Some of our most childlike instincts turn out to be the best ones: wanting a grilled cheese and soup on rainy days, popsicles and ice cream on warm days and hot chocolate on snowy days. We want you to be prepared for the inevitable snow day with a few go-to hot chocolate recipes, for you and the chilly ones you love.

But not all hot cocoas were created equal. We love a classic milk, cocoa and whipped cream combination -- of course -- but it's really hard for us to not tinker with things, even when they're perfect. We found some of the most stunning, craving-inducing hot cocoa recipes around. For you. Because we want you to be warm and happy. You're welcome!

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  • Double Chocolate Hot Chocolate

    <strong>Get the <a href="">Double Chocolate Hot Chocolate</a> recipe</strong>

  • Lavender Hot Chocolate

    <strong>Get the <a href="">Lavender Hot Chocolate recipe from à La Mode</a></strong>

  • Vanilla Hot Chocolate

    <strong>Get the <a href="">Vanilla Hot Chocolate Recipe from This Week For Dinner</a></strong>

  • Classic Hot Choolate

    <strong>Get the <a href="">Classic Hot Chocolate recipe from Simply Recipes</a></strong>

  • Mexican Hot Chocolate

    <strong>Get the <a href="">Mexican Hot Chocolate</a> recipe</strong>

  • Orange Hot Chocolate

    <strong>Get the <a href="">Orange Hot Chocolate recipe from Knitted Bliss</a></strong>

  • Gail's Spiced Hot Chocolate

    <strong>Get <a href="">Gail's Spiced Hot Chocolate</a> recipe</strong>

  • Mulled Wine Hot Chocolate

    <strong>Get the <a href="">Mulled Wine Hot Chocolate recipe from Citrus & Candy</a></strong>

  • Spiced Hot Chocolate

    <strong>Get the <a href="">Spiced Hot Chocolate</a> recipe</strong>

  • Triple Hot Chocolate

    <strong>Get the <a href="">Triple Hot Chocolate recipe from Souvlaki For The Soul</a></strong>

  • Spiked Hot Chocolate

    <strong>Get the <a href="">Spiked Hot Chocolate</a> recipe</strong>

  • Hot Chocolate Affogato

    <strong>Get the <a href="">Hot Chocolate Affogato recipe from Stone Soup</a></strong>

  • Thick & Rich Drinking Chocolate

    <strong>Get the <a href="">Thick & Rich Drinking Chocolate</a> recipe</strong>

  • Vegan Coconut Almond Hot Chocolate With Vegan Whipped Cream

    <strong>Get the <a href="">Vegan Coconut Almond Hot Chocolate with Vegan Whipped Cream recipe from Apron Strings</a></strong> We are not vegans. We still want to drink this.

  • White Chocolate Chai

    <strong>Get the <a href="">White Chocolate Chai</a> recipe</strong>

  • Nutella Hot Chocolate

    <strong>Get the <a href="">Nutella Hot Chocolate recipe from The Hungry Housewife</a></strong>

  • Baked Hot Chocolate

    <strong>Get the <a href="">Baked Hot Chocolate recipe from Framed Cooks</a></strong> Okay, okay. It's more of a brownie than hot chocolate... but we couldn't resist.

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