Recipes for National Hot Chocolate Day
January 31, 2024

Happy National Hot Chocolate Day!

In honour of the occasion today we bring you five recipes you can make using our Co-op Gold Instant Hot Chocolate!

Hot Chocolate

Of course we’re starting off with a cup of good old-fashioned hot chocolate – after all it’s what today is all about!


  • ¼ cup of hot chocolate mix
  • 1 cup of milk or water


  1. Steam your milk or water on medium heat. Add in the hot chocolate mix, stirring it until its fully blended.
  2. Pour the drink into a mug, sprinkle on some toppings if your choice, and enjoy!

Hot Chocolate Popsicles

Hot chocolate popsicles are a fun and tasty way to enjoy a traditionally warm drink. Making them is also incredibly easy! Simply prepare the Co-op Gold Instant Hot Chocolate as you normally would by adding the mix into steaming water or milk, and let it sit until it’s cooled off. Following that, pour the drink into popsicle molds and set it in the freezer for a few hours to form, and once the liquid and completely solidified you can remove the mold and enjoy!

Hot Chocolate Rice Krispy Squares

Hot Chocolate Rice Krispy Squares are a delightful twist on the classic Rice Krispy squares, infusing the comforting flavors of hot chocolate into a beloved childhood treat. This recipe combines the gooey marshmallow and crunchy cereal base with the comforting essence of hot chocolate mix, resulting in a delicious treat!


  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 cup of hot chocolate mix
  • 10 ounces of mini marshmallows
  • 6 cups of Rice Krispies cereal


  1. Set the stove temperature to low heat, and in a pot or saucepan of your choice, melt the butter. Add in the marshmallows and stir them until they’re completely melted.
  2. Take the saucepan off the stove and pour in the Rice Krispies cereal along with the hot chocolate powder. Stir together the cereal, hot chocolate powder, and melted marshmallows until they’re well mixed.
  3. Remove the mixture from the saucepan, pouring it into a baking pan lined with parchment paper (an 8x8 baking pan is ideal for the measurements of this recipe). Lightly press the mixture into the dish while its still malleable and warm. Let the pan cool for a few minutes.
  4. Once the mixture has mostly cooled off, cut it into squares and enjoy!

Recipe Credit: Amanda Davis/

Hot Chocolate Mousse

Hot chocolate mousse is an indulgent dessert that brings together the decadence of traditional mousse with the rich flavor of hot chocolate. This recipe walks you through making the best of both worlds!


  • 2 cups of heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup of powdered sugar
  • 2.5 ounces of hot chocolate mix
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Using an electric mixer, beat the heavy whipping cream on high speed. Continue this until the cream starts to thicken.
  2. Add in the powdered sugar and hot chocolate mix, and beat on medium speed until both items have completely blended in.
  3. On high speed, beat in the cinnamon and vanilla until mousse starts to form.
  4. Scoop the mousse into ready to serve dishes of your choice and refrigerate them until the mousse has set and is ready to serve. You can garnish the mousse with toppings of your choice!

Recipe Credit: Bree Hester/

Hot Chocolate Oatmeal

Hot chocolate oatmeal is an easy to make dish that’s both nourishing and mouthwatering at the same time. Use this recipe to make yourself a hearty breakfast or a healthy snack.


  • 1 cup of milk
  • ½ cup of old fashioned or rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons of hot chocolate mix


  1. In a small saucepan, heat the milk on medium heart. Pour in the oats, chia seeds, and hot chocolate powder.
  2. Keep the mixture on the heat until it comes to a boil, stirring it often. Following that, let it simmer on low heat for approximately 4-5 minutes.
  3. Transfer the oatmeal into a bowl, and you are done! For an extra treat, you can top your oatmeal with a few mini marshmallows.

Recipe Credit: ATasteOfMadness/