5 Easy Holiday Hot Cocoa Receipts

What comes to mind when thinking about sitting by a twinkling Christmas tree on a cold night? Hot cocoa of course! It’s everyones favorite holiday drink and we have comprised a list of 5 different takes on this famous beverage. These are super easy and super delicious. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp light chocolate syrup
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • pinch salt
  • Crushed graham crackers
  • ½ cup marshmallows

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to low broil. Place baking sheet  on middle rack.
  • Heat both water and milk in a saucepan together over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  • Mix in cocoa powder, chocolate syrup, sugar, and salt.
  • Add 2 Tbsp of crushed graham crackers in each mug.
  • Pour in hot chocolate in mugs and top with 1/4 cup marshmallows. Set mugs on the baking sheet in the oven and broil marshmallows until browned.
  • Remove mugs from the oven once marshmallows are  browned.  Top with a drizzle of chocolate syrup and extra graham cracker crumbs and serve.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups milk 
  • 2 tablespoons Nutella
  • 1-2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons  raw sugar
  • Marshmallows

Instructions

  • Heat milk in a medium sized saucepan on medium . Add the Nutella, peanut butter, cocoa powder and sugar, and whisk until dissolved and combined. Bring to a gentle simmer while stirring, and turn heat off.
  • Serve with your desired toppings.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 gallon milk
  • 2 (4-oz.) pkgs white chocolate baking bars
  • 1/2 cup crushed candy canes
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • whipped cream for serving
  • more crushed candy canes for garnish

Instructions

  • Add milk, broken up white chocolate, crushed candy canes, and vanilla to a 5-quart or larger slow cooker.
  • Cover, and cook on HIGH for 1.5 hours (stirring every 15 minutes).
  • Serve topped with whipped cream and topped with crushed candy canes for garnish.

Ingredients

  • 15 oz can pumpkin puree
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • whipped cream and cinnamon sticks for garnish

Instructions

  • In a large pot mix pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, regular milk, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice until smooth.
  • Heat over medium heat until simmering. Make sure not to boil. Mix in white chocolate chips and stir until melted.
  • Serve topped with whipped cream, cinnamon sticks, and an extra sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces white chocolate
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • Graham cracker crumbs and whipped cream

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan, warm up the milk over medium heat until hot but not boiling.
  • Turn the heat down to low then whisk in the vanilla cream cheese until melted. Whisk in the white chocolate until melted and smooth.
  • Serve immediately  with whipped cream and graham cracker crumbs on top, if desired.
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