Time to toss the pumpkin lattes and steamy ciders to make room for some holiday cheer. As the snowflakes fall and lights are strung, we get to welcome a whole new slew of hot drinks to be *super* excited about. Holiday faves such as eggnog, spiced wine and peppermint have been popping up, and there are a ton of wonderful ways to use them. The common thing to do is to throw them into desserts, but we’re doing one better. We’ve got 15 over-the-top mugs of heart-warming goodness that will have you opting to drink your holiday treats.

Crockpot Toasted Marshmallow Hot Chocolate Holiday Treat Recipe

1. Crockpot Toasted Marshmallow Hot Chocolate: If you thought biting into melty s’mores was as good as toasted marshmallows could get, we’re about to blow your minds. This hot mug of chocolatey goodness is loaded with melted toasted marshmallows, giving it a sweet yet roasted flavor. (via Chelsea’s Messy Apron)

Spiced Orange Mocha Hot Chocolate Holiday Drink Recipe

2. Spiced Orange Mocha Hot Chocolate: This steamy mug of hot chocolate is like no other. Blending bright and tangy citrus flavors with the deep and rich notes of cocoa is a thing of brilliance. Top it off with a bunch of goodies and you’ve got yourself a mug of sheer bliss. (via The Cupcake Confession)

Boozy Raspberry Hot Chocolate Holiday Drink Recipe

3. Boozy Raspberry Hot Chocolate: What’s better than raspberries and chocolate? A tasty and boozy raspberry-infused *hot* cocoa made with real chocolate, milk and cream. Seriously, ditch the powder packet. This stuff is for real. (via Host the Toast)

Pomegranate Orange Mulled Wine Holiday Drink Recipe

4. Pomegranate Orange Mulled Wine: We don’t want to knock hot chocolate or steamy apple cider; they’re delicious! But nothing will warm the cockles of your heart quite like mulled wine. Spiced to perfection, this blend brings pomegranate in for a fun twist. (via To Live and Diet in L.A.)

Tahini Hot Chocolate Holiday Drink Recipe

5. Tahini Hot Chocolate: Because this delectable mug of hot cocoa doesn’t contain white sugar, we’re going to chalk it up to being a healthier spin on a rich and caloric treat. This concoction is vegan, GF and lightly spiced with cinnamon and anise. (via JuYogi)

Sugar Cookie White Hot Chocolate Holiday Drink Recipe

6. Sugar Cookie White Hot Chocolate: This holiday beverage is *everything* that is unique, exciting and downright heavenly. Give it a rest with the candy canes, marshmallows and chocolate shavings; it’s all about the sugar cookie. (via Say Grace)

Cardamom Hot Chocolate With Homemade Marshmallows Holiday Drink Recipe

7. Cardamom Hot Chocolate With Homemade Marshmallows: Up your hot chocolate game with hefty and tasty homemade marshmallows. This sweet and creamy drink will satisfy your sweet tooth all while warming the soul with a hit of cardamom. (via Chocolate and Connie)


8. Peanut Butter and Jelly Hot Chocolate: This recipe turns a childhood classic into a luscious hot cocoa, and we couldn’t be more in love. The only way to warm up this winter is to melt velvety chocolate with silky PB and top it off with your fave berry flavor. (via Bless Her Heart Y’all)


9. Applejack Hot Toddy: The best way to warm yourself at the end of the day — or in soggy weather — is to sip on a remedying hot toddy. Applejack brandy, lemons and honey create a drink that is as soothing as it is delicious. (via Platings and Pairings)


10. Peppermint Hot Chocolate: Whether you’re returning from a day of skiing or settling in to spend an afternoon gift-wrapping, a classic peppermint hot chocolate should be by your side. This one is naturally sweetened with honey or maple syrup. (via Emma’s Little Kitchen)


11. Slow Cooker Caramel Hot Chocolate: For some, a chocolate treat simply isn’t complete without the addition of oozing caramel; this hot chocolate caters to that crowd. Treat yourself this holiday season and indulge in this creamy and dreamy mug of hot cocoa. (via Kristeena Michelle)


12. Naughty Nice Hot Cocoa With Spiked Eggnog Marshmallows: This overflowing mug of joy brings us an exciting twist to hot chocolate as we know it. Rum-infused marshmallows float atop a rich and (optionally) boozy hot cocoa, creating the most splendid indulgence. (via Half Baked Harvest)


13. Crockpot Hot Chocolate With Chai: You know that chai latte from the coffee shop you continuously lust for? Well, there’s a new mouth-watering chai concoction in town, and you can make it in the comfort of your own kitchen. (via April Golightly)


14. Hot Chocolate With Cinnamon: If you’re less into the elaborate hot cocoas drizzled with sweet sauce and are more into a simple spice, this mug is for you. Sometimes all you need is a little cinnamon to amp things up. (via Missis N)


15. Pumpkin Gingerbread Hot Cocoa: Not over the pumpkin spice craze? It’s okay; this hot cocoa has your back. It incorporates the flavors of fall and winter into one mug, creating the perfect pick-me-up for a dark and cold day. (via Live Eat Learn)

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