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  • DIY: Homemade Hot Chocolate

    December 13, 2018 3 min read 1 Comment

    The holidays are here which means it's time to curl up by the fire with a soft blanket and a good book. And of course, a cup of hot cocoa. Why not skip the typical prepackaged hot chocolate this season and try something new? We've compiled a list of our top four homemade hot chocolate recipes-all with a bit of a twist! So whether you're in the mood for a bit of spice or even more chocolate, we've got you covered.

    Nutella Hot Chocolate


    • 4 cups skim milk
    • 2 tbsp Nutella
    • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 2 tbsp sugar
    • Marshmallows
    • Crushed hazelnuts


    Heat the milk on medium-high until it begins to steam. Then add the Nutella, cocoa powder, and sugar. Whisk until dissolved. Add the marshmallows and hazelnuts as a topping and serve.  

    Get the full recipe and directions here

    S'mores Hot Chocolate


    • 2 cups whole milk
    • 1/2 cup dark chocolate melting wafers
    • 1 tsp marshmallow syrup
    • 1/2 tsp white sugar
    • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1/4 tsp coffee grounds
    • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1 smidgen of ground nutmeg
    • Mini marshmallows
    • 2-3 graham crackers
    • Chocolate syrup


    Bring the milk to a simmer and add the chocolate until it has melted. Continue to add the syrup, sugar, vanilla, grounds, and spices until it has dissolved. Microwave a small plate of marshmallows for 10-15 seconds. Serve with marshmallows and crushed graham crackers.

    Get the full recipe and directions here

    Belgian Hot Chocolate


    • 1 cup milk
    • 3 ounces dark Belgian chocolate
    • 1 1/2 ounces milk chocolate
    • 1 pinch of salt
    • 1 tsp vanilla
    • 1 dash of cinnamon
    • 1 tbsp white sugar


    Heat chocolate, salt, and half of the milk until the chocolate melts. Then add the rest of the ingredients. Stir until the ingredients have dissolved.

    Get the full recipe and directions here

    Gingerbread Hot Chocolate


    • 2 cups milk
    • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
    • 3-4 tbsp light brown sugar
    • 1 pinch of salt
    • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
    • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
    • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg


    Mix together the cocoa powder, sugar, salt, and spices. Put the spices over a low-medium temperature and begin to gradually add the milk. Stir until everything has dissolved.

    Get the full recipe and directions here​​​​​​​

    Whether you want to share a cup with your friends and family or if you want to keep it all for yourself, have some fun this season with one of these amazing homemade hot chocolate recipes. We'd love to hear which recipe is your favorite! Let us know in the comments below and feel free to share your own homemade hot chocolate recipe!


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    Anastasia E. Allen

    Previously a makeup artist, Anastasia is Bella Ella Boutique’s beauty blogger. She has a passion for writing and is currently finishing her first book of poetry. In her free time she drives around Utah with her dog, Atticus, looking for murals and coffee shops.

    1 Response

    Lily Kwan
    Lily Kwan

    June 30, 2020

    These recipes look very tasty. Thanks for sharing!

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