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Hot Chocolate Recipes

Best Recipes for Kids' Favorite Winter Drink

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Hot chocolate is the perfect winter warm-up, and these recipes are so simple to prepare, you will never make hot chocolate from an instant packet again. Rich, creamy and comforting, any one of these hot chocolates will really hit the spot after a cold day spent outside sledding. Top off your hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows or whipped cream.

Easy Hot Chocolate Recipe

Hot Chocolate
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This super easy recipe is no harder to make than dumping a packet into a mug and adding hot water, but it tastes so much better. Made with sweetened condensed milk, cocoa powder and vanilla extract, this hot chocolate is creamy and rich - just the way good hot chocolate ought to be!

Crockpot Hot Chocolate Recipe

Crockpot Hot Chocolate
Stephanie Gallagher

If you can put a plug into an electric outlet, you can make this recipe. And the best part is you can prepare this hot chocolate, then go out sledding and snowman-building, and come back and enjoy a piping hot mug of chocolatey, creamy goodness that's all ready to drink. Top with homemade whipped cream for an extra special treat.

2-Ingredient Hot Chocolate Recipe

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With just two ingredients, this recipe could not be any easier. The key is to make sure the chocolate is chopped finely. Use the best-quality chocolate you can find for this recipe -- it really makes a difference.

White Hot Chocolate Recipe

White Hot Chocolate
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White hot chocolate makes a terrific alternative to the classic dark stuff, and this recipe is one the whole family will enjoy. I like to serve this drink with a peppermint stick.

Hot Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Recipe

Hot Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup
Stephanie Gallagher

If you like peanut butter cups - or anything with the flavors of chocolate and peanut butter combined - this is the hot chocolate recipe for you. It's sweet and creamy, like a warm melted peanut butter cup in a glass.

Frozen Hot Chocolate Recipe

Frozen Hot Chocolate
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This is the recipe for the famous frrrozen hot chocolate served by Serendipity 3 in New York - they made the recipe public a few years ago, and I tweaked it a bit to make it easier to prepare. Kids love this frozen hot chocolate any time of the year.

Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

Hot Chocolate Mix
Stephanie Gallagher

This hot chocolate mix makes a terrific homemade food gift for friends, neighbors or teachers for the holidays or Valentine's Day. Let the kids assemble this mix themselves. Just be sure to include the recipe with the jar.

Hot Chocolate Sticks Recipe

Hot chocolate on a stick? Oh yes! Kids love chocolate and they love eating anything on a stick, and this recipe combines the two. What could be better?

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