Clear glass mug of homemade hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and cocoa powder
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The Best Homemade Hot Chocolate You've Ever Tasted

If you like hot chocolate, this will be the best homemade hot chocolate recipe you've ever tasted. It's amazingly delicious, rich and creamy!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 263.37kcal
Author: Chrystal Johnson




  • Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan.
  • Immediately whisk the cocoa powder, sugar and sea salt into boiling water.
  • Once the mixture has formed a paste, whisk in in the whole milk (you can add more milk to make it less rich).
  • Once it’s nearing your ideal temperature, add the vanilla extract.
  • Continue to stir and heat until the homemade hot chocolate mixture until it's very hot – but be careful not to bring it to a boil
  • Remove from heat and pour into your favorite mugs.
  • You can add a little milk (or half and half to make it even creamier) to the homemade hot chocolate if you need to cool it down quickly for eager little ones (like mine).
  • You can add your favorite toppings as well. We like whipped cream!


Calories: 263.37kcal | Carbohydrates: 40.92g | Protein: 9.09g | Fat: 8.91g | Saturated Fat: 5.13g | Cholesterol: 24.4mg | Sodium: 117.45mg | Potassium: 431.3mg | Fiber: 2.38g | Sugar: 37.46g | Vitamin A: 395.28IU | Calcium: 284.89mg | Iron: 1.06mg