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Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate

Try swapping store-bought hot chocolate mix with this homemade hot chocolate mix for a warm, rich and creamy treat.


  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • Whipped cream or mini marshmallows, for garnish


  • In a medium pot, whisk sugar and cocoa powder together. Slowly whisk in milk and bring to a simmer over low heat.
  • Stir in chocolate chips, vanilla extract and salt.
  • Stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.
  • Pour into mugs and garnish with whipped cream or marshmallows.


Use 1 tsp vanilla extract and 1 tsp peppermint extract for peppermint hot chocolate.

Inspired by and adapted from: Dairy Good