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18 Delicious ways to get out of your hot chocolate rut

Patricia Conte has a background in marketing communications and works as an independent writer. In 2010, she was given the opportunity to combine her love of writing and food when she started as a contributing writer for the Food channel...

Upgrade your hot chocolate with these 18 amazing flavor combos (infographic)

When there’s a chill in the air, nothing beats a mug of hot chocolate to warm you down to your toes. These pairings provide the ultimate in taste and coziness, and some are even downright decadent. Baby, when it’s cold outside (and even when it’s not), whip up a unique and flavorful batch of the ultimate in chocolaty comfort.

There are so many ways to make hot chocolate. We've gathered some of our favorite simple flavor combos. Pick out your favorite and give it a try tonight (and then try another one tomorrow!).

Upgrade your hot chocolate with these 18 amazing flavor combos (infographic)

So you've been through these but still need some warm beverage recipes to get you through the winter? Look no further. Here are some more of our coziest cold-weather recipes to fill your mug.

Pumpkin hot chocolate

Upgrade your hot chocolate with these 18 amazing flavor combos (infographic)

It’s pumpkin season! What could be more cozy and timely than a warm cup of pumpkin hot chocolate? Drink up from October to the new year.

Red velvet hot chocolate

Upgrade your hot chocolate with these 18 amazing flavor combos (infographic)

Time to bring a little dessert vibe to your hot chocolate. This red velvet hot chocolate does just that. With its pretty color, it’d be the perfect hot drink for the holidays.

Hot dark chocolate with cinnamon and cognac

Upgrade your hot chocolate with these 18 amazing flavor combos (infographic)

This winter cup of warmth is for adults only. Hot dark chocolate with cinnamon and cognac is spiked and seasoned — perfect on a cold night in.

Dairy-free peppermint hot chocolate

Upgrade your hot chocolate with these 18 amazing flavor combos (infographic)

If you’re not down with dairy, you can still enjoy a mug of hot chocolate. This dairy-free peppermint hot chocolate is made with your favorite non-dairy milk, peppermint tea and, of course, cocoa powder.

Bourbon coconut hot chocolate

Upgrade your hot chocolate with these 18 amazing flavor combos (infographic)

If you like bourbon, you'll love this bourbon coconut hot chocolate drink. The richness of coconut milk might be enough to make this hot drink a delight, but then add bourbon, heavy cream, chocolate and toasted coconut — yes, please!

Frozen hot chocolate, two ways

Upgrade your hot chocolate with these 18 amazing flavor combos (infographic)

Take your hot chocolate drinks into the deep freeze. You’ll love these options for frozen hot chocolate, two ways (milk chocolate and white chocolate), that are on the chilly but delicious side.

Hot cocoa mix ornaments

Upgrade your hot chocolate with these 18 amazing flavor combos (infographic)

If you’re looking to share the hot cocoa love with someone, try these super-cute hot cocoa mix ornaments. It’s a craft you can drink.

Slow cooker, big-batch hot chocolate

Upgrade your hot chocolate with these 18 amazing flavor combos (infographic)

Trying to warm up a crowd? Slow cooker, big-batch hot chocolate is the way to go. This is perfect for a fuss-free treat for the gang.

Recipe credits:

Lavender white hot chocolate from This Little Street
Vegan hot chocolate from Snack Girl
Aztec hot chocolate from A Beautiful Mess
Milk chocolate and peanut butter hot cocoa from Martha Stewart
Pumpkin spice hot chocolate from 100 Days of Real Food
Nutella hot chocolate from The Hungry Housewife

This post was sponsored by Marie Callender's Desserts.

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