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Hot Chocolate

What could be better than homemade hot chocolate on a cold and rainy day or any day?
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hot chocolate, Hot cocoa
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Kyle


  • 3 ounces good quality chocolate, I use bittersweet but any chocolate you like will work. If you don't use bittersweet then you will probably need to watch the sugar amount you add.
  • 2 cups milk, divided
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • marshmallows or whipped cream, optional


  • Chop the chocolate into smaller pieces if needed.
  • In a saucepan, slowly warm one cup of milk over medium-low heat.
  • Add the chocolate and whisk until chocolate is completely melted.
  • Whisk in remaining cup of milk and continue to warm.
  • Taste. If you prefer it a bit sweeter, add one Tablespoon of sugar at a time, tasting as you go.
  • Pour into your favorite mug and add some love; marshmallows or whipped cream.


Gr8 Notes:
  • Use any milk you prefer. Almond, Coconut, or Soy would be delicious¬†and dairy free too.
  • If you would like a creamier texture, add some cream or half-and-half.
  • During the holidays it's festive to sprinkle peppermint candy bits on top of the melted marshmallow or whipped cream.
  • Any left over can be kept in a sealed container in the fridge and slowly warmed on the stove before serving.
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