Easy Hot Chocolate Recipes – Spiced Hot Chocolate

Last Updated on August 14, 2020 by Ellen Christian

Wondering about easy hot chocolate recipes? With the recent snow storm here in Vermont, I have had an awful lot of shoveling to do to clear the snow out of the duck and chicken coops and the driveway at our house.  When I come back inside from all that shoveling, I am sore and cold.  By that time of the day, I’ve already had all the coffee I’m supposed to have so I’ve been searching for easy hot chocolate recipes to try.  This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.’Easy Hot Chocolate Recipes - Spiced Hot Chocolate

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Easy Hot Chocolate Recipes

This spiced hot chocolate recipe is a step above the plain hot chocolate that the kids enjoy. And, the touch of spice and bittersweet chocolate with whipped cream makes it an indulgence that I really need after all that snow shoveling.

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What you need for this spiced hot chocolate recipe

Your favorite hot chocolate mix – You can really use any hot chocolate mix in this recipe. I prefer the one I linked to because the taste is amazing, and I trust the ingredients.

Chocolate shaver – You will need a chocolate shaver to get the nice curled pieces of chocolate on top of your hot cocoa.

Milk Frother – Rather than whipped cream, I prefer to put frothed milk on top of my hot chocolate. Or, you can be totally decadent and use steamed milk and then whipped cream.

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  • 1 packet of hot chocolate mix
  • Ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves
  • Vanilla extract
  • Chopped bittersweet chocolate
  • Whipped Cream


  1. Make the hot chocolate according to the package directions.
  2. Season it with ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
  3. Add vanilla extract to taste.
  4. Add a dollop of whipped cream and shavings of chopped bittersweet chocolate.

Easy Hot Chocolate Recipes - Spiced Hot Chocolate

Of course, if you want to, you can make your own hot chocolate from scratch instead of using an instant packet. It’s really all about how much time you have and what you like. I make a really decadent hot chocolate recipe that’s just like my grandmother used to make. Or, you can make hot chocolate mix as a gift in a jar and give it to friends and family this year. Don’t forget the marshmallows. And, what’s hot chocolate without marshmallows?

So, want more hot beverage recipes?

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3 thoughts on “Easy Hot Chocolate Recipes – Spiced Hot Chocolate”

  1. I make my hot chocolate from scratch the way my mom taught me. I take unsweetened cocoa (about a tablespoon) and mix it with 2 tablespoons of white sugar. I add a little water to make almost a syrup, then I froth some milk on the stove top, mix it together, and enjoy a rich creamy chocolaty hot chocolate. Yummm :). I'm going to try adding cinnamon to it the next time I make it. :)

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