Our ultimate hot chocolate recipes

When the cold sets in, comfort yourself with a steaming mug of super-indulgent hot chocolate – plus toppings! We have lots of ideas to crank up your cocoa.

Hot chocolates in mugs

You know winter has truly arrived when you're wrapped up in a woolly jumper, sipping on a mug of something warm and comforting. It's the perfect time to indulge and we have decadent tastes when it comes to hot chocolate along with other drinks for the festive season. Whether you're hosting a cosy gathering, or simply having a quiet night in, you'll want to take that cup of cocoa to the next level. So, grab your favourite mug and let's get stirring.

Triple hot chocolate

Hot chocolate in jar
Take your standard recipe to new heights of indulgence with our triple hot chocolate. Yes, you read that right. This creamy, dreamy drink combines double cream, whole milk and dark, milk and white chocolate.

Unicorn hot chocolate

Unicorn hot chocolate with sweets
Think pink! Made with white chocolate, a cheeky bit of coloured gel and garnished with all manner of sweets and sprinkles, this is our extravagant unicorn hot chocolate. It's a fun, quirky option for entertaining friends or little ones.

Salted caramel rum hot chocolate

Salted caramel hot chocolate
For those who like something a bit stronger and sweeter, we've blended dulce de leche and a splash of rum to make a salted caramel hot chocolate, with just the lightest sprinkling of salt to bring out those rich favours. Move over hot toddy, this is a surefire winter warmer. 

Peppermint hot chocolate

Peppermint hot chocolate with candy cane
If you're looking for a Christmassy drink, try our peppermint candy cocoa. Stir your hot chocolate with a candy cane and let as much of that sweet peppermint dissolve into the hot chocolate as you like. Kids will love the interactive element.

Cinnamon hot chocolate

Cinnamon hot chocolate with ginger biscuits
For a more grown-up flavour, this light and creamy cinnamon hot chocolate has a gentle touch of spice to liven the senses. It also calls for dark chocolate and a dribble of honey to sweeten it up. Best enjoyed with an oaty biscuit.

Chocolate stirrers
Feel free to be even more creative with hot chocolate and get the kids involved making their own chocolate stirrers. Experiment with different ingredients and make it fun. Alternatively, these sweet treats also make a great homemade gift.

Learn how to make a range of boozy hot chocolate drinks in our easy-to-follow video: 

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