How to Make the Best Homemade Hot Chocolate

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Jan. 15, 2015

How to make the BEST Homemade Hot Chocolate. This method gives you a creamy, rich, smooth chocolate drink! Made with milk, a little vanilla, chopped chocolate, and a touch of whipped cream. This is the best Hot Chocolate recipe!


Whole milk 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Sugar 2 Tablespoon
Chopped bittersweet chocolate 4 Ounce (just under 1 cup measured)
Vanilla extract 1 Drop (optional)



In a small saucepan, combine milk and sugar. Place on the stovetop over medium heat.

While the milk is heating, place the chopped chocolate in the microwave and heat for 30 seconds. 

Take the chocolate out and stir it. Return to microwave and heat for another thirty seconds, remove and stir. 

Continue to heat and stir the chocolate in 30 second intervals until just melted.

When the milk reaches the scalding point (180 degrees F, with bubbles on the side), turn off the heat and add the melted chocolate, whisking to combine. 

Add the vanilla extract now, if desired. 


Enjoy the hot drink topped with whipped cream or marshmallows, if using!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 450Calories from Fat 176

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 20 g30.8%

Saturated Fat 8 g40%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 237 mg9.88%

Total Carbohydrates 64 g21.3%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 47 g

Protein 9 g18%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet