15 Hot Chocolate Recipes You Can Cozy Up To While Juno Wreaks Havoc Outside

Everybody joked Winter Storm Juno would be all fluff and no flurry (get it?), but a few hours in and I was already a little nervous I didn't stock up on enough junk food from the grocery store. While the white stuff wreaks havoc on our plans (LOL not — nothing can stop me from watching The Bachelor train wreck we all know and love), one thing I am grateful for is unlimited opportunities over the next two days to make my favorite drink of the season: Hot chocolate.

And since we'll all be stuck inside with far too much time on our hands, what better time than now to try out these 15 gooey, rich, creamy, and silky smooth hot chocolate recipes? Since the store shelves are near empty — and you'll probably barely be able to make your way past your front door — you might have to get creative when it comes to recreating these chocolatey miracles. Even if you can't make anything but the boxed kind, these decadent, sweet treats are still delicious to look at.

by Kylie McConville

Gluten-Free Hot Chocolate

Everything you love about a snow day — and it’s gluten-free! Kudos to Brave Tart for putting this genius, gooey recipe together.

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Toasted Marshmallow Cream Hot Chocolate

If you’re going to cheat on your diet, there’s no better way to do it than with How Sweet It Is’ recipe. This time around, she’s tempting us with toasted marshmallow cream… and there’s no way we can say “no” to that.

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Mexican Hot Cocoa

Pastry Affair makes this Mexican hot chocolate recipe with powdered milk for a silky, creamy finish you can’t say no to. (Trust me, I tried.)

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Matcha White Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate that’s… healthy? Yep! Love and Lemons has somehow managed to take our timeless guilty pleasure and add a healthy twist.

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Sipping Hot Chocolate

Be still my heart. Deliciously Yum! managed to create perfection in a mug.

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Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

Peanut butter? Oh yeah, The Messy Baker went there. (And we’re so glad she did.)

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Crock Pot Coconut Hot Chocolate

If you wondered whether or not there was anything better than regular hot chocolate, let How Sweet It Is tell you the answer is Crock Pot hot chocolate.

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Frozen Hot Chocolate

If you can’t get to Serendipity, why not bring Serendipity to you? Your Cup of Cake shows us how.

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Skinny Hot Chocolate

The Fromagette reveals there’s no reason to waiver from your diet on a snow day. You can have your hot cocoa and eat it too — without feeling like you’ve got to make up for it every night at spin this week.

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Peppermint Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Whipped Cream

It may not be the holiday season, but there’s just something about adding peppermint to your hot chocolate that makes it taste like Christmas in a cup all year round. Baked by Rachel is keeping us in the festive spirit, even though it might blizzard outside.

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Salted Caramel Vodka Hot Chocolate

OK, serious question: Is it even a snow day if you aren’t maybe a teeny bit drunk while you watch rom-coms all afternoon? London Bakes says it’s not.

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Salted Caramel Mocha Hot Chocolate

A little sweet, a little savory, and a whole lot of chocolate. Even better? You can make this Willow Bird Baking recipe ahead of time. (AKA tonight!)

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Cioccolata Calda

On snowy, cozy days, I like to pretend I’m somewhere else. Like in Italy, sipping an authentic Cioccolata Calda (the Italian version of hot chocolate). It just sounds so sexy. Thankfully, Apron and Sneakers makes it possible to have my snow and my Calda too.

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Hot Chocolate With Heavy Cream

A Farm Girl Dabbles’ all-American take on hot chocolate will warm you straight to your heartstrings. It’s rich, creamy, and dangerously smooth… like so smooth you’ll be on cup number four with no memory of how you got there. (Not speaking from experience, but you know…)

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Hot Dark Chocolate With Cinnamon And Cognac

The real treat is a hot chocolate recipe that uses dark chocolate, liquor, and spice as its base. So we’ll just leave this Apron and Sneakers stunner right here in case you get thirsty…

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