Perfect Hot Chocolate

I couldn’t let December come and go without a Hot Chocolate recipe. When you think of Christmas and the holidays, isn’t hot chocolate always part of that picture?? In my head it goes…, tree, snow, Christmas music, hot chocolate ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve always wanted to make it from scratch, even though those instant packets aren’t terrible. But now that I’ve made this and realize how easy it is, I can’t ever go back to that powder stuff. I’ll be making this every Christmas season, maybe even start a new tradition and make it to drink while decorating the tree ๐Ÿ™‚

Make this recipe in just five minutes to drink while opening Christmas presents this year and make it extra memorable!


Hot Chocolate

PS, how fun are these marshmallows?? I found them at Williams & Sonoma, and even though they were a little pricey I couldn’t resist. And yes, they were totally worth it. 


Perfect Hot Chocolate will warm you up in no time!
Perfect Hot Chocolate
Serves 4
Five minutes is all you need to make a creamy, delicious Hot Chocolate from scratch!
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Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
  1. 5 oz good bittersweet chocolate (I used Ghiradelli's 60% cacao Bittersweet chocolate chips)
  2. 2 cups milk (1%, 2%, or whole)
  3. 2 cups half & half
  4. 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  5. 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar
  6. 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  7. 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  8. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  9. 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
Optional garnish
  1. Marshmallows
  2. Cinnamon stick
  3. Whipped cream
  1. Pour milk and half & half into a medium saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat for a couple minutes, just until little bubbles start to form around the edges of the liquid.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients: granulated sugar, powdered sugar, unsweetened cocoa, cornstarch, vanilla extract, kosher salt, and chocolate.
  3. Use a whisk to mix together, whisking continually for a couple minutes until the chocolate is completely melted. Lower heat, keep whisking one more minute.
  4. Serve immediately, garnish with marshmallows, a cinnamon stick and/or whipped cream!
  1. Don't skip the kosher salt! It may sound strange, but salt is very important for balancing out sweets. Trust me!
Love & Food ForEva

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