Homemade hot chocolate is the best! And it’s even better when you use chocolate chips instead of mixing powders together. This homemade hot cocoa is delicious, only has 3 ingredients and will definitely bring a smile to your face on a cold winter’s day.
There is nothing to it – I love it when delicious things are easy to make!
Homemade hot chocolate
- 2 cups of whole milk
- 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- 3 dashes of salt
- Combine ingredients in a small pot and heat on low. Whisk often.
- If you don’t want to see the bits of chocolate, cook it on low for 20 minutes, whisking occasionally until the chocolate completely dissolves.
- Be careful not to let it come to a boil.
- Serve with marshmallows, whipped cream or candy cane whipped cream.
I’m sure regular milk would work too, but with our little ones, we only keep homogenized milk in the fridge right now. If you want it creamy, you could also use 1 cup of 1% or 2% milk and 1 cup of half and half cream.
Pour in the chocolate chips and heat on low, whisking often:
Let it cook for about 20 minutes until the chocolate completely dissolves. If you don’t mind having bits of undissolved chocolate there is nothing wrong with cooking it less! It’s all up to you! The longer you cook it, the better the chocolate will dissolve.
You’ll have to adjust this recipe for your own tastes. I find that some recipes for how to make hot cocoa have way too much sugar for my liking. It’s not an exact science – If you find it too chocolatey, add more milk while it’s still heating. If you don’t find it sweet enough, add some extra sugar and a small amount of vanilla extract until it tastes good.
It’s sweet and smooth and oh so comforting on a cold and windy winter day. And you have to love how easy it is to make! You can never go wrong with 3 ingredient recipes! (Well, okay, you probably can, but I promise, this is not one of those times).
This is such a treat. It’s almost like drinking pure melted chocolate. Have you ever seen the movie Chocolat? I watched it again a few weeks ago and I have been craving chocolate ever since. This is what I imagine the hot chocolate in the movie would taste like.
This is an easy recipe for homemade hot chocolate that only has 3 ingredients that you probably already have at home. There is next to no effort required to mix everything together, you just combine the chocolate and the milk and heat it through. Next time you shovel the driveway or make a snowman with your kids, make a cup of this when you get back inside to warm yourself up. You won’t regret it!
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