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Homemade Hot Chocolate

Homemade Hot Chocolate

This three-ingredient hot chocolate is something my husband has been making since he was ten years old. It’s creamy, slightly sweet, and perfectly chocolaty. He serves it with a bit of whipped cream and a few mini chocolate chips sprinkled on top. Feel free to adapt the recipe to make it sweeter, or more/less chocolaty, and you can make it a little more gourmet by adding a touch of vanilla extract. This drink needs to be tasted while you make it so you will get it just the way you like it. My kids love this hot chocolate and always look forward to their dad making it for them.

Homemade Hot Chocolate

How to Make Homemade Hot Chocolate

Simmer the milk in a saucepan over low heat until very warm. Side Note: Do not let the milk come to a boil! 

Add the sugar and chocolate to the warm milk; whisk until well combined. Taste and add more sugar or chocolate, to taste, if needed. Serve immediately topped with whipped cream and mini chocolate chips. Enjoy.

Homemade Hot Chocolate

 

Homemade Hot Chocolate

 

Yield:

Total Time: 10 minutes +/-

Ingredients:

6 cups milk
4 tbsp sugar
2 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
Whipped cream, if desired
Mini chocolate chips, if desired

Directions:

Simmer the milk in a saucepan over low heat until very warm. Side Note: Do not let the milk come to a boil! 

Add the sugar and chocolate to the warm milk; whisk until well combined. Taste and add more sugar or chocolate, to taste, if needed. Serve immediately topped with whipped cream and mini chocolate chips. Enjoy.

 

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by my husband, Chad

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8 Comments

  1. I made it the same way when I was 10 as well and it’s probably been 50 years since my last time. Yours looks very good.

  2. so simple but SO satisfying! this is the kind of thing i look forward to drinking after a few hours of raking and bagging leaves…

  3. Homemade must taste so much better than the package. I like the additions you include. Looks delicious.

  4. Homemade hot chocolate is THE BEST!! I don’t know why anyone would use a packet after having it…definitely need to try your version!

  5. Tessie Peitz says:

    Pam and Chad,
    This is how my Mom makes hot chocolate… must be a Pritzl or maybe a Miller recipe. I miss having yummy whole milk so my attempts are not as good as I remember…. sigh. Hope you all have a happy 2016. We will see all of you at the next family gathering. Hot chocolate anyone!?