Top Rated Hot Chocolate Recipes

Mexican Hot Chocolate
This Mexican version is a rich and delicious brew that is reminiscent of the one written about in Like Water for Chocolate. To be completely authentic, the hot chocolate must be mixed with a “molinillo,” a primitive-looking wooden stirrer used specifically for this purpose.Adapted from "A Reader's Cookbook" by Judith Choate.
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4.4
Nothing like a bit of hot chocolate, Disaronno, and brandy to warm up this holiday season (courtesy of the Four Seasons). 
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4
If the weather outside is frightful, do not fret. This classic recipe will hit the spot!
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4
Want a little kick in your cocoa? Try this deliciously spicy winter drink.
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4
Located internationally and in Boston, New York, Las Vegas, and Philadelphia, Max Brenner knows how to serve up a great cup of hot chocolate. Whipping together thick, homemade vanilla cream, chopped chocolate chunks, and boiled milk, this hot cocoa requires a drinker who can endure extreme richness. But if you’re up to it, this decadent cup of cocoa is more than worth the risk of a stomachache. Their special touch? Dishing up the drink in a hug mug, their trademark cup that perfectly complements the drinking experience.
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No one knows indulgences like Finale. This Boston-based desserterie and bakery embraces the full experience of hot chocolate by experimenting with the best, classic flavors to bring customers the ultimate tastes of hot chocolate. Whether you try their hazelnut, white, or dark hot chocolate, you’ll instantly love their interpretations of age-old hot chocolate recipes. But our favorite? Their saucy Chocolate Lush, which makes hot chocolate seem a bit more grown-up. Combining milk, hot chocolate, Baileys, butterscotch schnapps, and Valrhona chocolate, this drink gives cocoa unexpected maturity. With this beverage, hot chocolate is no longer restricted to a quiet night in.
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4
Irish Hot Chocolate
This recipe comes from Adelaide Mueller, our recipe tester for In the Small Kitchen. It's a "bad boy" hot chocolate, ideal for chocoholics and those who like a little something extra in their hot drink. The chopped white chocolate adds a whole other level of goodness (or badness).
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3.625
Frozen Hot Chocolate
I’m not a fan of chocolate — gasp! — but I actually like this thick, sweet dessert in a glass. If you think cocoa can only be enjoyed hot, think again. Inspired by the famous version at Serendipity in New York City, this simple recipe isn’t hard to make, and looks mighty fancy when served in classy stemware with a dollop of whipped cream. Enjoy it with a straw — or a spoon! Click here to see Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate!
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No really, it's awesome: Executive chef Andrew Cooper at the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe created this spicy variation of hot chocolate. 
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3
To accompany the fall menu at Blue Ribbon Beer Garden, a heated terrace overlooking Allen Street on the Lower East Side, Chef/Owners Bruce and Eric Bromberg serve bourbon hot chocolate, a hot-cocktail alternative to seasonal brews. Their recipe recommends homemade chocolate syrup, but a store-bought one will work in a pinch. The perfect accompaniment to Blue Ribbon Beer Garden’s Bourbon Hot Chocolate? One of their homemade, melty chocolate-chip cookies.
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No one knows indulgences like Finale. This Boston-based desserterie and bakery embraces the full experience of hot chocolate by experimenting with the best, classic flavors to bring customers the ultimate tastes of hot chocolate. Whether you try their hazelnut, white, or dark hot chocolate, you’ll instantly love their interpretations of age-old hot chocolate recipes. But our favorite? Their saucy Chocolate Lush, which makes hot chocolate seem a bit more grown-up. Combining milk, hot chocolate, Baileys, butterscotch schnapps, and Valrhona chocolate, this drink gives cocoa unexpected maturity. With this beverage, hot chocolate is no longer restricted to a quiet night in.
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2
No one knows indulgences like Finale. This Boston-based desserterie and bakery embraces the full experience of hot chocolate by experimenting with the best, classic flavors to bring customers the ultimate tastes of hot chocolate. Whether you try their hazelnut, white, or dark hot chocolate, you’ll instantly love their interpretations of age-old hot chocolate recipes. But our favorite? Their saucy Chocolate Lush, which makes hot chocolate seem a bit more grown-up. Combining milk, hot chocolate, Baileys, butterscotch schnapps, and Valrhona chocolate, this drink gives cocoa unexpected maturity. With this beverage, hot chocolate is no longer restricted to a quiet night in.
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