You know winter has truly arrived when you’re wrapped up in a woolly jumper, sipping a mug of something warm and comforting. It’s the perfect time to indulge, and we have decadent tastes when it comes to hot chocolate (along with other drinks for the festive season). Whether you’re hosting a cosy gathering or simply having a quiet night in, you’ll want to take that cup of cocoa to the next level. So, grab your favourite mug and get stirring. There’s more where that came from with this hot chocolate recipes collection, including flavours like coconut, hazelnut, white chocolate and even vegan options.
Take your standard recipe to new heights of luxury with our triple hot chocolate. This creamy, dreamy drink combines double cream, whole milk and dark, milk and white chocolate.
Think pink! Made with white chocolate, a cheeky bit of food colouring gel and all manner of sweets and sprinkles to decorate, this is our extravagant unicorn hot chocolate. It’s a fun, quirky option for entertaining friends or little ones.
For those who like something a bit stronger and sweeter, we’ve blended dulce de leche with a splash of rum to make a salted caramel hot chocolate. A light sprinkling of salt brings out those rich flavours. Move over hot toddy – this is a surefire winter warmer.
If you’re looking for a Christmassy drink, try our peppermint candy cocoa. Stir your hot chocolate with a candy cane to allow the sweet peppermint to dissolve into the hot chocolate. Kids will love the interactive element.
Balance the sweetness of a classic hot chocolate with slightly floral cinnamon and a dash of chilli. Chilli and chocolate are a flavour match made in heaven. The secret to this super smooth and frothy drink is continuous whisking, use an electric whisk to get the right effect.
This smooth and sweet hot drink is what you need on a night in with friends and family. A real Christmassy treat, it’s made with double cream, milk, dark chocolate and orange liqueur, so it is bound to become a winter favourite. This choc-orange hot chocolate would be nice served with biscuits.
Up your hot chocolate game with this classic recipe, which is adaptable to your own tastes and flavours. Use either grated milk or dark chocolate for a change in sweetness. If you’re feeling in extra need of something special, add a pinch of chilli, cinnamon, nutmeg or even a splash of rum. Follow our recipe for this homemade hot chocolate.
Lift spirits high with this minty, boozy hot chocolate. With peppermint, cream, milk, rich dark chocolate and crème de menthe, it’s a drink to enjoy as a well-earned treat or party tipple. Follow the recipe for our midnight mint hot chocolate and enjoy.
This creamy, vegan spiced hot chocolate doesn’t compromise on consistency or flavour. Our vegan chai hot chocolate uses oat milk and a deliciously warming combination of spices including cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom. Top with vegan whipped cream, a generous shaving of chocolate and a pinch of cinnamon.
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