Chocolate. Chocolate. Chocolate. And Cream. And Chocolate.
Think of hot chocolate as a return to culinary roots. Fermented beverages made from cocoa beans — chocolate — date back to 1900 B.C. The Aztecs believed chocolate was an invaluable, sacred, even magical beverage, a symbol of power, a privilege of warriors and the elite, and a satisfying tonic that was consumed daily and believed to deliver the sustenance needed to tackle virile challenges.
Sadly, the ancient Aztecs never got to enjoy Dark Hot Chocolate with Mascarpone Whipped Cream or Decadent Slow-cooker Hot Chocolate. Or any of the other recipes gathered here for you.
Vegan Almond Joy Hot Chocolate
Who’d have thunk? The flavors and ingredients of an Almond Joy bar — chocolate, almonds, and coconut — topped with a whipped cream-like non-dairy substance, all in one warm beverage.Get the recipe
Dark Hot Chocolate with Mascarpone Whipped Cream
They had us at “dark hot chocolate.” They enslaved us with “mascarpone whipped cream.”Get the recipe
Mexican Hot Chocolate
Don’t worry. If you don’t have Mexican chocolate, you can substitute bittersweet. But at all costs, use fresh cinnamon.Get the recipe
Decadent Slow-cooker Hot Chocolate
How do we spell decadent? Like this: “Whole milk. Heavy cream. Sugar. Pure chocolate. Cocoa powder. Vanilla. Slooooooooow cooker.”Get the recipe
Cardamom Hot Chocolate with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream
Sophisticated, never snobbish. And dang, this drink tastes fine.Get the recipe
Hot Chocolate Shots
No, they’re not alcohol-infused. They’re served in chocolate-dipped shot glasses.Get the recipe
S'mores Hot Chocolate
Gooey. Messy. Marshmallowy. All that’s missing is a campfire.Get the recipe
Candy Manor Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Peppermint-infused whipped cream peppered with crushed peppermint candies, hot chocolate flavored with extracts of peppermint and vanilla, and garnished with peppermint. Did we mention the peppermint?Get the recipe
Boozy White Hot Chocolate
Good white chocolate and your favorite liquor. What’s not to like?Get the recipe
Spiked Voodoo Mocha Hot Chocolate
A New Orleans combination featuring rum, chocolate, and coffee. Laissez les bons temps rouler.Get the recipe