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best ever hot chocolate

Best Ever Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe

This easy hot chocolate recipe is made with real chocolate and takes only minutes to make. Top with whipped cream or marshmallows for the perfect warm winter drink!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 252kcal


  • 4 cups whole milk
  • cup sugar
  • cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder I like extra dark
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch salt


  • Heat the milk in a pot over a low to medium heat
  • Stir in chocolate chips and sugar and whisk until melted.
  • Add the cocoa powder, salt and vanilla.
  • Continue heating until hot.
  • Serve immediately or keep warm in the pot or a slow cooker.


Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 407mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 313IU | Calcium: 229mg | Iron: 2mg