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The Best Homemade Hot Chocolate

The best homemade hot chocolate recipe is fast, simple, and decadent. This is the perfect drink to take the chill off of a cold day!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword best homemade hot chocolate, homemade hot chocolate recipe, hot cocoa recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 375kcal
Author Alli

Ingredients

  • 3 cups milk whole milk works best
  • 1 cup heavy cream see note
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips see note
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips see note
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan, slowly heat the milk, cream and chocolate chips. 
  • Stir consistently while heating, until the chocolate chips are melted and dissolved into the liquid. 
  • Stir until the mixture is homogenous and heated through. It isn't necessary to boil the hot chocolate unless you need it that hot. 
  • Off of the heat, add the vanilla. 
  • Serve with your favorite toppings!

Notes

This hot chocolate is very rich. If you'd like it to be less rich, you can substitute the cream for half and half. You can also use all semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of half milk chocolate.
Alternatively, you could make the hot chocolate as written and then add milk after it's done to meet your taste.  

Nutrition

Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 275mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 815IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 190mg | Iron: 1.2mg