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Happy National Hot Chocolate Day! Great Recipes ToTry

 It's National Hot Chocolate and we're all excited! There's a few things more comforting than having a warm cup of rich hot choco during your down time, perhaps while curled up with a good book, or while enjoying a Netflix marathon. 

Today is the perfect day to whip up a great cup! There are numerous ways to have your hot chocolate and we're giving you a few great recipes sure to tickle your taste buds.

Whether you're looking for something cute, something began, or something unique that you can give away as gifts, you'll surely find something you love! 


Unicorn Hot Chocolate {Dairy + Gluten Free} (Celery and the City)

Unicorn hot chocolate has been very popular in social media over the past few months. You can make your own cup right in your own kitchen and fill your home with the joy of walking over a rainbow! 

"But after being overwhelmed by it's cuteness online, and finding a newfound appreciation for all things unicorn, I had to find a way to make it at least healthIER, so that kids everywhere don't just start dropping dead. I never knew that blogging would turn into a life saving endeavor."


  • 1 cup half and half {Califia Farms Better Half has the same texture as heavy cream, but is a mix of almond and coconut milks}
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk {the refrigerated kind works best, canned is too thick for this}
  • 1/2 cup vegan white chocolate chips {King David vegan, lactose free white chocolate candy melts are the best tasting. If you can have dairy, I recommend Gihardelli}
  • Pinch of natural red food coloring {Color Kitchen beet root powder natural food coloring to get the pink color}

via Unicorn Hot Chocolate {Dairy + Gluten Free} (Celery and the City)


Hot Chocolate on a Stick (Ever Mine Occasions)

If you like to have homemade hot chocolate in a jiffy, this is a perfect recipe to make ahead on a weekend. Just stir these hot chocolate sticks on a cup of warm milk and voila! Instant homemade hot chocolate!

"If you’re feeling adventurous try infusing your chocolate with different flavors such as raspberry, orange or hazelnut."


  • 8 oz baking chocolate
  • 1/4 cup of cocoa
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar

via Hot Chocolate on a Stick (Ever Mine Occasions)


The Best Vegan Hot Chocolate! (The Vegan 8)

Is it possible to have a rich, creamy cup of hot chocolate without dairy? Of course you can, with this recipe! Screenshot this recipe, whip up a cup or two tonight, and feel the stress of the day melt away!

"It is rich, creamy, but not TOO creamy. Sweetened perfectly, not too sweet and not too bitter. This is better than the dairy versions I used to drink. Made with both semi-sweet chocolate and cocoa powder, it gives a rich chocolate flavor that will warm your whole body!"


  • One 13.5 oz can "lite" coconut milk (this truly is the best milk to make hot chocolate, I would advise against subbing as others I've tried were not good. Lite leaves NO coconut taste!)
  • 2 tablespoons (12 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 heaping tablespoons (40 g) semi-sweet dairy-free chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life)
  • 1 tablespoon (20 g) pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground espresso or instant coffee (you can leave out if you want, it just makes the chocolate flavor stronger)
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Optional: whipped cream, shaved chocolate, marshmallows, etc.

via The Best Vegan Hot Chocolate! (The Vegan 8)



Make hot chocolate time a lot yummier with homemade cookies! Baking can be a lot easier and more enjoyable by using good quality silicone baking mats. Not only are silicone mats sturdy and durable. Because they're non-stick, you can also cut your clean-up time in half.


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