The holidays are officially in full swing and there is nothing quite as magical as this time of year. Beautiful decorations, visiting family and friends or partaking in winter activities. What makes the holiday season even more magic? Enjoy all these wonderful activities with steaming hot cocoa.

There is nothing quite like the feeling of steaming hot cocoa after a cold skate under the twinkly lights or a day of tobogganing with your friends. We have rounded up some of the best holiday hot cocoa recipes for you to try.

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Kahlua Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate with a splash of Kahlua? Yes please! What more can you ask for? This recipe is quick and easy, with a total prep and cook time of 10 minutes. It is the perfect recipe for a skate night date night.

French Hot Chocolate

We all know that the French are masters when it comes to food and sweets and their hot chocolate is no different. Made with heavy cream, dark chocolate, and powdered sugar this is a mouth-watering rich and creamy hot chocolate. To finish it off, add a tiny bit of whip cream to balance out the rich and sweet flavours.

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Vegan Mexican Hot Chocolate

This Vegan Mexican Hot Chocolate is a healthier version of the beverage that is still the perfect amount of sweet with just a hint of spice. Made with a combination of almond milk, coconut milk, dairy-free dark chocolate, cocoa powder, ground cinnamon, ground red cayenne pepper, a pinch of salt and coconut sugar, this recipe is the perfect spicy and sweet option for a vegan or for a non-vegan.

Baileys Irish Cream Hot Chocolate

This recipe is the perfect winter warmer. Does nothing scream the holidays quite like Baileys but Baileys and hot chocolate? Serve this Baileys hot chocolate at your holiday party and everyone will be asking you for this recipe!

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Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

Nothing says the holidays quite like peppermint. This hot chocolate is both a festive look and festive tasting. A combination of white chocolate and peppermint? It can’t get any better than that! This recipe is perfect for a night in by the Christmas tree watching your favourite holiday movies.

Whether you are out on a cold night skating, you are sitting in your home watching a holiday movie, or maybe you are having a party, hot chocolate is always the perfect option to get you in the holiday mood. Add a candy cane to any recipe to make it extra festive!

Published by HOLR Magazine.