There are so many words to describe hot chocolate: decadent, creamy, velvety, and rich all apply to a piping-hot mug of cocoa. So why would you want to use a packet of dry mix ever again? With one look at our list of the best hot chocolate recipes in this book, you'll realize what you've been missing out on. After all, winter only lasts for a few months, so you'll definitely want to make your winter drink indulgences count. Curl up with a Christmas movie and a batch of Nutella hot chocolate, or make a mug of sugar cookie hot chocolate (yes, that's a real thing) to keep you company while wrapping gifts. Whip up two servings of slow cooker hot chocolate when your family and friends come over on Christmas Eve (and maybe even add a spirit to make it into a cocktail). We guarantee there won't be any left.