Hot chocolate, for most of us, needs no season or occasion. Be it summer, winter, fall or spring, a warm cup of rich bittersweet hot chocolate is always welcome, as it feels like a tight and warm hug, from the inside! 

Clearly, though, our love for hot chocolate becomes ten-fold during the chilly winter days when the nights are cozy and everyone is snuggled into warm blankets. It acts as the perfect mood fixer, whenever you're feeling low, or a great mug of happiness to share with a bunch of friends along with loads of memories. 

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Emma Salters

Often however, making the same type of hot chocolate could seem a little boring. Why drink the routine mundane recipes when you can spice up your hot chocolate mugs in so many different ways? 

Here's a recipe for the tastiest hot chocolate that I've ever made; along with a list of combinations that can be used to make it even more delicious and satisfying than ever!

Hot Chocolate

  • Prep Time:5 secs
  • Cook Time:10 mins
  • Total Time:10 mins 5 secs
  • Servings:6
  • Easy


  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4th cup unsweetened cocoa powder
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Caroline Ingalls
  • Step 1

    Mix the milk and cocoa powder in a a medium pan on low flame till it is well combined.

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    Jocelyn Hsu
  • Step 2

    Add chocolate chips to the mix and increase the flame to make sure the chocolate is melted and the mixture is glossy and smooth.

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    Caroline Ingalls
  • Step 3

    Keep the chocolate warm and serve into mugs.

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    Katie Kasperson

Here's a list of all the things you can add to the above recipe to make yummier hot chocolates. (per mug)

1. Peppermint extract

2. 1/2 spoon grated orange + 1/2 tspn. sugar

3. 1/4 tsp. cinnamon powder + tiny pinch cayenne

4. 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

5. 2 oz. Bailey's irish cream 

6. 3 tbsp. caramel sauce

7. 2 tbsp. nutella + pinch salt

Top it off with marshmallows, whipped cream, cinnamon stick and caramel sauce.

Wish you a happy and warm winter guys!

PS: Too lazy to make your own cup? Check out our pick for the best hot chocolate in town!