Just three simple ingredients combine to create a rich and creamy hot chocolate that tastes better than anything sold in a package at the store.
Milk, cocoa and sugar are all that is required. Adding in a small handful of rich chocolate at the end, just makes the drink more special. Topping that hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows makes it worthy of a special occasion.
Simple Homemade Hot Chocolate
Servings: 2 -3 servings
- 2 cups milk
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa use dutch processed cocoa if you have it
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 3 tablespoons dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Whisk together the sugar and cocoa in the bottom of a small saucepan. Add the milk and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until it is almost simmering. When the mixture is hot, add the chocolate chips and stir to melt. Pour into mugs and top with marshmallows. Enjoy!
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I was just looking for a simple hot chocolate recipe since I dont buy the premade stuff anymore, I wanted a simple recipe to make it myself. Thanks for posting it.
Sue/the view from great island says
I went out and bought the gelatin yesterday…I'm gearing up to make those marshmallows, I can't wait!
Mom on the Run says
I love a simple hot chocolate. Especially on these cold nights. Great drink by the fire 🙂
legend tej says
I Love perfect french hot chocolate
Made this and it was awesome! thanks
I also add a little vanilla. Just love love love hot chocolate and spiced tea. Winter is so much nicer.
Can I use heavy whipping cream along with the milk? I have some left over from a Thanksgiving recipe.
Sure thing. It will just make it richer.
Just made this for my girls – thanks!!
This is the Hot Chocolate my Mom made for us, as children. There was always cocoa in the house. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.
My mother had a hot chocolate mix recipe very similar to this except it called for powdered milk. I was not able to get the recipe before she passed, any tips?
Yes, my mom made the same recipe. If you'd rather make it with hot water, you can add powdered milk to the mix. Here's a link to a very similar recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/hot-cocoa-recipe.html I hope that helps!
Debbie Zook says
I have tried many recipes for hot chocolate, but none totally satisfied. I was resigned to coconut milk and the healthy (no corn syrups), store-bought chocolate syrups – not the best flavor.
I accidentally happened upon this magnificent recipe for hot chocolate. It was a slip of the finger that brought me here to the best hot chocolate/ cocoa I’ve ever tasted. You’ve put together the best balance between cocoa powder and solid chocolate.
I used coconut milk and dairy-free, dark chocolate chips (Enjoy Life). I’m making it for the 3rd time this week, and I’ve decided to double the recipe today. The more (hot chocolate), the merrier (me)!
Mary Younkin says
I’m so happy that you love the recipe, Debbie!