Hot chocolate party time! How to host a host chocolate bar party with different flavors of easy hot chocolate. Classic hot chocolate, raspberry white hot chocolate, and matcha hot chocolate! Hot chocolate made with cocoa powder is the best!

Hot chocolate party. Homemade Hot Cocoa Recipes: raspberry hot cocoa, matcha hot chocolate, and regular hot chocolate recipes.

Hot chocolate is a food group in my house right now. We’ve been making it so many different ways lately, and I wanted to capture all of the recipes for Camille. Just so you know, Camille fully approves of all of these flavors except the matcha…I don’t give my kid caffeine and neither should you.

Ok, fine fine, she definitely steals sips of my coffee in the mornings but it’s decaf, so..

I use all different types of milk for my hot chocolate, including cow’s milk, almond milk, soy milk, and coconut milk. It depends on the flavor I’m making that day.

I love hosting a hot chocolate party for book club, after-church gatherings, and any other winter family gathering.


How to host a hot chocolate party with 3 flavors of hot chocolate:


Hot chocolate party: Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe for Two

I make this hot cocoa two ways: one for adults and another way for kids. As predicted, I use half the amount of sugar for the kids’ version. I am nothing if not that mom that monitors her kid’s sugar intake and counts the number of vegetable servings she eats in a day. No, I’m not a control freak, why do you ask?

This hot cocoa recipe is sweet enough that a kid thinks it’s a treat, and because maple syrup marshmallows are piled on top, it actually ends up being perfectly sweet.

For regular hot chocolate, I use coconut or almond milk.

For each mug: 1 cup coconut milk + 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder + 2 tablespoon coconut sugar.

That’s my basic recipe, but I do like to add a tiny pinch of salt and a splash of vanilla, too. Remember to halve the amount of sugar for kiddos.



Hot chocolate party: Homemade raspberry hot cocoa recipe with white chocolate and raspberries

This is probably my favorite recipe for hot cocoa. Even though it uses white chocolate (and therefore has white sugar in it), I think it’s balanced by the raspberries. I justify every food indulgence in my life by adding a little something healthy.

Make sure to use real white chocolate (white baking chips are not what you want here). I chop a 4-ounce bar of real white chocolate. For this hot cocoa, I use regular cow’s milk.

For each mug: 1 cup milk + 1/2 cup raspberries + 2 ounces white chocolate.

As always, a pinch of salt and splash of vanilla are always welcome.



Hot chocolate party: Matcha Hot Chocolate Recipe with White Chocolate

And finally, matcha white hot cocoa. This is what I make for myself when I need a little energy boost in the afternoon. For the most part, Camille doesn’t mind that my hot cocoa is green while her mug is brown or pink. She snatched a matcha marshmallow off the top once and didn’t even bat an eye.

For matcha hot chocolate, I use soy milk. It just feels right because that’s what I use when I make matcha lattes at home. Here’s my favorite brand of matcha powder.

For each mug: 1 cup soy milk + 2 teaspoons matcha green tea powder + 2 ounces white chocolate.

Hot chocolate party: Hot chocolate recipe using cocoa powder

You should have enough hot cocoa options to get you through Spring! I hope you have a great hot chocolate party!

Yield: 2 mugs

Hot Chocolate Party!

Hot Chocolate Party!

Three ways to make 2 mugs of fun flavored hot chocolate!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


For plain hot chocolate:

  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2-4 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • splash of vanilla

For raspberry hot cocoa:

  • 1 cup raspberries (frozen are fine)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 ounces real white chocolate, chopped
  • pinch of salt
  • splash of vanilla

For the matcha white hot cocoa:

  • 2 cups soy milk
  • 4 teaspoons matcha green tea powder
  • 4 ounces real white chocolate, chopped
  • pinch of salt


  1. To make plain hot chocolate, warm the coconut milk in a small saucepan. It's ready when bubbles form around the edges of the pan and steam comes off the surface; it's best not to let it boil. Divide the cocoa powder and coconut sugar between two mugs. Once the milk is hot, pour it into the mugs slowly while whisking. Whisk until frothy, and stir in a small pinch of salt and vanilla. Taste and adjust, as needed.
  2. To make raspberry hot cocoa: place the raspberries in the bottom of a blender. Meanwhile, heat the milk in a small saucepan until just bubbling around the edges. Add the chopped white chocolate, and let sit for 5 minutes to melt it. Whisk together very well, and add the milk mixture into the blender with the raspberries. Blend until very smooth. Add a small pinch of salt and vanilla. Taste and adjust, as needed.
  3. To make the matcha hot chocolate: pour the soy milk into a small saucepan and heat until just bubbling around the edges. Ad the chopped white chocolate, and let set for 5 minutes to melt it. Whisk together very well. Meanwhile, sift the matcha powder into two mugs. When the milk and chocolate mixture is smooth, slowly whisk it into the mugs. With matcha, it's best to start with a small amount of liquid and whisk vigorously until all of the powder is dissolved before slowly adding the rest of the milk.
  4. *All recipes make 2 mugs of hot cocoa.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1093Total Fat: 61gSaturated Fat: 40gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 336mgCarbohydrates: 112gSugar: 94gProtein: 27g