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The Best Hot Chocolate Mixes According to Cocoa and Cozy Experts

What's the best hot chocolate mix for a cozy night in with your favorite movie? We tested nine brands to find the best hot cocoa around.

Hot Chocolate Bombs

These hot chocolate bombs are all the rage! Make them ahead of time as a holiday gift or to have...


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French Hot Chocolate

2 reviews

One of my fondest memories of Paris was sipping a cup of thick, dark hot chocolate at one of their...


Snickerdoodle Hot Chocolate

Warm up with this spice-filled snickerdoodle drinking chocolate. Tastes just like the cookie! —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor,...


Creamy White Hot Chocolate

Craving white chocolate? If so, this silky white chocolate drink is for you. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor,...

Pumpkin Spice Drinking Chocolate

Cozy up with this pumpkin spice drinking chocolate in hand. Feel free to add an extra sprinkle of pumpkin spice...


Biscoff Hot Chocolate

1 review

Crumble Biscoff cookie pieces on top for a sweet touch. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor, Culinary

Hazelnut Mocha Hot Chocolate

Nutella lovers, rejoice! You won't be able to get enough of this hazelnut chocolate drink. Nutella is one of our...


Salted Caramel and Banana Hot Chocolate

Sip on this salted caramel and banana drinking chocolate when the temperatures start to drop. It's the perfect cool-weather drink....


Chili-Orange Drinking Chocolate

1 review

Featuring flavors like cayenne and chili powder, this chili chocolate drink is a fun twist on the traditional. —James Schend,...


Chai Hot Chocolate

Inspired by the traditional Indian beverage, this chai drink combines spice with decadent chocolate. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy...

Peppermint Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

Add a festive touch to your next cup of drinking chocolate. The red velvet pairs nicely with the traditional peppermint...


Stovetop Hot Chocolate

1 review

My mom created this stovetop hot chocolate recipe to serve large groups of carolers and frozen sledders. I take it...


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Homemade Hot Cocoa

20 reviews

This homemade hot chocolate recipe will make people think you fussed but it is so simple. —Hershey Food Corporation, Cheryl...


Crackling Hot Cocoa

2 reviews

This hot chocolate recipe is more than a warm-you-up—it's rich and thick decadence in a mug. —Cyndi Nistico, Palm Island,...