Welcome to the Hot Chocolate Guide. Your definitive source for everything Hot Chocolate.

Hot Chocolate Recipes – How to Make Hot Chocolate

The world is filled with millions of places to find great hot chocolate recipes. Here is a list of the very best sites to find the perfect hot chocolate idea.

  • Large index of exquisite home made hot chocolate recipes at > Allrecipes.com
  • Savory review of the worlds leading hot chocolate recipes > brit.co
  • Unique hot chocolate recipes like white hot chocolate, alcohol hot chocolate, coconut hot chocolate > Foodnetwork.com
  • HERSHEY’S vision of the perfectly hot cocoa recipe > Hersheys.com
  • The epicurious version of perfect hot chocolate > Epicurious.com
  • Home made hot chocolate from Martha Stewart > Marthastewart.com
  • Tahini Hot Chocolate from bonappetit > bonappetit.com
  • Red Velvet Hot Chocolate from McCormick > mccormick.com
  • Cookies and Cream Hot Chocolate from the recipe critic > therecipecritic.com

Popular Hot Chocolate Flavors

Hot chocolate inspires an infinite range or delicious flavor options. Here are a few worlds leading favorite types of hot chocolate:

Mexican Hot Chocolate

Mexican Hot chocolate is modern recipe based on ancient tradition. You will love this delicious treat.

White Hot Chocolate

White Hot Chocolate is a refreshing alternative to conventional milk or dark hot chocolate.

Starbucks Hot Chocolate

While Starbucks makes exceptional coffee products, their hot chocolate has become a world favorite. With this recipe now you can make it at home.,

Unique Hot Chocolate Recipes

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

This recipe is for the serious peanut butter lover. It is like drinking peanut butter chocolate heaven.

Hot Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

This recipe will blow your mind. Cupcakes filled with hot chocolate will amaze you.

S’mores Hot Chocolate Recipe

S”mores and hot chocolate are two family favorites that taste great together.

Hot Chocolate Calories

Calories in hot chocolate can vary greatly depending on the recipe. Here is list from some of our favorites:

  • Swiss Miss = Calories 60
  • Starbucks Hot Chocolate – no whipped cream = Calories 204
  • Ghirardelli Hot Cocoa = Calories 140
  • Dunkin Donuts Hot Chocolate = Calories 220
  • Nestle Hot Cocoa Mix = Calories 80

As you can see calories really depends on the brand and flavor of hot chocolate so do your research. Caloriecount.com has an incredible list of calories for every possible type of hot chocolate. Check out their site here: caloriecount.com

Hot Chocolate & Health

There is no question that hot chocolate can be considered a benefit to your health. To learn more about this fascinating research you should explore the following articles:

  • Drinkable chocolate has been used for years to treat ailments and maladies. When chocolate made its way to France in the 17th century, it was used “to fight against fits of anger and bad moods.” Which wasn’t just the French being French, it was truly insightful, given that modern research has discovered that chocolate reduces levels of stress hormones in the bodies of people feeling highly freaked out. According to a study conducted at Cornell University, the antioxidant concentration in hot cocoa is almost twice as strong as red wine. Cocoa’s concentration was two to three times stronger than that of green tea and four to five times stronger than that of black tea. Read more at mnn.com: Health benefits of drinking hot cocoa
  • Drinking hot chocolate made specifically from unsweetened dark chocolate can carry significant health benefits. Researchers at Harvard Medical School analyzed 21 studies that involved more than 2,500 participants and found that drinking chocolate is associated with reduced blood pressure, improved blood vessel health and lowering LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and elevating HDL (“good”) cholesterol. Earlier evidence also suggested that drinking cocoa may be responsible for the very low incidence of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer.
    Read more at inquisitr.com > Amazing benefits of hot chocolate

The History of Hot Chocolate

Conquistador Girolamo Benzoni, one of the first to taste the spicy Aztec beverage called cacahuatl, wrote, “It seemed more a drink for pigs than a drink for humanity. I was in this country for more than a year and never wanted to taste it, and whenever I passed a settlement, some Indian would offer me a drink of it and would be amazed when I would not accept, going away laughing. But then, as there was a shortage of wine. . . .” Learn all about the hisotry of hot chocolate from this amazing article at history.org > History Of Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate & Science

The hot chocolate effect is a phenomenon of wave physics first recognized in 1982 by Frank Crawford, where the pitch sound from tapping a cup of hot chocolate rises after the addition of a soluble powder. This phenomena was first observed in the making of hot chocolate. It can be observed by pouring hot milk into a mug, stirring in chocolate powder, and tapping the bottom of the mug with a spoon while the milk is still in motion. The pitch of the taps will increase progressively with no relation to the speed or force of tapping. Subsequent stirring of the same solution (without adding more chocolate powder) will gradually decrease the pitch again, followed by another increase. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_chocolate_effect