How to Spice Up Your Hot Chocolate

All of this crazy winter weather is making us crave one thing in particular…hot chocolate! Although the classic winter beverage is most often known for its rich chocolaty taste, below we’ve provided some different hot chocolate recipes that are delicious and different!


Somewhat similar to the original hot chocolate recipe, this peppermint take on the classic will be a big hit for anyone who loves the mint/chocolate combination.  You will need:

1 cup whole milk

½ cup chocolate chips

1 teaspoon peppermint extract


Although this flavor combination seems a little off-kilter, orange and chocolate complement each other very nicely. To make this recipe, you will need:

1 cup milk

½ tablespoon sugar

½ tablespoon grated orange zest

2 ounces dark chocolate


Individuals who don’t practice veganism might not know that vegans do not eat any animal products, which includes dairy. Vegan or not, the following hot chocolate recipe is sure to satisfy!

1 cup vanilla almond milk

1 ½ unsweetened cocoa powder

2 teaspoons coconut palm sugar


If you want to warm up quick, then this is the perfect option for your hot chocolate. Just make sure not to go too heavy on the cayenne! Follow the recipe below:

1 cup milk

5 ounces chopped dark chocolate

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

Tiny pinch cayenne

Peanut Butter

For all those peanut butter addicts who just can’t seem to get enough, here is the perfect quick fix for those times when you need your chocolate and peanut butter (and a Reese’s peanut butter cup is nowhere in sight).

1 cup skim milk

½ cup heavy cream

4 ounces milk chocolate, already chopped

¼ cup creamy peanut butter

Pumpkin Spice

Over the past few years, this signature fall flavor has become a cult classic. It’s everywhere this time of year, and now it’s in your hot chocolate…you’re welcome.

1 teaspoon maple syrup

½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

1 cup whole milk

1 teaspoon unsweetened dark cocoa


We guarantee that if you didn’t like hot chocolate before, then this recipe will make you a firm believer!

1 cup whole milk

2 tablespoons Nutella

1 tablespoon cocoa

A pinch of salt

Make sure to send us pictures of your hot chocolate concoctions!


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