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Homemade Hot Chocolate

  • Servings: 4
  • Calories: 323 kcal

Nothing says “winter warmth” like hot chocolate. You can make your own – no packets needed. Try the recipe now!


  • 4 cups milk (preferably whole or 2%)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup bittersweet or semisweet chips or chopped chocolate bar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Place milk, cocoa powder, and sugar in small saucepan.
  2. Heat over medium/medium low heat, whisking frequently until warm (but not boiling).
  3. Add chocolate chips and whisk constantly until the chocolate chips melt and distribute easily into the milk. Whisk in vanilla extract, serve immediately.

Notes: Smaller Servings

2 servings

  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 serving

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips
  • 1-2 drops vanilla extract
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