Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe

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  • This delicious Homemade Hot Chocolate recipe is so easy to make! Get the secret that makes this Homemade Hot Chocolate so rich and creamy!

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    If there’s one thing I loved as a child, it was hot chocolate. Little did I know at the time that I wasn’t experiencing good hot chocolate. My mom was always conscience of our sugar intake and having hot chocolate was a special treat. I didn’t think twice when she’d open a packet, pour half in a cup of hot water, stir and serve.

    As I’ve grown, so have my tastes and that half pack of watered down mix just isn’t enough. If you’re going to do something, do it right, right? This creamy homemade hot chocolate recipe takes less than 10 minutes to make and is so dreamy! And hey, it’s another way to squeeze in a little calcium.

    To Make Homemade Hot Chocolate You Will Need:

    • Chocolate chips: or chocolate melting wafers
    • Sweetened condensed milk
    • Milk: I like to use whole or 2%
    • Vanilla

    How to Make Homemade Hot Chocolate:

    We frequently make this in fall and winter because it’s so quick and easy and so good!

    Chocolate wafers in a pot

    First of all, melt the chocolate…

    Condensed milk added to the pot

    …and then add the sweetened condensed milk to make it extra creamy.

    Milk added to the pot

    Whisk in the milk and you’re done!

    Coffee Shop Quality Hot Chocolate At Home

    It’s so incredibly quick and easy to make, yet better than any hot cocoa I’ve had at chain coffee shops! It’s so creamy and decadent, it’s the perfect treat on a cold winter day! The condensed milk really takes this drink to a whole other level – I can’t wait for you to try it!

    Chocolate Drink Recipe

    This Homemade Hot Chocolate is made with chocolate melting wafers, but you can use your favorite chocolate chips including milk chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips and dark chocolate chips. This recipe makes enough for 5 drinks and it’s easily halved (or doubled!). 

    What Toppings Can You Add To Hot Chocolate?

    I love this drink exactly how it is, but if you want to make it more festive or fun for the kids, you can add a variety of toppings;

    • marshmallows
    • whipped cream
    • sprinkles
    • candy canes
    • for the adults, you can also add in a shot of liqueur if you wish!

    Easy homemade hot chocolate in a white mug with a gold spoon

    Top Tips To Make Homemade Hot Chocolate

    • You can use your favorite chocolate chips. I like to use semi-sweet, but milk chocolate and dark chocolate chips also work well. 
    • Use whole or 2% milk for the creamiest chocolate drink.
    • Don’t let the drink boil on the stovetop.

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    The creamiest hot chocolate recipe - get the secret to the best homemade hot chocolate

    Homemade Hot Chocolate

    This delicious Homemade Hot Chocolate recipe is so easy to make! Get the secret that makes this Homemade Hot Chocolate so rich and creamy!
    5 from 1 vote
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    Course: Breakfast, Drinks
    Cook Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 10 minutes
    Servings: 5
    Calories: 571kcal

    Ingredients

    Instructions

    • In a pot over medium heat, melt chocolate. Add sweetened condensed milk and stir until smooth.
    • Gradually add milk, whisking until smooth.
    • Whisk in vanilla and serve.

    Notes

    • You can use your favorite chocolate chips. I like to use semi-sweet, but milk chocolate and dark chocolate chips also work well. 
    • Use whole or 2% milk for the creamiest chocolate drink.
    • Don't let the drink boil on the stovetop.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 571kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 219mg | Potassium: 583mg | Sugar: 76g | Vitamin A: 650IU | Vitamin C: 2.3mg | Calcium: 515mg | Iron: 0.7mg
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