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5 Hot Cocoa Recipes

One of the ways that I have spent the last few years beating the winter blues is by getting out and about just for a short time each day or longer if the weather is nicer and it really works but I always return cold. Nothing warms me up quicker than a cup of Hot Cocoa and today I’m sharing 5 of my favourite hot chocolate recipes that you can make at home to warm you up this winter.

5 Hot Cocoa Recipes - winter warmers for Moms and Kids including a Frozen Themed Hot Chocolate

Some are suitable for the kids to enjoy others have a slight addition making them unsuitable but they are all delicious. Share in the comments below your favourite Hot Cocoa or Chocolate Recipe I can’t wait to try some new ones.

5 Hot Chocolate Recipes

Frozen themed hot cocoa

Yes we’re now Frozen mad, after holding out till just before Christmas 2014 to see it we finally got around to it and between Christmas and New Year we watched it daily as well as played with various toys so, a hot chocolate recipe list for us wouldn’t be complete without a Frozen themed hot chocolate from Sweet Caroline’s Corner.

Crock Pot Hot Chocolate

Ohhh yes – hot chocolate in the crock pot, almost on tap – prepare the night before and leave to simmer overnight waking up to a house smelling of hot chocolate, or go out for a long winters walk and come back to this with no wait. There are lots of recipes but this one from The Frugal Girls comes top of my list.

5 Hot Cocoa Recipes - winter warmers for Moms and Kids including a Frozen Themed Hot Chocolate

Nutella Hot Cocoa

If there is one thing we always have in our pantry it’s nutella or a similar own brand spread – the kids love it and it’s a great way to give them slow release energy throughout the day. This recipe for Nutella hot cocoa is a great one that has the slightly nutty flavour of Nutella to it from The Hungry Housewife.

Irish Hot Cocoa

Now this has to be a favourite of mine – Irish Hot Cocoa, using a splash of my favourite Baileys to a delicious homemade hot chocolate mix will warm your bones on a cold winters night. This recipe from Spiced for Irish Hot Cocoa is delicious.

Dairy and Sugar Free Hot Chocolate

When pregnant with my youngest I had gestational diabetes and this meant sugar was off the menu and for me milk as well (which was not good for my heartburn I can tell you) but that winter was cold and snowy so finding dairy and sugar free hot chocolates that tasted good was a must for me. Although not the exact recipe that I used 4 years ago this is very very similar and tastes delicious Dairy and Sugar Free Hot Cocoa recipe from Whole New Mom.

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5 Hot Cocoa Recipes - winter warmers for Moms and Kids including a Frozen Themed Hot Chocolate

Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.


  1. These look fantastic. It’s been mighty chilly here in New England. I made crock pot hot chocolate last year and I had forgotten about it until now. This might be a perfect day for it, and it might help my little ones with their sore throats as chocolate makes everything better πŸ™‚

  2. Thank you so much for including my Irish Hot Cocoa on this list! It’s snowing here today, and I think I might need to try all 5 of these this afternoon. πŸ™‚

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