It may not quite be snowing in Bangkok, but temperatures are dropping, and festive spirits are on the rise.

And whilst we’ll admit we don’t really ‘need’ hot chocolate to ‘warm us up,’ we can admit that it is still quite the holiday staple.

Whether you’re hosting a Christmas party at your house very soon, or simply want to cosy up with a Christmas movie and get into the swing of things, here, we’ve collated our favourite hot chocolate recipes of the minute. Check it out.

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Hot Chocolate with whipped cream

A full mug of rich hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings is the perfect way to start a wintry morning.

Hot chocolate with bourbon

Hot chocolate as a drink is anything but basic. Though on special occasions, if you fancy making it fancier, then add a little bourbon to enhance its taste.

French-style hot chocolate

Think a beautiful blend of cinnamon, vanilla essence, and dark chocolate. We are already drooling over it. Stay warm this winter with the best hot chocolate recipes.

One-cup hot chocolate

Craving a tasty mug full of hot chocolate, but no patience for it? Then give this quick one-cup hot chocolate recipe a try. It’s not very chocolaty but also not too white with milk. Just perfect.

No cocoa powder hot chocolate

Once you learn how to make the best hot chocolate without the powder, there’s never going back to that method. This method gives you a creamy, rich, smooth chocolate drink, with added vanilla and a touch of whipped cream.

This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia India