Hot Chocolate Recipes for Families

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Classic hot chocolate is a southeast Michigan staple during these frigid winter months – and giving it a little makeover is, luckily, a cinch. These six delectable recipes are perfect for any chilly day. And it's a great way to get your little snow angels moving in the kitchen, to boot. Warm up with the sippable ideas we scored around the web!

 

Mexican Hot Chocolate

Add some real heat to your next mugful with this Mexican hot chocolate recipe from Epicurious. Cinnamon and chile kick up the flavor of the creamy chocolate.

 

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

The savory zip of salt brings out the deep flavor of the caramel in this hot chocolate recipe from The Culinary Life. Once you've poured the hot chocolate into the mugs, add fresh whipped cream and chocolate shavings for a decadent after-dinner drink.

 

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

Sure, peanut butter and chocolate make for great candy bars – but what about pairing them together for a cold-weather treat? That's right: This recipe from Eat, Live, Run for peanut butter hot chocolate mixes in chunky or creamy peanut butter (your choice) to create an unforgettable treat.

 

White Hot Chocolate

Take it from the Southern queen of cooking herself: Nothing chases away the cold quite like a cup of White Hot Chocolate from Paula Deen's stash of recipes. There's a generous helping of heavy cream melted into white chocolate for this dreamy drink that's good enough to be a dessert!

 

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

You'll need peppermint oil to put together this hot chocolate recipe from The Food Network. The refreshing aroma of peppermint enhances the flavor of the chocolate, especially since it's served warm.

 

Chai-Spiced Hot Chocolate

Forget the boring hot chocolate packets! With this chai-spiced hot chocolate from Bon Appetit, you can enliven your taste buds with the essence of cardamom, allspice, cinnamon, pepper, ginger and vanilla. The flavor explosion is pulled together perfectly with chocolate as the base. Who's ready for a cup?

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