The Best Hot Chocolate Recipes this Side of the Internet

Picture this: a subtle sweet aroma hovers over your bed, beckoning you to open your eyes. As you sit up, the smell grows stronger. You open your mouth and let the flavor of the smell wash over your tongue. The taste, something you imagine as strong and sweet, makes your tongue tingle. You pause. Toasted marshmallow fills the air. Suddenly you imagine yourself sitting by a campfire, your mouth filled with a bite of your friend Dan’s best s’mores: dark chocolate, cinnamon, and, of course, marshmallows — lightly toasted, gold and brown.

One of our favorite things about winter is the influx of hot cocoa recipes. Sure, Phoenix, AZ may not be the coldest place in the world, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a seasonal drink at our Liv Ahwatukee apartment community. Hot cocoa is one of those drinks that is filled with nostalgia. A sip of toasted marshmallow cocoa might take you back to times when you sat around a campfire. Maybe the classic dark chocolate will remind you of your childhood home. Perhaps peppermint cocoa brings out a different memory for you altogether.

Join us as we drink to old memories and to new ones with these delicious hot chocolate recipes. You can also share your favorite recipes in the comments below.

Toasted Marshmallow Cream Hot Chocolate

Coconut milk, heavy cream, dark chocolate, and marshmallow cream frosting are just a few of the ingredients in this decadent drink. Sounds good, right?

BA’s Best Hot Chocolate

This is what you’ll need to make this decadent drink: 3 tablespoons cocoa powder, 3 cups whole milk, 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, and lightly sweetened whipped cream. YUM!

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

The drink alone sounds great, but it’s the cocoa whipped cream that has us even more interested to try it! A fun note: If you’re not sure how many servings you’d like to make, the website has a neat feature. Simply hover your mouse over the serving size and a counter will appear. Slide it up or down and watch the entire recipe adjust to your needs.

mug of overflowing hot chocolate with loads of marshmallows drizzled in chocolate