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The Best Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe

  • Author: Terryn
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x


An easy and delicious option when you run out of powdered hot chocolate mix.



2 heaping tablespoons cocoa powder

1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar

1/2 cup half and half

4 cups milk (I used 2%)


Grab a medium saucepan and add the sugar and cocoa powder. Whisk them together. Then pour in the half-and-half in and whisk it all up. Turn on the heat to medium-high, whisking until the cocoa, sugar, and half-and-half begin to boil and are completely combined.

Stir in milk and bring to a simmer. Simmer the hot chocolate for just a few minutes, then remove from heat.

Pour into mugs and top with marshmallows, whipped cream, or both – if you’re feeling daring. Enjoy!