Skye Sonnega | Jan 10, 2022

5 Must Try Unique Hot Chocolate Recipes

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Taking the first sip of hot chocolate is like being wrapped in a soft blanket, especially on a cold day! If you’re looking to spice up your regular cup of Swiss Miss, you’ve come to the right place. In this blog we cover the best unique hot chocolate recipes. Turns out, there are a wide variety of ways to make hot chocolate, find your favorite here: 


1. Peppermint Hot Chocolate

If you’re a fan of peppermint bark, you’ll love a creamy peppermint hot chocolate. Melt peppermint baking chips into your chocolate-y beverage, and add a candy cane on top for garnish. If you’re feeling something boozy, add a shot of peppermint Schnapps for some additional minty flavor. This hot chocolate variation is perfect for the holidays, or for spending a cozy day inside on the couch. 

For those chilly days where you need a little extra, use the Toddy XL 32 oz tumbler to sip on your cocoa. This versatile tumbler is the first of its kind to have a fully leak-proof lid, so you can safely sip wherever you please! Made with triple-insulated stainless steel, the Toddy XL will keep your hot chocolate toasty from the first sip to the last. 

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2. Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

There’s nothing better than a combination of a little salty and a little sweet. Salted caramel hot chocolate fits both of these conditions, and is the perfect level up from your average cup of hot cocoa. Simply stir salted caramel sauce into your favorite homemade or store bought hot cocoa for extra flavor. Top with whipped cream and more caramel sauce and enjoy!

3. Earl Grey Hot Chocolate 

Tea and chocolate may seem like a less predictable pairing, but together they are an incredibly satisfying duo. Create earl grey hot chocolate by steeping your tea in creamy milk, then mixing in the hot cocoa. The tea will bring out a rich and deep flavor from the chocolate, creating a warm flavor with each sip. 

Enjoy your tea hot chocolate in the Toddy 16 oz tumbler. The Toddy is everything you love about the XL, just half as much for when you need a smaller pick-me-up. Bring your warm beverage on the go with the fully leak-proof locking lid. Savor your tasty beverage without having to worry about spills!

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4. Mexican Hot Chocolate

Mexican hot chocolate is lightly spiced, and irresistibly tasty. With ground cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and just a bit of cayenne, you’ll want second helpings after trying a cup of this unique hot chocolate. This drink is perfect for a night cap to relax before bedtime, or serving up for friends! 

When you want to enjoy your hot cocoa in your new fuzzy white sweater, use the Imperial Pint for sipping. Like other BrüMate products, this 20 oz tumbler is 100% leakproof! The Imperial Pint also doubles as a cocktail glass, pint glass, and even a shaker (parts sold separately). Use this tumbler not only for tasty hot cocoa, but also for your next cocktail creation. 


5. Matcha Hot Chocolate

Matcha hot chocolate can be unexpected, but is a great way to level up your hot cocoa, or matcha! Matcha is a type of green tea that is best served with something sweet and creamy. Because of this, white chocolate is the perfect ingredient to add that extra smooth and sweet flavor. If you’re a matcha fan, you won’t want to miss out on this creative recipe. 

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Find Your Favorite Hot Chocolate Tumbler With BrüMate

Creating new variations of your favorite hot chocolate is an excellent snow day activity. Have a recipe you want to share? Tag us on Instagram with your go-to hot cocoa variation! 

Whether you’re a fan of hot or cold drinks, we’ve got you covered. Visit the BrüMate bestsellers to find your next hot chocolate tumbler!