The Ultimate Cosy Hot Chocolate

We're a nation of tea lovers but sometimes you just need something a little naughtier than a cup of choc to see you through the cold Winter nights, ya know?

We’re spoilt for choice for hot chocolate haunts here in Brighton but when we’re not cosying up in a café corner, we love nothing more than re-creating an indulgent beverage at home.

Little else can soothe our souls more than a mug full to the brim with rich hot chocolate, bedecked with cream and marshmallows.

From dairy-free delights to salted caramel blends, fill your boots with these epic hot chocolates & all the trimmings.


No hot choc is complete without a plethora of toppings to boot. If you fancy a festive twist, why not add some crushed candy-canes atop your hot choc? Traditional and tasty!

Squirty Cream

Hot chocolate and whipped cream go together like Beavis and Butt-Head. You know it makes sense, pile it up.

Mini Marshmallows

Melt some mini marshmallows into your hot cocoa brew for a wonderfully nostalgic cuppa. Dust with cocoa powder and enjoy!

Honeycomb Pieces

Sweet-tooth fans, try crumbling some honeycomb pieces over your cream for a crunchy toffee caramel topping.

Baileys Irish Cream

A creamy and frothy shot of Baileys in your hot chocolate provides the perfect night cap. Boozy and delicious!

Whittards Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

Peanut butter and jelly is o-l-d news, it’s all about the iconic duo that is PB and hot choc. This velvety concoction is guaranteed to keep you warm on a chilly day.

Clipper Hot Chocolate

Seriously velvety hot chocolate with a conscience – Clipper products are made with responsibly-sourced, pure natural ingredients. Ideal for a spot of evening indulgence in front of a cosy film.

Cartwright & Butler – Orange Drinking Chocolate

Will these bitesize balls even make it into a mug with hot water before they fall into our mouths? Probably not.

A hot chocolate with a festive twist. Premium sweet orange oil mixed with dark chocolate in one of the signature Cartwright & Butler kilner-style jars – it would make for a very good gift indeed, if you can bear to give it away.

Ultimate Salted Caramel Hot Choc – Fortnum & Masons

Natural 41% Columbian milk chocolate married with lingering sea salted caramel. Mother, may I?

Whittards White Hot Choc

Deliciously sweet ‘n’ creamy, this is crying out for an avalanche of marshmallows, if you’re feeling particularly wicked.

Cadbury’s Drinking Chocolate

Vegans rejoice, the Cadbury’s classic Drinking Chocolate is dairy-free and designed to be mixed with a milk of your choice. No whey? Yes way.

Mix it with your favourite plant-based milk to create a dreamy drink perfect for sippin’ on in front of a binge-worthy Netflix series.

Twinings Swiss Hot Chocolate

Snuggle up with a good book and treat yourself to a silky-smooth hot chocolate with real Swiss choc. Simply add hot milk of your choice and immerse yourself in a moment of chocolatey glee. Bliss!

Green & Blacks

Organic dark chocolate, made with raw cane sugar and cocoa powder. If you like your hot chocolate intense and full of flavour, this one will tickle your T-buds.

Galaxy Instant Hot Chocolate

Wrap yourself around a mug of Galaxy’s silky-smooth drinking chocolate. It’s the ultimate cup of comfort on a blustery day.

Hotel Chocolat

Made with grated flakes of 70% dark chocolate, this one’s perfect for anyone who prefers their chocolate to pack an authentic punch.

Lakeland Hot Chocolate Selection Gift Set

From chilli, orange, cinnamon and hazelnut, there’s something for everyone in this hot chocolate gift set. Variety is the spice of life and all that!

What’s your go-to hot chocolate order? Let us know in the comments below!

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Love the post! Feels so warm and cosy 😀 small feedback: the gif seems a bit wonky on the phone but looks perfect on the desktop, thought the team would want to know. Loving all the content!


OMG yum! My go to at a cafe is for sure a hot chocolate 🙂
Brianna |

Macey @ Brine & Books

These look unbelievably lush and scrumptious!! This is just reminding me that I have a few Pinterest hot choc recipes saved that I have yet to make :’)

Rebecca Bentley

I love a mint hot choc or one with hazelnut syrup in.

Toni Marie

I love to make a cadburys hot chocolate topped with a handful of mini marshmallows and then followed with some scooshy cream and sprinkles of cinnamon! SO yummy :))

Kate Mitchell

I didn’t Know the cadburys hot chocolate was dairy free, I will defo be picking some of this up asap x


I love hot chocolate from insomnia cafe, it comes with whipped cream and sprinkles of chocolate. The chocolate is mixed with the milk by hand and you can watch as they prepare it. By far the best place for a hot chocolate in Dublin city!

Lauren Bell

This looks unreal!! i NEED!!


Hot chocolate with squirty cream is the best. xo

Oomph London

Natalie Ann Redman

Great hot chocolates!

Melanie Forsyth

In costas it’s the black Forest hot chocolate or the after 8 mint.
In hotel chocolat its they’re salted caramel or mint hot chocolate.
In Starbucks it’s the signature hotel chocolate with cream marshmallows and cinnamon dusting.

At home I vary between the options satchets,the Cadbury hot chocolate tub I also like the galaxy hot chocolate but always with cream and sprinkles sometimes cinnamon or chocolate dusting.

I just love hot chocolate😍😍😍😍😍

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