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Hot Chocolate Recipe

This Hot Chocolate recipe is rich, creamy, and oh so chocolaty. It's the perfect drink to warm up with after a cold winter's day.
Course beverage
Cuisine American
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 556kcal
Author Dina



  • In a large saucepan, add 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 1/2 tbsp granulated sugar, 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream, 4 cups whole milk, 8 oz semisweet chocolate chips, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt.
  • Cook on medium-high heat while stirring constantly until the chocolate chips completely melt and the hot chocolate comes to a simmer. Then turn the heat off and serve immediately.
  • Divide the hot chocolate among mugs and top with whipped cream, chocolate shaving, or marshmallows. Make sure to take your first sips carefully as it will be pretty hot.


  • Make sure to stir constantly to avoid burning the chocolate on the bottom of the saucepan.
  • Use good quality chocolate chips. The better the quality of the chocolate, the better your hot chocolate will taste.
  • If you don't like super rich and chocolatey hot cocoa, you can thin it out with a little bit of extra milk.


Calories: 556kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 713mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 642IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 325mg | Iron: 4mg