Homemade hot chocolate

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The BEST homemade hot chocolate -a rich and creamy drink that tastes heavenly on a cold winter day! Only takes 5 ingredients and 10 minutes to make.

The BEST homemade hot chocolate -a rich and creamy drink that tastes heavenly on a cold winter day! Only takes 5 ingredients and 10 minutes to make.

This easy homemade hot chocolate is quite possibly the best out there. My family LOVES it. It is super rich and creamy, just the way we like it. Way better than the packaged stuff.

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Easy homemade hot chocolate -so good!!

How to make homemade hot chocolate

For this recipe you just need a few simple ingredients (all the good stuff):

  • Milk
  • Cream
  • Chocolate
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla

You’ll cook the milk and chocolate together on low heat until it has melted. Then you’ll dissolve the sugar and heat just until warmed. I like to add the vanilla at the very end so the flavor really comes through. At this point I love to taste it and add a pinch of salt or cinnamon if I think it needs it. If it’s too rich for your taste you can always add more milk at this point too. We love it nice and chocolatey (is that a word- ha) though!

We also love to top our hot chocolate with mini marshmallows and crushed candy canes around Christmas time. You can even add in a candy cane to make it look festive and to stir in more of a minty flavor. Adding an adis mint to the bottom of the cup taste amazing too ;)

Homemade hot chocolate recipe

Homemade hot chocolate recipe


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Homemade hot chocolate

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade hot chocolate
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 605 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

The BEST homemade hot chocolate -a rich and creamy drink that tastes heavenly on a cold winter day!

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups low-fat milk more to taste
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Optional: Pinch of salt pinch of cinnamon, mini marshmallows, crushed candy canes, whipped cream

Instructions

  1. Combine the milk, cream and chocolate chips in a saucepan over medium low heat. Cook until the chocolate has melted, whisking frequently. Stir in the sugar and cook an additional 2 minutes. Taste and add more milk if desired. Once warm, remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Add a pinch of salt and cinnamon if desired.
  2. Pour into glasses. Top with mini marshmallows or whipped cream if desired.

Recipe Notes

If you find the hot chocolate too sweet, add an extra 1/4 -1/2 cup milk.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade hot chocolate
Amount Per Serving
Calories 605 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 42g 65%
Saturated Fat 25g 125%
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Sodium 110mg 5%
Potassium 547mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 38g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 21.6%
Vitamin C 0.9%
Calcium 27.9%
Iron 15.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

How to make homemade hot chocolate

If serving this recipe for a crowd feel free to double (or triple). You can easily move to the slow cooker to keep warm. Just make sure to stir just before serving. The chocolate tends to rise to the top, so giving it a good stir will mix it all together.

The BEST homemade hot chocolate -a rich and creamy drink that tastes heavenly on a cold winter day! Only takes 5 ingredients and 10 minutes to make.

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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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2 comments on “Homemade hot chocolate”

  1. I enjoyed making the hot chocolate, the recipe was very helpful and wasn’t hard to follow

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