Hot Chocolate Recipes

Hot chocolate with marshmallows

When it gets cold, curling up in your Puyallup, WA apartment with a nice warm cup of hot chocolate is very inviting. In this week’s Canyon Park Apartments Blog, we’ve got a few hot chocolate recipes to help you spice up your hot chocolate game.


Pumpkin Spice Hot Cocoa


  • 2 c. milk (preferably whole)

  • 1/2 c. pumpkin puree

  • 2 tsp. pumpkin spice

  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

  • 2/3 c. white chocolate chips

  • Whipped cream, for serving

  • cinnamon-sugar, for sprinkling

  • Cinnamon sticks, optional

Pumpkin spice is closely associated with the fall, so pumpkin spice and hot chocolate are the perfect combination. No need to head out to the local Starbucks for your pumpkin spice treat, when you can make it in the comfort of your own home!


Red Velvet Hot Chocolate


  • 4 Cups Milk

  • 1 14 Ounce Can sweetened condensed milk

  • 4 Ounce Bar White Chocolate

  • 1/2 Cup chocolate chips

  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract

  • Red Gel Food Coloring 4-5 Drops

  • Whipped Cream and Red Sprinkles for Serving

This recipe requires the use of a slow cooker, but the result is well worth it! Enjoy this recipe for red velvet hot chocolate to warm you up on a cold day.


Peppermint Hot Chocolate

  • 3 cups milk

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • Pinch salt

  • 12 oz finely chopped semi-sweet chocolate (or chocolate chips)

  • ½-1 tsp peppermint extract (to taste)

If you’re a fan of peppermint, you’re going to love this recipe for peppermint hot chocolate. This marriage of minty and chocolatey is the perfect companion for a chilly night. If you want a little extra kick, you can crush up some peppermint candy cane and sprinkle it over your cup of peppermint hot chocolate!


Do you have a favorite hot chocolate recipe? Share it with our Puyallup, WA apartment community by leaving a comment for us! Thanks for reading!