Tis the season to stay inside and keep your hands and hearts warm with hot drinks, and hot chocolate is one of my favorites. When I’m not whipping up a quick cup in my Keurig (ain’t nobody got time to make it from scratch every day), I really like making our family’s traditional hot chocolate over the stove. Thinking about how happy and cozy it makes me feel, got me wondering what others are out there. Here are just a few hot chocolate recipes I found and I hope you try some and let me know how they are!

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1. Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Caramel sauce, whole milk, bittersweet chocolate chips and whipped cream- the makings of a cup of heaven! Or in this case, Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate. This recipe will warm you up from the tips of your toes, with it’s unique salted caramel taste and chocolaty goodness that only rich chocolate can bring.

Snag the entire recipe and tons of others at CookingClassy.com.

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2. S’Mores Hot Chocolate

Two words: S’Mores SYRUP. Yes, my friends, it’s an ingredient you probably don’t have on hand, but if you love S’Mores, it’s so worth it. Other than this special ingredient, the rest of this recipe is a relatively straightforward mixture of cocoa powder, sugar, water, milk and toppings. Who needs summer when you can enjoy one of these?

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3. Crockpot White Hot Chocolate

Three ingredients, one slow cooker and two hours until you’re holding a steamy mug of this decadent white hot chocolate in your hands! Made with just milk, vanilla extract and white chocolate chips, this would be a great way to welcome the kids home from a chilly day at school or for a holiday party.

Check out how easy this recipe is at TheFrugalGirls.com.

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4. Mint White Hot Chocolate

The icy winter is the perfect time to enjoy this mint white hot chocolate, especially if you’re looking for something new and don’t feel like spooning out mint chip ice cream! Made with delicious white chocolate chips, mint extract and a teensy bit of green food coloring to get that perfect minty look, this would be such a fun afternoon treat with the kids.

Check out all the other tasty mint treats at TheGraciousWife.com!

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5. Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

Please don’t mind me as a wipe the drool off my face. As a self-proclaimed peanut butter and chocolate lover, I’m not quite sure how I’ve gone this far in life without ever having consumed peanut butter hot chocolate! But you can bet this baby is going to be made STAT. Creamy peanut butter, whole milk and chocolate chips means this isn’t a diet drink, but it’s hot chocolate people! Clearly we aren’t in it for it’s ability to slim thighs. And like it’s creator over at NutmegGnanny.com, I may just end up having this as my lunch.

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Karly Wood

Karly Wood

Editor at HomeLife Media
I'm a born and bred Southern California native and currently the editor of LifeAsMama.com . I get to share my life with my husband of 12 years and our beautiful, 4-year old daughter. In my free time you'll catch me cheering for the Dodgers, cooking, baking, reading, crafting and probably watching a little HGTV!