While we love mulled wine, we can't say no to a hot toddy, and we'll indulge in the occasional glass of eggnog, there's one seasonal drink that consistently comes out on the top of our most-desired beverage list each year: hot chocolate. Because the winter season is finally upon us, we turned to some of our favorite food bloggers in search of the most decadent recipes to satisfy our cravings. Spanning a spiced mocha hot chocolate, a peppermint-infused version, and even a healthy superfood-packed variation, these are the beverages we'll be sipping on all season long.
Keep scrolling for six homemade hot chocolate recipes that are well worth the extra effort. Move aside, powdered hot chocolate.
Sugar Cookie Hot Chocolate
Just when you thought hot chocolate couldn't get any sweeter, Tieghan of Half Baked Harvest whips up this decadent hot chocolate recipe that merges two of everyone's favorite holiday desserts: sugar cookies and hot chocolate.
Superfood Hot Chocolate
Filled with good-for-you ingredients like chia seeds, maca powder, and ground ginger this healthy hot chocolate recipe features buzzy superfood ingredients (so go ahead and pour yourself a second cupful).
Spiced Mocha Hot Chocolate
Spiced with cinnamon, this indulgent recipe puts a seasonal twist on the holiday classic. This hot beverage pairs well with gingerbread beignets too if you're in the mood to bake (recipe included in the link to the hot chocolate recipe above).
Peppermint Hot Chocolate
We're not going to pass up an opportunity to add seasonal flavors to our hot beverages—especially if that seasonal flavor is peppermint. Trust us when we say you're going to want to bookmark this hot chocolate recipe so you can make it all season long.
Yes, this drinking chocolate recipe is just as indulgent as its name suggests. While the recipe calls for whole milk, you could swap in coconut milk to make a vegan-friendly beverage that's just as mug-worthy.
Peppermint Drinking Chocolate
This vegan peppermint drinking chocolate is so delicious that even traditional hot cocoa lovers will ask you for the recipe. Take it from us—the homemade coconut whipped cream is well worth the extra effort to whip up too.
This story was originally published on November 16, 2015, and has since been updated.