It’s beginning to feel like WINTER outside, and that means a lot of things: pulling out your warm, puffy coats, warming your hands by a crackling fireplace, remembering where you stored the sled from last year, and of course, hot chocolate! This cozy sweet treat is a staple in just about every home during the winter months, so we decided to see if there’s any way to liven up this classic beverage. Thank you, Pinterest, for really opening up the realm of hot chocolate possibilities!

Slow Cooker Peppermint Mocha Snugglers


Crazy for Crusts has come up with a slow cooker hot chocolate recipe that’s great for kids AND adults — add peppermint coffee creamer for the kids, then add espresso and schnapps for the adults. YUM. Check out Dorothy’s blog for instructions and more info.

Disney’s Frozen’s White Hot Chocolate


Are your littles still obsessed with Frozen? If so, this is the drink for them (or anyone who loves white chocolate). Sparkles & Sprinkles has all the details on her blog. The presentation is just gorgeous, not to mention yummy!

Grinch Hot Chocolate


For all the grumpy Grinch characters in your life, this will change their mood around! I love this outside-the-box recipe from Cooking with Curls, which also uses white chocolate.

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate


Why not add the flavor of one of the season’s most popular cookies to your hot chocolate? Elizabeth from Frugal Mom Eh! blends the tastes together to make one delicious drink using coconut milk, honey and lots of spices, and of course, dark chocolate. Yum!