized the possibilities for hot chocolate were endless, making snow days even better. In case you don’t believe me, we rounded up 101 ways enjoy hot chocolate this winter. Get after them.

Classic chocolate

1. Grandma’s Homemade Hot Chocolate

2. Thick Hot Chocolate

3. Heavy Cream Hot Chocolate

4. Cookies and Cream Hot Chocolate

5. Starbucks Copycat Hot Chocolate

White hot

6. Homemade Mint White Hot Chocolate

7. Homemade White Hot Chocolate

8. Matcha White Hot Chocolate

9. Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate

10. Rosemary White Hot Chocolate

11. Snickerdoodle Hot Chocolate

12. White Fudge Oreo Hot Chocolate

13. Amaretto Hot Chocolate

14. Boozy Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate

Boozy boozy boozy

15. Dark Chocolate with Cinnamon and Cognac

16. Double Chocolate Maple Hot Cocoa

17. Fireball Hot Chocolate

18. Hot Chocolate Martini

19. Kahlua Hot Chocolate

20. Pisco-Spiked Dulce De Leche Hot Chocolate

21. Rumchata Hot Cocoa

22. Salted Caramel Vodka Hot Chocolate

23. Spiked Mexican Hot Chocolate

Coffee makes everything better

24. Frozen Mexican Hot Chocolate Mocha

25. Peppermint Mocha Frozen Hot Chocolate

26. Vanilla Latte White Hot Chocolate

Piece of cake

27. Birthday Cake Hot Chocolate

28. Boozy Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

29. Cheesecake Hot Chocolate

Floral and fruity

30. Black Cherry Bourbon Hot Chocolate

31. Blackberry Bourbon Hot Chocolate

32. Coconut Tres Leches Hot Chocolate

33. Lavender Hot Chocolate

34. Orange Hot Chocolate

35. Strawberry Hot Chocolate

Extra flavorful

36. Double Caramel Hot Chocolate

37. Maple Hot Chocolate

38. Pumpkin Butterbeer Hot Chocolate

39. Sweet Potato Hot Chocolate

40. Cashew Coconut Hot Chocolate

41. Dreamy Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

42. Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

43. Protien Nutella Hot Chocolate

Sugar and spice

44. Spiced White Hot Chocolate

45. Cardamom Hot Chocolate

46. Hot Chocolate with Cinnamon and Orange Liqueur

Holiday favorites

47. Vanilla Hot Chocolate

48. Eggnog Hot Chocolate

49. Gelt Hot Chocolate

50. Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

51. Peppermint Hot Chocolate

52. White Hot Chocolate

Around the world

53. Arabic: Arabic 7-Spice Hot Chocolate

54. Aztec: Aztec Hot Chocolate

55. Chinese: 5-Spice Hot Chocolate

56. Colombian: Hot Chocolate with Cheese

57. French: Parisian Hot Chocolate

58. Hawaiian: Crockpot Coconut Hot Chocolate

59. Indian: Chai Hot Chocolate

60. Irish: Irish Cream Spiked Hot Cocoa with Chocolate Liqueur

61. Italian: Thick Spiced Italian Hot Chocolate

62. Mexican: Mexican Hot Chocolate

63. Southern: Bacon Bourbon Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

64. Spanish: Hot Chocolate with Coconut Churros

Brr! Frozen

65. Frozen Hot Chocolate

66. Hot Chocolate Affogato

67. Hot Cocoa Ice Cream

68. Peppermint Ice Cream and Hot Cocoa Affogato

Marshmallow madness

69. S’mores Hot Cocoa

70. Toasted Marshmallow Cream Hot Chocolate

71. Toasted Marshmallow Hot Chocolate

Healthier options

72. 5-Minute Vegan Hot Chocolate

73. Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate

74. Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate

75. Paleo Hot Chocolate Mix

76. Paleo Mint Hot Chocolate

The gift of the mixes

77. Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

78. Hot Chocolate Pods

79. Hot Chocolate Spoons

80. Paleo Pre-Made Hot Chocolate Mix

81. Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix

82. Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Mix

83. Skinny Peanut Butter Hot Cocoa Mix

84. White Hot Chocolate Mix

Baked goodness

85. Hot Chocolate Cake Roll

86. Hot Chocolate Cheesecake Dip

87. Hot Chocolate Cookies

88. Hot Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies

89. Hot Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

90. Hot Cocoa Cookies

91. Hot Cocoa Squares

92. Mexican Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

93. Mexican Hot Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

94. Peppermint Hot Chocolate Brownies

95. Peppermint Hot Cocoa Challah

Eye candy

96. Caramel Hot Chocolate Fudge

97. Hot Chocolate Truffles

98. Hot Cocoa Fudge

Snacktime

99. Hot Chocolate Puppy Chow

100. Hot Cocoa Trail Mix

101. Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate Popcorn

Susannah Brinkley

Susannah blogs at Feast + West where she specializes in cocktails and easy entertaining recipes. She can (and often does) eat a whole jar of olives in one sitting, sans cocktail. A graphic designer, Susannah also blogs about design for bloggers at Garnishing Co.