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Homemade Hot Chocolate
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
7 mins

This easy homemade hot chocolate recipe begins with simple ingredients, such as milk, half & half, cocoa powder, chocolate and salt.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade hot chocolate
Servings: 4 cups (about)
Author: Michelle
  • 3 cups milk (I used 2%)
  • 1/2 cup half & half
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Whisk milk, half & half, cocoa powder, sugar and salt together in a medium saucepan over med-low heat.
  2. Whisk the mixture constantly, until it just reaches a simmer (do not let the mixture boil). Then, add in the chocolate chips and vanilla extract, and whisk until the chocolate is melted and the hot chocolate is smooth.

  3. Remove from heat and serve immediately.

  4. Top with whipped cream or marshmallows, and dust with powdered sugar and chocolate shavings, if desired.