Delicious Hot Chocolate Recipes for a Cozy Night In

With your exciting Fall wardrobe, the most wonderful scents in the world carrying through the air, and the end of sticky summer heat, there’s one more thing to get hyped up for: Fall treats!

Pumpkin spice coffee and cookies aside, hot chocolate is the queen of the cold and windy nights. Go beyond merely pouring cocoa mix into a cup of hot water with our in depth recipes on how to make hot chocolate so good it’ll get you past the Fall and straight through Winter!

Hot Chocolate Milk


Chocolate bar (one per cup)


Heat the milk in a saucepan. Be very careful not to boil it or your milk will lose its smooth texture. Stir in a little bit of sugar into the milk.

Crunch up chocolate either by hand or with a grinder. Sprinkle into hot milk.

Stir, then pour out in a mug and enjoy this simple yet amazing recipe.

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate (Vegan-friendly)


Almond Milk
A dash of salt
3 tsp of cocoa powder
Half a cup of cashew nuts
½ TSP of Vanilla extract
2 cups of water
½ tsp of ground ginger
¼ tsp of ground nutmeg
1 tsp of cinnamon


Don’t let that long list intimidate you. All you have to really worry about are the cashews. Soak them in hot water for at least an hour, then grind them up in a blender.

Pour ground cashews into your cooking pan and then add in all of the other ingredients, with Almond milk as the main liquid. 

Heat up on pan and then you’re ready to pour. Serves 2-3 (depending on how strong you want your drink).

Peppermint Hot Chocolate


¼ cup of Sugar
Milk (can use almond)
1 cup of cream
Chocolate (at least a bar worth)
Peppermint Oil (at least 2-4 drops worth)
Whipped cream and chocolate shavings (for a fancy garnish to go on top)


In a pan, combine all of the non-garnishing ingredients except for the chocolate and peppermint. Stir and mix well.

Grind up and then add in the chocolate.

Add your drops of peppermint oil.

Stir well, then serve into a cup and garnish if you so choose.

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