Festive hot chocolate 4 ways

Festive hot chocolate 4 ways

Silky, luscious hot chocolate is the perfect festive treat for the holidays. Here are 4 recipes to suit every palate including a delectable frozen version.
Course Christmas, Drinks, Festive, Hot chocolate
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 -6 cups
Author Alida Ryder



  • 4 cups milk
  • 200 g milk chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons good quality unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • whipped cream for serving


  • classic hot chocolate
  • vanilla ice cream
  • whipped cream


  • classic hot chocolate
  • 1 to t alcohol of your choice per serving
  • whipped cream for serving
  • cocoa powder/chocolate shavings for serving


  • classic hot chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Whipped cream for serving
  • sprinkles


  • To make the classic hot chocolate, combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and allow to come to a gently simmer.
  • Stir to melt the chocolate and dissolve the sugar.
  • Serve topped with whipped cream.
  • For the frozen, combine the classic  with vanilla ice cream and blend until smooth. Pour into glassed then top with whipped cream and sprinkles.
  • For the grown-up, add the alcohol of your choice to the classic. Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream and cocoa powder/chocolate shavings.
  • For the spiced, add the spices to the classic while it is simmering. Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream.