Indulging in a piping cup of Hot Chocolate is one of those beloved memories that I have as a child. Over the years, I have developed many fun traditions with my own children. One of my children’s favorite hot beverage is hot chocolate.

As a child, we called it hot chocolate, but as I got older I realized that others called it hot cocoa.

So whatever you want to call it….works for me.

These simple homemade hot cocoa recipes are creamy and wonderful to your tastebuds.  I decided to collect our favorites simple hot cocoa recipes from around the Internet and compile a list that I can always refer back to during the cooler months. 

So which simple hot cocoa recipe will you try first?


1. Slow Cooker White Hot Chocolate 

Perfect twist on hot chocolate for the Winter!

2. Spiked Hot Chocolate 

Delicious Hot Chocolate with a punch!

 Bourbon Spiked Hot Chocolate Recipes 

You will love this spiked hot chocolate for grown ups!

4. Red Velvet Beet Hot Chocolate 

It has beets in it, so it must be healthy, right?

5. Conversation Hearts Strawberry Hot Chocolate 

This will be a big hit for Valentines Day with your family.

6. Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix 

Nothing is cozier than homemade hot cocoa on a snowy day.

7. Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate 

Pumpkin spice creates a perfect Autumn mix! But then again, I can eat pumpkin anytime during the year.

8. Red Wine Hot Chocolate 

For the times it is cold and wine time. It’s 5:00 o’clock somewhere.

9. Cinnamon Hot Chocolate 

The cinnamon taste is Perfect for cold winter nights. 

10. Keto Hot Chocolate 

A Keto friendly way to enjoy hot chocolate. 

11. Low Carb Hot Chocolate 

Tasty hot chocolate can be low carb too! Don’t stop enjoying your favorites because you are eating a low carb diet.

12. Leprechaun Cocoa 

Spice up winter with a leprechaun twist! It’s an Irishman’s favorite.

13. Peppermint White Hot Chocolate 

If you like white chocolate then you will love this creamy concoction!

14. Nutella Hot Chocolate 

Creamy and delicious for chilly days. Who doesn’t adore Nutella?

15. Crock Pot Mexican Hot Chocolate 

A unique but tasty hot chocolate recipe. It’s always fun to try something new.

16. European- Style Hot Chocolate 

The ultimate winter indulgence!

17. Kahlua Hot Chocolate

An adult favorite is Kahlua with hot chocolate.

18. Spicy Hot Chocolate 

Warm and zippy for frosty winters!

19. Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate 

Amazing hot chocolate with creamy peanut butter! Two of my favorite things together.

20. Creamy Dulce de Leche Hot Chocolate

It’s rich, creamy, and delicious!

So whether you call it hot chocolate or hot cocoa you and your family are sure to find a few new hot and piping beverages to support with your family traditions. 

There’s nothing more fun than watching a movie or playing a game with a homemade hot cocoa recipe that makes your smile.

Please leave a link to your favorite homemade hot chocolate recipes in the comment section. We always new love suggestions for simple hot cocoa.