My new office gives us unlimited hot drinks. Most days, I stick with my favorite earl gray, but the past couple afternoons, I've indulged by sipping a couple pre-packaged hot chocolates. Those little packets bring back memories of building snow forts and giant snowmen in my front yard. I loved playing in the snow as a kid. After many hours outside, I'd tromp inside, rip off my soggy snow pants and pink rubber moon boots, and ask my mom if I could have a hot chocolate, always with marshmallows. You know how certain foods just remind you of good times? Hot chocolate takes me back. I think it's that warm feeling as I swallow that is so comforting. I do like the pre-packaged stuff just fine, but it's probably time I venture into making homemade hot chocolate. I actually can't believe I've never made it before, but the fact that it's 75 in Phoenix today probably has something to do with it. For those of you in colder climates who've been battling the snow and cold, or for anyone who likes a hot chocolate fix for some warmth and comfort, check out these really delicious looking homemade hot chocolate recipes I'm dying to try. Salted Caramel \u2013 Sugar Hero Nutella \u2013 The Hungry Housewife Pumpkin \u2013 The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie Mexican Spiced \u2013 Gimme Some Oven Kahlua \u2013 Damn Delicious Lavender \u2013 Freut Cake Peanut Butter \u2013 It\u2019s a Flavorful Life Peppermint \u2013 Blahnik Baker What is your favorite homemade hot chocolate recipe?