National Hot Chocolate Day is celebrated each year on January 31. Considering many of us in the Northern hemisphere are in the doldrums of winter, it seems an appropriate time to find something good about the cold and the snow and the darkness, and that something good can be hot chocolate! Whether you’re a purist, or like to mix things up (funfetti, snickerdoodle, or honey lavender hot chocolate anyone?) there’s a recipe here for you. Which will you try first?

Snickerdoodle Hot Chocolate from Baking Mischief

From the website: “Make yourself a creamy and dreamy snickerdoodle hot chocolate. Pair it with a good book, some fluffy socks, and maybe a real snickerdoodle or two, and have yourself a perfectly cozy night in.”

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Funfetti Hot Chocolate from Homemade Ginger

From the website: “I made this funfetti hot chocolate on a snowy day when my girls had a half day of school. They were in the other room while I was setting it up and when they came in and saw a delicious mug of sprinkled goodness with marshmallows on top I think their heads almost exploded with excitement. And of course they LOVED it.  They said “this tastes exactly like birthday cake!” And they drank every last drop. This stuff is super rich, so just be warned when giving it to the kids! I would serve it in small mugs for sure.”

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Bourbon Spiked Hot Chocolate from A Cookie Named Desire

From the website: “Nothing will warm you up quite like this thick and creamy bourbon spiked hot chocolate. Top it with a huge dollop of whipped cream and caramel for a truly decadent treat.”

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Slow Cooker Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate from Creme de le Crumb

From the website: “My kids saw me making whipped coffee and keto dalgona coffee and gave me the sad face. They told me that I was making all these fun drinks for myself so they wanted one to. Bring on whipped hot chocolate! It is perfect for the kids to enjoy and if you are a hot chocolate lover you are going to love how easy it is to make whipped hot chocolate and how delicious it tastes!”

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Cupid’s Hot Chocolate from Crafty Morning

From the website: “Make some yummy pink cupid’s hot chocolate for a Valentine’s Day drink idea!”

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Thick Italian Hot Chocolate from An Italian in My Kitchen

From the website: “Italian Hot Chocolate is a mug full of creamy deliciously thick Hot Chocolate, made with real chocolate and milk, the ultimate Comfort Food.”

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Toasted Coconut Hot Chocolate from Old Salt Farm

From the website: “The hot chocolate is coconut-flavored, but it’s a subtle flavor that’s smooth, rich, and creamy. It tastes very fancy, even though it’s super easy! There are actually only THREE ingredients in the hot chocolate itself, and then I like to add a little toasted coconut and chocolate shavings on top to really fancy it up!”

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Honey Lavender Hot Chocolate from Fit Foodie Finds

From the website: “There’s nothing better than a hot cup of cocoa on a chilly fall day! Give this Healthy Honey Lavender Hot Chocolate recipe a try; you’ll love every sip.”

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Kirsten Clark is a high school English and Social Studies teacher, a reader, a runner, a writer, a lover of good food, and most importantly, a new mom. Kirsten lives in Vermilion, Alberta with her husband, and since welcoming a baby boy last December, she is embracing the new adventure of motherhood with all of its ups and downs. She occasionally blogs at, and posts regularly on Instagram @kirstenlanae. Find her on Twitter also.

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