I love a good cup of hot chocolate. Growing up, on snowy days, the hot cocoa would be on repeat. It was always store bought, but over the last few years I began to make homemade hot chocolate and it was a game changer.
Key Ingredients for homemade hot chocolate
- Milk, whole milk, skim milk, nut milk, etc.
- Cocoa powder
- Vanilla extract
- Sweetener, honey, maple syrup, granulated sugar
- Optional toppings, marshmallows, whipped cream, caramel/chocolate sauce, etc.
This recipe has one step - just ONE. Simply combine all of the ingredients in a sauce pan and whisk together until completely combined. Continue to whisk until the mixture comes to a boil.
Remove from the heat, pour in a mug, and top with all the yummy toppings of your choosing!
Yield for this hot chocolate recipe
This recipe yields two cups - if you only need one, simply cut all of the ingredients in the recipe in half!
The good thing about this recipe is that you can really adjust it to your dietary needs. You can use any type of milk (even water), so if you prefer dairy milk, you can use that. If you like almond/cashew milk, either of those work. If you are allergic to nuts, you can use oat milk or soy milk. The options are endless!
Any type of sweetener works - I like maple syrup, personally, but you can really use anything whether that is honey, granulated sugar, brown sugar, zero-calorie sweeteners, etc.!
Looking for another cozy winter drink? Check out my Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe!
Homemade Hot Chocolate
- 2 cups (480 mL) milk of choice whole milk, skim milk, nut milk, etc.
- ¼ cup (20 grams) cocoa powder
- Splash of vanilla extract
- 3-4 tbsp sweetener of choice honey, maple syrup, granulated sugar, etc.
- Combine all of the ingredients in a sauce pan and whisk together until completely combined.
- Continue to whisk until the mixture comes to a boil. Remove from the heat, pour in a mug, and top with all the yummy toppings of your choosing!
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