The 5 Best Store-Bought Hot Chocolate Mixes

Here's what you should be sippin' this winter.

Keep in mind: Price and stock could change after publish date, and we may make money from these affiliate links.
December 07, 2020

Related To:



Homemade hot chocolate with mini marshmallow in a blue enamel mug on a light slate background.Rustic style.

Photo by: Lilechka75


When you're sitting on the couch, cozied up by the fire, you probably want to have a warm drink in your hands. Throughout the year, you can drink tea and coffee, but during the holidays and winter months, the best thing to sip on is undoubtedly a mug of hot chocolate. Luckily, you don't need to splurge for anything fancy — these store-bought mixes certainly do the trick. These are our favorite store-bought hot chocolate mixes to fill your mug and warm your heart.

Best Overall

Getting its rich, decadent flavor from shavings of Guittard chocolate rather than cocoa powder, this classic mix from Williams Sonoma takes the cake for our top hot chocolate this holiday season. We love the velvety texture and intense chocolate flavor.

Buy It

Most Indulgent

When it comes to the holidays, there's nothing more festive than chocolate and peppermint. This indulgent mix let's you have your chocolate and peppermint too! If you’re a fan of peppermint bark, this is the drink we think you should indulge in.

Buy It

Most Classic


You simply can’t go wrong with Swiss Miss and the mini marshmallows bring a huge wave of nostalgia for us. Remember picking them out of your cup as a kid? Consider this Marshmallow Lovers mix your ultimate classic cocoa mix. Including four-and-a-half times the amount of marshmallows, this is the hot chocolate to sip on all season long.

Buy It

Runners Up


This hot chocolate mix produces a delicious, rich cup of hot chocolate that we think is fitting for any holiday event, movie night or snowy morning during the winter months.

Buy It

If you’re used to baking with Ghirardelli chocolate, this hot chocolate is a no-brainer. It has the same high-quality chocolate you love for all your brownies and cookies in a quick and easy-to-make mix.

Buy It

Related Stories:

Next Up

The Pioneer Woman's Instant Pot Design Is a Fan-Favorite

Plus, this Instant Pot Lux is currently on sale!

These Flat, Round Hot Dogs Solve a Long-Standing Barbecue Dilemma

Say goodbye to being left with an awkward amount of hot dog and hamburger buns.

7 Things Food Network Editors Were Obsessed With in February

These are the products we couldn’t get enough of.

The Dumpling Sauce I Swear By

Take the potsticker out of the soy sauce!

All the White Claw Hard Seltzer Flavors Ranked

Where does your favorite fall on our list?

This Is How My Mom Got Me to Eat Vegetables as a Kid

I still use this bottled sauce on my broccoli as an adult.

These Starter Kits Make Cooking Iconic Asian Dishes Mind-Blowingly Easy

Omsom’s sauce packets are about to revolutionize your pantry.

What's New