These Recipes Will Totally Change The Way You Drink Your Hot Chocolate

More than just your basic beverage.

’Tis the season to be cozy, and if you, like most, don’t have a fireplace to huddle by when the weather outside is frightful then the next best winter warmer is a luxurious hot chocolate.

Ever since one of our editors revealed to us that her hot drink of choice is “an entire Mars bar melted in hot milk,” we’ve been pushing the boundaries between candy and cocoa. 

So forget your regular rich chocolate mix covered in a mountain of whipped cream and marshmallows this year, because we’ve picked out six alternative hot chocolate recipes that will change your usual Starbucks order forever. 

If you have an insatiable sweet tooth, you're going to love the deep flavors of this gingerbread hot chocolate recipe from Canadian blog Frugal Mom Eh, and if you can't go without caffeine then look no further than Sugar and Soul's French coffee blend for a happy middle ground. We are particularly eager to try out Now, Forager's frothy chai take on the beverage. Let's hope it's a long winter. 

Scroll down for our cozy night in checklist to complete your evening. 
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Check out A Night Owl for the full recipe.
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Check out Super Call for the full recipe.
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Check out Now, Forager for the full recipe.
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Check out Sugar and Soul for the full recipe.
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Check out Sparkles to Sprinkles for the full recipe.
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Check out Frugal Mom Eh for the full recipe.

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Cover image: Frugalmomeh.com