Hot chocolate, also known as cocoa, is one of the most decadent drinks for the cold weather. It's easy to make and comes together quickly so you won't have to wait long to enjoy it. Hot chocolate can be so much more than just a cup of hot water mixed with powder, though it's great like that too. Check out these delicious variations!
1. Topped with Cream
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I love how whipped cream melts into the hot chocolate and helps cool if off.
2. Peppermint Hot Chocolate
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This is perfect for the holidays, but I say enjoy it anytime you want to.
3. Mexican Hot Chocolate
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Give your hot chocolate some south of the border flair by adding cinnamon.
4. Frozen Hot Chocolate
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OK, this one might not warm you up, but it will still taste great.
5. Chocolate Swirl
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Add a swirl of chocolate sauce to your whipped cream to give it just the right coffee shop flair.
6. Pumpkin Hot Chocolate
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Pumpkin hot chocolate is just about one of the best things about fall. Look at all that pumpkin spice on top!
7. Peanut Butter Cup Hot Chocolate
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There's nothing like the combination of chocolate and peanut butter, so it makes sense to add some peanut butter cups to your next mug of cocoa.
8. Raspberry White Hot Chocolate
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I love the fun pink color and the different flavor you get from using white chocolate.
9. Bailey's Irish Cream Hot Chocolate
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This has got to be one of the best inventions known to man!
10. More Pumpkin
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This one looks a little more orange than the other, but I bet it has a similar taste.
11. Add Some Chocolate Chips
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A scattering of mini chocolate chips looks great and tastes delicious!
12. Fancy Straws
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Look at how cute those fancy straws make this! You could also use rolled cookies to get the same look.
13. Cookies and Cream Hot Chocolate
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If you love cookies and cream ice cream, this is a treat you'll never be able to pass up.
14. Loads of Whipped Cream
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Don't be afraid to pile on the whipped cream for a fantastic presentation.
15. Whipped Cream Hearts
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Did you know that you can freeze whipped cream to make fun shapes for your hot chocolate. Cool, huh?
16. Add a Cookie
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Nothing makes a mug of hot chocolate better than a cookie to go with it.
17. Adult Hot Chocolate
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Adding flavored alcohol to your hot chocolate makes it a grown up treat you'll love to savor after the kids are in bed.
18. A Dash of Sweetness
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Add some sweetness to your hot chocolate with a cookie and some cinnamon on top.
19. Polar Express Hot Chocolate
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Don't forget to load up on marshmallows.
20. Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate
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Salted caramel is pretty popular right now and this is one of the tastiest ways to try it.
21. Christmas Hot Chocolate
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Everyone on your guest list will love this. You can also give it for birthdays or just for fun.
22. Caramel Hot Chocolate
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The tastes of caramel and chocolate belong together so this is a natural combination.
23. Hot Chocolate Floats
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Ummm, why have I never heard of this before? Ice cream in hot chocolate? My kids are going to love this!
24. Fluffy Hot Chocolate
This looks like the perfect treat to enjoy on a cold winter morning home alone.
What's your most memorable mug of hot chocolate? Where did you have it? I have to say that the cocoa I enjoyed in Paris is some I'll never forget.