Homemade Hot Chocolate

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Homemade Hot Chocolate

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This winter, try our homemade hot chocolate recipe. It tastes better than the store-bought mix. It’s super creamy and takes less than ten minutes to make. You don’t have to wait for National Hot Chocolate Day to enjoy it. Just make it whenever it’s cold outside, and you’ll have the best hot chocolate in hand.

Customize Your Hot Chocolate Adventure

Making your own hot chocolate at home is super easy, and you can make it just the way you like it. If you want it creamy, add some half-and-half or heavy cream. Adjust the sweetness by using less sugar or swapping it with dark chocolate chips.

For extra flavor, try adding peppermint extract, cinnamon, or a bit of cayenne. You can even make it exciting by adding espresso or turning it into a boozy treat with our Spiked Hot Chocolate recipe. Want a vegan or dairy-free option? Use vegan milk and dairy-free chocolate chips. However you choose to make it, don’t forget to sprinkle crushed candy cane on top for a festive touch!

Easy Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe

Ever felt let down by store-bought hot chocolate? Don’t worry, we’ve got a simple homemade hot chocolate recipe for you. Start by choosing your preferred milk (we recommend whole milk, but you can use ½ & ½, heavy cream, or vegan milk).

In a small saucepan, mix the milk with sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and vanilla. Heat it gently until everything dissolves. Then, add chocolate chips and whisk until it becomes rich and melty (around two minutes). Pour into mugs, add your favorite toppings, and enjoy!

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Homemade Hot Chocolate

Homemade Hot Chocolate


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  • Author: Mekar Official
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

Description

Make your own hot chocolate for a cozy feeling in a cup. Share it with your favorite people and add marshmallows and whipped cream for a delicious chocolatey treat.


Ingredients

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  • 4 cups whole milk
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (plus extra for fun!)
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Marshmallows (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, mix milk, sugar, cocoa, salt, and vanilla. Heat it up over medium-low, whisking until sugar and salt melt (about 5 mins). Watch out, no boiling allowed!
  2. Whisk in those chocolate chips until they dance into the mix (around 2 mins).
  3. Pour the chocolaty goodness into mugs. Jazz it up with whipped cream or marshmallows if you’re feeling fancy. Sprinkle some extra chocolate chips on top (give ’em a quick chop first). Dive into the delight!
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Category: Drinks

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 273 kcal

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