Hot Cocoa vs. Hot Chocolate: How Are They Different?

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Oct 22, 2021 • 2 min read

A cup of hot cocoa or hot chocolate is a decadent warming treat on a winter day, or any day. Better yet, you can mix up the taste of these dessert beverages in infinite ways by adding flavors like salted caramel, cayenne, peppermint, and more. What you may not know is that hot chocolate and hot cocoa aren’t technically the same thing.