The GOOD Hot Chocolate

I’ve been kind of a hot chocolate voyeur lately. I think it started (or restarted?) while I was looking at this beautiful vessel over the holidays. Also, I think Duff was chatting with me on Twitter about the Earl Grey hot chocolate she’d just been sipping. I started looking up GOOD hot chocolate recipes (there are A LOT of boring ones out there)–and while I was having fun bookmarking all this madness it dawned on me that I should share the choco insanity and put together a little roundup. A lot of these recipes can be made with almond milk, coconut milk or soy milk, too! You’re welcome… AND I’m sorry–all at once. ❤

♡ ➔ Cardamom & Rosewater Infused Hot Chocolate

♡ ➔ Drinking Chocolate

♡ ➔ Fresh Mint Hot Chocolate

♡ ➔ Lavender Hot Chocolate

♡ ➔ Maple Hot Cocoa Mix

♡ ➔ Pumpkin Hot Chocolate

♡ ➔ Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

♡ ➔ Cardamom & Orange Blossom Infused Hot Chocolate

♡ ➔ Churros & Chocolate

♡ ➔ Doughnut Hot Chocolate (I don’t think I could do it!)

♡ ➔ Pasilla Chile Hot Chocolate

♡ ➔ Almond Milk Chili Hot Chocolate

♡ ➔ Ancient Mayan Hot Chocolate

♡ ➔ Ginger Hot Chocolate

♡ ➔ Chocolat Chaud

♡ ➔ Spicy Hot Chocolate

♡ ➔ Rum Hot Chocolate

♡ ➔ Salted Caramel Mocha Hot Chocolate

♡ ➔ Earl Grey Hot Chocolate

♡ ➔ Peppermint Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows

Whimsy & Spice marshmallows: Maple, Vanilla Rose, Espresso, Caramel, Chocolate...

♡ ➔ Marshmallows

♡ ➔ Vegetarian Marshmallows

♡ ➔ Vegan Marshmallows

♡ ➔ Whimsy & Spice Marshmallows


If you’re in Portland–the 2012 ChocolateFest is coming up Jan 20–22!

If you are in New York–it looks like there is a Hot Chocolate Festival this February at The City Bakery! Damn–I’ll just miss it.

If you are in Oregon or Northern California–there is the 8th Annual Oregon Chocolate Festival March 2–4, 2012. I’ve been to this before–it’s fun!


Image credits: 1. Not Without Salt 2. A La Mode 3. Marx Food 4. Not Without Salt 5. Emma at Fischer Paykel 6. Whimsy & Spice 7. Willow Bird Baking 8. Fresh

24 Responses to “The GOOD Hot Chocolate”
  1. Oh wow this is an amazing post! It makes me sad, as I sip my work vending maching hot choc! Good hot chocolate is amazing ;)

  2. Mariana says:

    I know this post is supposed to be about the hot chocolate, but I can’t stop thinking about those marshmallows. :9

  3. Heather says:

    Loved this post! Mmmmmmmmmmmm!

  4. kater says:

    Bless this post!

    Ugh, I have wanted good hot chocolate for weeks and whenever I have the opportunity to order it, I forget! Ugh!

  5. erin says:

    i’ll take the cardamom and orange blossom infused. please.

  6. mandy says:

    This is an amazing resource! Bless your soul!

  7. kate says:

    I’ve been thinking about making Early Grey hot chocolate like Whimsy & Spice sells at markets for a couple weeks now NON STOP. You’ve answered my curiosity on how to do it properly. Delicious beverage, here I come!

  8. Teresa says:

    Yum! I adore hot chocolate. Have you ever had an Italian hot chocolate? Seriously, the best I’ve ever had!

    I’m going to have to try that earl grey hot chocolate very soon.

    • Jen McCabe says:

      I haven’t–I’ve only been in Italy when it was way too hot for hot chocolate. I will have to investigate this further for sure. Thanks, Teresa!

  9. This is incredible! I know not where to start.

  10. Sherry says:

    Gorgeous collection! Thank you for this post. I love it.

  11. Sarah says:

    You are the best! (and the worst!) I’ve been craving homemade hot chocolate like mad too- this is such a great resource!

  12. Gracie says:

    Is it OK that I love you?

  13. tracy says:

    running into the kitchen to make some hot chocolate!!

    dang, girl. you done inspired me!

  14. Amanda says:

    Well, this is dangerous. Yum!

  15. Love this list! Thanks for finishing off my evening plans tonight – earl grey hot chocolate it is :D