Spice Up Your Holiday Hot Cocoa

Holiday Hot Cocoa

Hello Everyone!

It’s officially Christmas season, & what better way to kick off my first ever Blogmas than with some delicious recipes?! This time of year is meant for curling up by the fire, surrounding yourself with loved ones, & spreading cheer. Today’s post is all about concocting the perfect cup of cheer for you & those around you.

Below, I have 10 ways to spice up your holiday cup of hot cocoa, but the best part is that you can mix & match any of these to create a recipe of your own! In my cup, I made Trader Joe’s delicious Sipping Chocolate, then added some lavender & plenty of marshmallows. I can’t wait to try all of these as the Christmas season continues…

Holiday Hot Cocoa


1 cup Milk
1/2 cup Chocolate
1 tsp Peppermint Extract

Lavender White

1 cup Milk
1/4 tsp Lavender Buds
1/2 cup White Chocolate Chips

Pumpkin Spice

1 cup milk
1 tsp unsweetened dark cocoa
1/2 Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 tsp Maple Syrup


1/2 cup Milk
1/4 cup Heavy Cream
5 oz. Milk Chocolate, chopped
3 tbsp Caramel Sauce


1 cup Milk
1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
2 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream
Holiday Hot Cocoa


1 cup Vanilla Almond Milk
1 1/2 tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
2 tsp Coconut Palm Sugar

Peanut Butter

1 cup Milk
1/2 cup Heavy Cream
4 oz. Milk Chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup Creamy Peanut Butter


1 cup Milk
5 oz. Dark Chocolate, chopped
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
Tiny Pinch of Cayenne Pepper


1 cup Milk
1/2 tbsp Sugar
1/2 tbsp Orange Zest
2 oz. Dark Chocolate, chopped


1 cup Milk
2 tbsp Nutella
1 tbsp Cocoa Powder
A Pinch of Salt

Holiday Hot Cocoa

Now for the fun part…toppings! Time to load up your cup of cocoa with marshmallows, whipped cream, cinnamon sticks, sprinkles, & caramel! Also, feel free to mix & match elements of these recipes to make a tasty creation of your own.
Felling like taking it a step further? Check out this recipe for making your own marshmallows! Use cookie cutters to make your own shapes. Perfect for holiday parties! I can’t wait to try more of these out! They all sound just so delicious!
Have you guys tried any of these?

Holiday Hot Cocoa

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