Some of us have been itching to put up the Christmas decorations since the 1st of November! Even if you’d rather not think about all of that for another few weeks, you can’t deny that winter is the time to indulge ourselves in wholesome, warming food and drink. The weather forecast has predicted that this year, we’ll have a long and harsh winter ahead of us so what better way to warm yourself up then treating yourself to a tasty hot chocolate? Well, lucky for you, we’ve rounded up the best and most original hot chocolate recipes that we could find. There really is something for everyone; we have boozy hot chocolates made with rum and whiskey, gingerbread hot cocoa and Nutella hot chocolate for those of us who are nuts for the classic hazelnut spread.

Here’s a little tip from Menupages before you try out any of these fantastic recipes; Make sure to enjoy it with a nice cosy blanket and a good book or your favourite tv show!

Nutella Hot Chocolate

Nutella Hot Chocolate Recipe

Nutella lovers simply have to try this delicious Nutella Hot Chocolate recipe fromDelightslgihts. The full recipe is available here.


Whiskey Hot Chocolate

Whiskey Hot Chocolate Recipe

As if hot chocolate wasn’t enough to warm your bones on a cold winters night, My Dish is Bomb has gone and added another classic winter warmer ingredient; a shot of whiskey! View the recipe here.


Gingerbread Hot Cocoa

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

The Hopeless Housewife’s Gingerbread Hot Cocoa is the perfect festive hot drink. If you want to whip yourself up a few cups over Christmas then click here for the full recipe.


Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

I don’t know about you guys but I cannot get enough salted caramel! It’s just so tasty. Well, thankfully A Beautiful Mess have created this fantastic Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate recipe which you can view here if this sounds like your kind of thing. I know I’ll be trying this one out over the holiday season.


White Hot Chocolate

White Hot Chocolate Recipe

Celebrating Sweets have brought us this fantastic White Hot Chocolate Recipe. The added candy canes give it a really nice festive touch. Click here if you’d like to try out this recipe.


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Captain Morgan Spiced Rum Hot Chocolate Recipe

Rum lovers rejoice, here’s a special one especially for you! A Captain Morgans Spiced Rum hot chocolate, yeah, it sounds pretty damn good! Click here to see Aimee from Shugary Sweets’ delicious recipe.


Melted Hot Chocolate with Sea Salt Whipped Cream

Hot Chocolate Recipe with Sea Salt Whipped Cream

Anyone who’s a fan of the sweet and salty combination has to try this Melted Hot Chocolate with Sea Salt Whipped Cream from Adventures in Cooking. You can view the recipe by clicking here.


Eggnog Mexican Hot Chocolate

Eggnog Mexican Hot Chocolate

Lauren’s Latest adds nutmeg and cinnamon to make this hot chocolate taste like Christmas in a cup! If you want the full recipe, go here and if you’d like to know how to make your own version of the classic American holiday drink Eggnog, then click here.


Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate

Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate Recipe

This recipe is for those of you who enjoy a little kick to your food and drink. With a pinch of cayenne pepper, this Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate has just the right amount of spice to make your hot chocolate that bit warmer.


Red Wine Hot Chocolate

Red Wine Hot Chocolate Recipe

This is something weird but potentially wonderful. These ingredients are a match made in heaven for some! Plus the recipe is super easy to make. Click here if you’re brave enough to try this unusual combination.

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