☕ Over-the-Top Hot Cocoa Recipes ☕

hot cocoa recipes

What could be more fun than making over-the-top hot cocoa on a snowy afternoon? Check out these delicious hot cocoa recipes from the Winter issue of our magazine.

 

Pink Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients

10 peppermints, crushed

¼ cup milk chocolate chips

½ cup white chocolate chips

1 cup milk  

1 peppermint stick

Topping: dairy whipped topping, a peppermint stick and pink marshmallows

 

Set aside 1 tablespoon of crushed peppermints. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the milk chocolate chips on 20-second intervals. Dip the rim of the serving mug into hot chocolate and dip into reserved crushed peppermints to coat. Combine white chocolate chips, remaining peppermints, and milk in a small pot on the stove over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth. Pour hot chocolate into the mug. Garnish with the whipped topping, a peppermint stick, marshmallows, and the reserved crushed peppermints. 

hot cocoa recipes

Almond Joy Hot Cocoa

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients

1 (13.5 ounce) can of coconut milk

1 cup milk

1 cup chocolate chips

Pinch of salt

⅓ teaspoon almond extract

Toppings: dairy whipped topping, slivered almonds, marshmallows, toasted coconut, and

mini Almond Joy candy bar

 

Melt all the ingredients together in a small pot on the stove over low heat. Stir continuously until the mixture is smooth. Then pour into the mug. Garnish with whipped topping, slivered almonds, marshmallows, toasted coconut, and a mini Almond Joy. 

 

Nutella Snowflake Hot Chocolate

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients

½ cup light blue candy melts, melted

1 cup milk

½ cup Nutella

1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Toppings: dairy whipped topping and chocolate syrup

 

Transfer melted candies into piping bags and pipe snowflake designs onto waxed paper; refrigerate until dry, about 15 minutes. Combine milk, Nutella, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract in a small pot on the stove over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth. Pour into mug and top with whipped topping and a drizzle of chocolate syrup. Carefully peel the waxed paper off candy snowflakes and use it as a garnish. 

 

Milky Way Hot Cocoa

Makes 6 serving

Ingredients

6 cups milk

3 tablespoons malted milk powder

1 cup marshmallows 

24 chewy caramel candies

¾ cup cocoa powder

Toppings: dairy whipped topping, chocolate ice cream topping, caramel ice cream

topping, a sliced Milky Way mini  

 

Heat the milk, malted milk powder, marshmallows, caramels, and cocoa powder in a small pot on the stove over low heat. Keep stirring until smooth. Pour into mugs. Top with some whipped topping, chocolate, and caramel drizzle, and the sliced Milky Way mini.

 

We hope you enjoy making these hot cocoa recipes. For more fun holiday ideas, pick up the latest issue of our magazine in-store or online!