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The December holidays are here and, whether you like it or not, the weather has gotten a little colder. Finding a good way to warm up can be difficult, so we’ve decided to share with you some hot chocolate recipes to try so you can enjoy a delicious drink to warm yourself up! By the end of this blog, you’ll be able to grab a mug, make some hot chocolate and settle into the couch in your Orangeburg, SC apartment to enjoy it!

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate


  • 2 cups whole, 2-percent or skim milk

  • 1 cup chopped best-quality semi-sweet chocolate

  • 2 tablespoons best-quality Dutched cocoa powder, such as Valhrona

  • 1 teaspoon red food coloring

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Tired of your regular hot chocolate and looking to shake things up? Try out this red velvet hot chocolate! Red velvet is just chocolate with a red coloring, but hey! It’ll look awesome and taste even better! There’s also a recipe for some marshmallow whipped cream if you’re looking to get fancy!

Peppermint Hot Chocolate


  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream

  • 1 1/2 cups milk

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

  • 3 drops peppermint oil

  • Sweetened whipped cream, for garnish

  • Chocolate shavings, for garnish


Peppermint is closely associated with the December holidays, so why not make some peppermint hot chocolate? Get a mug full of holiday cheer when you try this recipe from the Food Network!

Pumpkin Hot Chocolate


  • 2 1/2 cups milk

  • 5 Tbsp pumpkin puree

  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup

  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg

  • 1/8 tsp allspice

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate chopped


The time for pumpkin hasn’t passed yet! If you choose to still eat pumpkin pie after your holiday meal, you’re definitely able to drink some delicious pumpkin hot chocolate!