This Christmas Hot Chocolate is our NEW go-to holiday hot cocoa recipe! My kids love it because it looks festive and tastes like real cake batter. I love it because it’s so easy to make! I have a recipe card at the bottom of this page that you can scroll down to and screenshot. Or, you can scroll through the step by step directions; I know some people prefer that! Either way, I hope your family loves this as much as we do! It’s perfect for holiday movie night, for Christmas morning, and to take with us when we’re driving around to look at Christmas lights!
How to Make Christmas Hot Chocolate
You only need a few ingredients for this Christmas Hot Cocoa! The star of the show is the red velvet cake mix, of course. I used this brand, but you can use whatever you have available at your store!
Ingredients for Christmas Hot Chocolate
- Milk Chocolate Chips – If you like a richer chocolate flavor, you could absolutely choose semi-sweet chips, but we really prefer the milk chocolate taste, instead.
- Heavy Whipping Cream – This makes the Christmas Hot Cocoa extra creamy!
- Whole Milk – If you don’t mind the cocoa a bit more watery, you could use skim milk or 2 percent, but the whole milk makes the best tasting hot cocoa, in my opinion!
- Red Velvet Cake Mix – Of course!
- White Chocolate Chips – These are optional to melt and make the rim of the coffee cup look extra festive.
- Christmas Sprinkles – These are also optional, but I love how hey look on the rim of the coffee cup!
First, you need to garnish the rim of the mug. This is totally optional, of course, but I think it looks festive! Melt white chocolate chips in a small microwave safe bowl in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between each time. Dip the rim of the mug in the melted chocolate and then dip into the Christmas sprinkles.
To create the delicious Christmas Hot Chocolate, place heavy whipping cream, milk, milk chocolate chips, and red velvet cake mix in small sauce pan. While whisking constantly, slowly heat up over medium low heat. Heat until the chocolate chips are melted and everything is hot, but not boiling. Be careful to not let the milk scald. (Whisking constantly will help it from scalding.)
Pour into 2-4 mugs and enjoy immediately! (The number of servings will depend on the size of your mugs.)
What if I don’t have red velvet cake mix?
This can be made with regular chocolate cake mix, but you’ll have to add additional red food coloring if you want your hot chocolate to have the holiday red look!
What goes with Hot Chocolate at Christmas?
We love having cookies and hot chocolate. However, you might prefer something salty like popcorn or Chex mix.
More Favorite Hot Chocolate Recipes
- Reese’s Hot Chocolate Bombs – Made with real Reese’s Pieces!
- Whipped Hot Chocolate – Dalgona Style
- Caramel White Hot Chocolate
- Huge List of Hot Chocolate Recipes! – You’ll love these cozy options for cocoa!
- 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1/3 cup red velvet cake
- 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup Christmas sprinkles (many will be unused)
- Melt white chocolate chips in a small microwave safe bowl in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between each time. Dip the rim of the mug in the melted chocolate and then dip into the Christmas sprinkles. (This step is optional of course, but looks festive!
- Place heavy whipping cream, milk, milk chocolate chips, and red velvet cake mix in small sauce pan and slowly heat up over medium low heat, whisking constantly.
- Pour into 2-4 Christmas mugs, depending on the size of your mugs!
If you are not garnishing the rim of your mug, omit the white chocolate chips and the sprinkles from your recipe.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 492Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 120mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 1gSugar: 42gProtein: 6g
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!! Let me know if you try making this Christmas Hot Chocolate with your family!