Hot chocolate cocktails for cold winter days

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Now that cold weather is just around the corner, being warm and cozy is on our minds. Nothing is better during this time of year than snuggling up with cozy sweaters, soft blankets, warm fires and having free-license to drink hot chocolate every single day.

Whether battling the frigid temperatures of a winter snow storm or coming back inside from a day of hitting the slopes on your family vacation, nothing will warm your insides faster — or taste yummier — than a nice cup of hot chocolate. We’ve already shared a fun hot chocolate bar set up for kids, but now it’s time to spice things up a bit with a twist on this classically delicious beverage for the adults.

Hot Chocolate Recipes for Grown-Ups

Kahlua Cocoa: Hot chocolate cocktails for grown-ups

Servings: Makes one cocktail, double — or triple! — as necessary
Prep time: 20 minutes, which includes making the hot cocoa


  • 5 ounces hot cocoa, prepped your favorite way
  • 1 ounce Kahlua
  • 1 tablespoon whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Toppings of your choice: We preferred whipped cream and chocolate chips with a peppermint candy cane for an additional hint of minty flavor.

Hot Chocolate Cocktails


1. Combine warm cocoa and Kahlua in mug.
2. Add sugar and whipping cream. Sweeten to preferred taste.
3. Top with whipped cream and toppings of your choice.
4. Serve and enjoy.
Kahlua Cocoa: Adult Hot Chocolate Recipe

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The gift giving season is upon us, and who wouldn’t love a warm chocolatey surprise to brighten their chilly day? This adult hot chocolate also makes for a fun gift to surprise your loved one, share with your favorite hostess or include as a favor for your upcoming holiday party.

Simply place pre-made hot chocolate mix in a cute Mason jar and layer with mini-marshmallows. Grab your favorite festive ribbon, include our fun plaid printable (free download available here) and a mini bottle of Kahlua and you have a perfect to-go gift!

Hot Chocolate Mason Jar Gift with Printable Tag

Do you have a yummy way to spice up your hot chocolate this winter?

Meet the Author | Carrie Beth & Jen

Carrie Beth and Jen are both 30-something mothers and wives, who happen to be best friends. They both love all things preppy, southern, and just plain pretty. Between the two of them, they have 5 precious little ones and constantly have a text conversation going on about the day-to-day of their lives and the crazy adventure that is motherhood. Whether it's trying to keep up with current fashion trends, finally getting around to that DIY project, or just dealing with everyday life with kids, it always keeps them laughing and it's always real life. They share their ideas and stories on their blog, The Magnolia Mamas.

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