18 Easy hot chocolate recipes to make at home

18 Easy hot chocolate recipes to make at home | Beanstalk Mums

When it comes winter warmers there is nothing as deliciously comforting as hot chocolate. Warm, rich, velvety … it hits the spot every time. Best of all, it’s super easy to make and satisfying for adults and kids alike.

Surely a hot chocolate a day keeps the colds and flu away!

We love hot chocolate so much that we’ve put together a list of our favourite and very easy hot chocolate recipes. Whether it’s kiddie-friendly, healthy (ish), decadent or anything in-between, you’re bound to find one that makes you drool.

Extra easy hot chocolate recipes

1. HOMEMADE WHITE HOT CHOCOLATE

BY GIMME SOME OVEN

Creamy, thick and suitably sweet, the white chocolate-lover will not be able to go past this hot chocolate. Made with just four ingredients, it is simplicity at it’s finest.

Homemade White Hot Chocolate | Beanstalk Single Mums

Get recipe here: Gimme Some Oven

2. SUPER SIMPLE HOMEMADE HOT CHOCOLATE

BY HONEST & TASTY

This is the simplest hot chocolate we could find. Made with good old cocoa powder and a few extra bits to pep it up, you’ll  whisk this little number up in under a minute.

Super Easy Homemade Hot Chocolate | Beanstalk Single Mums

Get recipe here: Honest & Tasty

3. QUICK & EASY HOT CHOCOLATE

BY GIRL GONE GOURMET

A quick and easy hot chocolate recipe with just four ingredients. In about 3-4 minutes you’ll have a hot, yummy drink to enjoy.

Quick & Easy Hot Chocolate | Beanstalk Single Mums

Get recipe here: Girl Gone Gourmet

4. EASY HOT CHOCOLATE

BY BAKING MISCHIEF

This recipe is perfect when you’re craving hot chocolate NOW but don’t have a mix at hand. You can make this in the microwave or on the stove top in 5 minutes.

Easy Hot Chocolate | Beanstalk Single Mums

Get recipe here: Baking Mischief

Kid’s favourite hot chocolate recipes

5. THE HEALTHY EASY HOT COCOA RECIPE FOR KIDS

BY LIVING WELL MOM

Here’s a healthy and delicious hot chocolate recipe that kids will love. Replace sugar with honey or maple syrup and add almond milk to make it dairy-free.

The Healthy Easy Hot Cocoa Recipe for Kids | Beanstalk Single Mums

Get recipe here: Living Well Mom

6. NUTELLA HOT CHOCOLATE

BY CAFE DELITES

This hot chocolate recipe is a winner for kids who are crazy about Nutella. Top with marshmallows, crushed hazelnuts, chocolate chips and extra Nutella or your own favourite toppings.

Nutella Hot Chocolate | Beanstalk Single Mums

Get recipe here: Cafe Delites

7. MARSHMALLOW SNOWMAN HOT CHOCOLATE

BY KITCHEN FUN WITH MY THREE SONS

Hot chocolate with marshmallows, cookie icing, pretzel sticks and candy corn may not be the healthiest treat for kids, but it sure is delicious. Let your kids get creative making their own marshmallow snowman!

Marshmallow Snowman Hot Chocolate | Beanstalk Single Mums

Get recipe here: Kitchen Fun With My Three Sons

8. CREAMY JUNIOR MINT HOT CHOCOLATE

BY PICKY PALATE

Do your kids like their hot chocolate minty and yummy? This recipe is irresistible with a generous helping of junior mints and topped with whipped cream and grated chocolate.

Creamy Junior Mint Hot Chocolate | Beanstalk Single Mums

Get recipe here: Picky Palate

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries from Edible Blooms

Kinda healthy hot chocolate recipes

9. 5 MINUTE VEGAN HOT COCOA

BY MINIMALIST BAKER

This vegan hot chocolate recipe has unsweetened almond milk, dairy-free semisweet chocolate chips and coconut whipped cream (genius!). Healthy, delicious and ready in five minutes.

5-Minute Vegan Hot Cocoa | Beanstalk Single Mums

Get recipe here: Minimalist Baker

10. HEALTHY HOT CHOCOLATE (5 WAYS)

BY THE HEALTHY MAVEN

Need your hot chocolate fix without the guilt? We’ve got you covered with this five-in-one recipe that calls for raw cacao, almond milk and bananas, among others.Healthy Hot Chocolate (5 Ways) | Beanstalk Single Mums

Get recipe here: The Healthy Maven

11. 35 CALORIE HOT CHOCOLATE

BY AMY’S HEALTHY BAKING

If you’re counting calories and want a delicious hot drink for these chilly days, try this 35-calorie hot chocolate recipe. The cashew milk and vanilla stevia add creaminess and sweetness.

35-Calorie Hot Chocolate | Beanstalk Single Mums

Get recipe here: Amy’s Healthy Baking

Easy hot chocolate recipes for adults only

12. KAHLUA HOT CHOCOLATE

BY DAMN DELICIOUS

The splash of Kahlúa really makes this hot chocolate a treat for the grownups. Add marshmallows, whipped cream and salted caramel sauce if you like, but the main recipe calls for only a handful of ingredients.

Kahlua Hot Chocolate | Beanstalk Single Mums

Get recipe here: Damn Delicious

13. HOT COCOA – ADULTS ONLY

BY GENIUS KITCHEN

Adults-only hot cocoa doesn’t get simpler than this. Combine prepared hot cocoa (use mix to save time) with schnapps and vodka and you’re all set.

Hot Ccocoa - Adults Only | Beanstalk Single Mums

Get recipe here: Genius Kitchen

14. ADULT HOT CHOCOLATE

BY WILL COOK FOR SMILES

This scrumptious hot chocolate recipe has Godiva, whipped cream vodka and homemade cocoa. You can always use ingredients that you already have to make it even easier.

Adult Hot Chocolate | Beanstalk Single Mums

Get recipe here: Will Cook for Smiles

Very naughty but totally delicious creations

15. RED WINE HOT CHOCOLATE

BY IMMA EAT THAT

We drink red wine all the time so why not put in the hot choco as well? With only three ingredients (red wine, dark chocolate and milk), this decadent drink is perfect for parties or when guests come over.

Red Wine Hot Chocolate | Beanstalk Single Mums

Get recipe here: Imma Eat That

16. TEQUILA SPIKED MEXICAN HOT CHOCOLATE

BY DIARY OF AN EX-SLOTH

For adults who love their hot chocolate sweet and extra spicy, this tequila-spiked drink fits the bill. There are 10 ingredients, but it’s easy to prepare and ready in about 15 minutes.

Tequila Spiked Mexican Hot Chocolate | Beanstalk Single Mums

Get recipe here: Diary of an Ex-Sloth

17. CAMPFIRE S’MORES HOT CHOCOLATE COCKTAIL

BY SUGAR & SOUL

Nothing beats sitting around a campfire in winter drinking hot chocolate. Bring the campfire indoors with this hot choco cocktail that has S’mores and whiskey as the main ingredients.

Campfire S'mores Hot Chocolate Cocktail | Beanstalk Single Mums

Get recipe here: Sugar & Soul

18. COCONUT RUM HOT COCOA

BY SELF PROCLAIMED FOODIE

The days are cold but your belly doesn’t have to be. Make this utterly decadent coconut rum cocoa with bittersweet/dark chocolate to warm you up and keep you smiling.

Coconut Rum Hot Cocoa | Beanstalk Single Mums

Get recipe here: Self Proclaimed Foodie

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