7 Warming Hot Chocolate Recipes

Hot Chocolate with Rum
Photo: © James Merrell

As the temperatures drop, it's all the more tempting to hole up at home, sit by the fire, and grab a mug of something warm. Which is why we've rounded up the best recipes for rich, creamy hot chocolate—from boozy hot chocolate to Mexican hot chocolate, and even a version with rum. Pick your favorite, grab a cup, and get ready to indulge.Related: Guide to chocolate gifts

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Melted Ice Cream Hot Chocolate

Melted Ice Cream Hot Chocolate
Justin Walker

"This melted ice cream hot chocolate is so creamy, rich and uber thick that it could be dessert," says Jeni Britton Bauer. Sometimes she serves it with giant marshmallows and a knife and fork.

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Homemade Hot Chocolate

Homemade Hot Chocolate
© Evi Abeler

Homemade hot chocolate takes a little more effort than ripping open a bag of instant mix, but—oh boy—does it taste great!

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Mexican Hot Chocolate Mix

Mexican Hot Chocolate
© Evi Abeler

Spice up the winter season with a simple Mexican hot chocolate. You can make this mix in advance and whip together a hot beverage in no time.

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Superrich Hot Chocolate with Coconut Cream

Superrich Hot Chocolate with Coconut Cream

This ultra rich hot chocolate is made with coconut milk and then topped with coconut cream.

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Double-Chocolate Hot Chocolate

Double-Chocolate Hot Chocolate
© Ditte Isager

This decadent version is made with both bittersweet and milk chocolate, and then topped with marshmallows.

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Frenched Hot Chocolate

Frenched Hot Chocolate
© David Malosh

"Chartreuse and chocolate is among the world's most underrated combinations," says Bobby Heugel, co-owner of Anvil Bar & Refuge in Houston. He melds the two ingredients in this boozy, rich hot chocolate.

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Hot Chocolate with Rum

Hot Chocolate with Rum
© James Merrell

This bittersweet hot chocolate laced with dark rum is especially warming on a cold winter night.

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