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Homemade Hot Chocolate

The BEST Homemade Hot Chocolate – A rich and creamy drink that tastes heavenly on a cold winter day. Only takes 5 ingredients and 10 minutes to make!

This hot chocolate recipe is one of our favorites to make around the holidays. It tastes like Christmas in a cup and is perfect for serving a a crowd! If you’re looking for other delicious holiday drinks, check out my , or .

This easy homemade hot chocolate is quite possibly the best out there! My family LOVES it. It’s super rich and creamy, just the way we like it. Plus, it’s way better than the packaged stuff.

There’s nothing more cozy and comforting during the holidays than homemade hot cocoa. It’s such a nostalgic drink and is perfect for Christmas Eve. My family loves adding in their favorite toppings, like , , mini marshmallows and crushed peppermint. Seriously there is nothing more delicious!

The best part about this hot chocolate recipe is that it only requires 5 ingredients and can be ready in just 10 minutes! It can be made on the stovetop, as well as the crockpot, too. When hosting a holiday party, I’ll even double the recipe and set out the toppings for guests to make their own cup of hot cocoa. So fun and absolutely amazing!

Homemade Hot Chocolate

Ingredients for hot chocolate recipe

For this hot chocolate recipe, you just need a few simple ingredients :

Don’t forget to pick up your toppings, too! We like , , crushed peppermint and marshmallows.

How to make homemade hot chocolate

You’ll cook the milk, cream and chocolate together on low heat until it has melted. Then you’ll dissolve the sugar and heat just until warmed. I like to add the vanilla at the very end so that the flavor really comes through. At this point, I love to taste it and add a pinch of salt or cinnamon if I think it needs it. If it’s too rich for your taste, you can always add more milk at this point too. We love it nice and chocolatey though! :)

Homemade Hot Chocolate

If serving this hot chocolate recipe for a crowd, feel free to double it. You can easily move to the slow cooker to keep warm. Just make sure to stir just before serving. The chocolate tends to rise to the top, so giving it a good stir will mix it all together.

To cook the hot chocolate in the crockpot from start to finish, simply add all ingredients to the bottom of the slow cooker and stir. Cover and cook on low for about 2-3 hours, whisking every 45 minutes. All of the ingredients should be melted and hot. Then reduce heat to warm and serve.

Optional add-ons for homemade hot chocolate

Around Christmas, we love to top our hot chocolate with mini marshmallows and crushed candy canes. You can even add in a candy cane stick to make it look festive and taste a tad minty. Adding an Andes mint to the bottom of the cup tastes amazing too ;)

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Homemade Hot Chocolate

The BEST Homemade Hot Chocolate - A rich and creamy drink that tastes heavenly on a cold winter day. Only takes 5 ingredients and 10 minutes to make!

- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Optional: Pinch of salt, pinch of cinnamon, mini marshmallows, crushed candy canes, whipped cream

- Combine the milk, cream and chocolate chips in a saucepan over medium low heat. Cook until the chocolate has melted, whisking frequently. Stir in the sugar and cook an additional 2 minutes. Taste and add more milk if desired. Once warm, remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Add a pinch of salt and cinnamon if desired.

Homemade Hot Chocolate

- Pour into glasses. Top with mini marshmallows or whipped cream if desired.

If you find the hot chocolate too sweet, add an extra 1/4 -1/2 cup milk.

Calories: 605kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 547mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 1080IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 279mg | Iron: 2.8mg

If you want to give this hot chocolate recipe a peppermint twist, simply add about 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract when stirring in the vanilla. You can add a little more or a little less depending on preference. It gives the hot cocoa such a delicious mint chocolate taste!

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- Jessica | the novice chef wrote:

I need a giant cup of this pretty much right now! YUM

- Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert wrote:

Homemade Hot Chocolate

This looks incredibly delicious! I need this right now!

Thank you so much for the recipe! A new favorite drink!

I am sure this will be become a new favorite in our house!

I make hot chocolate at home very often. I need to try it!

Oh wow – this really is so very easy! Who needs those powdered packets?!? I especially appreciate that you offer tips for making this on either the stovetop or in a crock-pot – plus all the great ideas for toppings and add-ins. What a fun idea to double or triple the recipe for a party and set out a fun hot chocolate bar – love that idea!!

Homemade Hot Chocolate

Thanks Shelley! So many fun ways to serve it :)

Looks heavenly! I will definitely have them on my table, so easy and crazy delicious!

I enjoyed making the hot chocolate, the recipe was very helpful and wasn’t hard to follow

I’m glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for your comment Jack! :)

I'm Jamielyn Nye, cookbook author, mom of 4 and a big fan of naptime and chocolate. I Heart Naptime is a food and lifestyle blog sharing easy recipes and tips, to help families create unforgettable moments.

Homemade Hot Chocolate

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The BEST Homemade Hot Chocolate – A rich and creamy drink that tastes heavenly on a cold winter day. Only takes 5 ingredients and 10 minutes to make!

This hot chocolate recipe is one of our favorites to make around the holidays. It tastes like Christmas in a cup and is perfect for serving a a crowd! If you’re looking for other delicious holiday drinks, check out my , or .

This easy homemade hot chocolate is quite possibly the best out there! My family LOVES it. It’s super rich and creamy, just the way we like it. Plus, it’s way better than the packaged stuff.

Homemade Hot Chocolate

There’s nothing more cozy and comforting during the holidays than homemade hot cocoa. It’s such a nostalgic drink and is perfect for Christmas Eve. My family loves adding in their favorite toppings, like , , mini marshmallows and crushed peppermint. Seriously there is nothing more delicious!

The best part about this hot chocolate recipe is that it only requires 5 ingredients and can be ready in just 10 minutes! It can be made on the stovetop, as well as the crockpot, too. When hosting a holiday party, I’ll even double the recipe and set out the toppings for guests to make their own cup of hot cocoa. So fun and absolutely amazing!

Ingredients for hot chocolate recipe

For this hot chocolate recipe, you just need a few simple ingredients :

Don’t forget to pick up your toppings, too! We like , , crushed peppermint and marshmallows.

Homemade Hot Chocolate

How to make homemade hot chocolate

You’ll cook the milk, cream and chocolate together on low heat until it has melted. Then you’ll dissolve the sugar and heat just until warmed. I like to add the vanilla at the very end so that the flavor really comes through. At this point, I love to taste it and add a pinch of salt or cinnamon if I think it needs it. If it’s too rich for your taste, you can always add more milk at this point too. We love it nice and chocolatey though! :)

If serving this hot chocolate recipe for a crowd, feel free to double it. You can easily move to the slow cooker to keep warm. Just make sure to stir just before serving. The chocolate tends to rise to the top, so giving it a good stir will mix it all together.

To cook the hot chocolate in the crockpot from start to finish, simply add all ingredients to the bottom of the slow cooker and stir. Cover and cook on low for about 2-3 hours, whisking every 45 minutes. All of the ingredients should be melted and hot. Then reduce heat to warm and serve.

Optional add-ons for homemade hot chocolate

Homemade Hot Chocolate

Around Christmas, we love to top our hot chocolate with mini marshmallows and crushed candy canes. You can even add in a candy cane stick to make it look festive and taste a tad minty. Adding an Andes mint to the bottom of the cup tastes amazing too ;)

Keyword: Homemade hot chocolate

The BEST Homemade Hot Chocolate - A rich and creamy drink that tastes heavenly on a cold winter day. Only takes 5 ingredients and 10 minutes to make!

- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Homemade Hot Chocolate

Optional: Pinch of salt, pinch of cinnamon, mini marshmallows, crushed candy canes, whipped cream

- Combine the milk, cream and chocolate chips in a saucepan over medium low heat. Cook until the chocolate has melted, whisking frequently. Stir in the sugar and cook an additional 2 minutes. Taste and add more milk if desired. Once warm, remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Add a pinch of salt and cinnamon if desired.

- Pour into glasses. Top with mini marshmallows or whipped cream if desired.

If you find the hot chocolate too sweet, add an extra 1/4 -1/2 cup milk.

Calories: 605kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 547mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 1080IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 279mg | Iron: 2.8mg

Homemade Hot Chocolate

If you want to give this hot chocolate recipe a peppermint twist, simply add about 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract when stirring in the vanilla. You can add a little more or a little less depending on preference. It gives the hot cocoa such a delicious mint chocolate taste!

Snap a pic and hashtag it #IHeartNaptime — We love to see your creations on , , and !

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Did you make this recipe? Rate it:

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- Jessica | the novice chef wrote:

Homemade Hot Chocolate

I need a giant cup of this pretty much right now! YUM

- Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert wrote:

This looks incredibly delicious! I need this right now!

Thank you so much for the recipe! A new favorite drink!

I am sure this will be become a new favorite in our house!

Homemade Hot Chocolate

I make hot chocolate at home very often. I need to try it!

Oh wow – this really is so very easy! Who needs those powdered packets?!? I especially appreciate that you offer tips for making this on either the stovetop or in a crock-pot – plus all the great ideas for toppings and add-ins. What a fun idea to double or triple the recipe for a party and set out a fun hot chocolate bar – love that idea!!

Thanks Shelley! So many fun ways to serve it :)

Looks heavenly! I will definitely have them on my table, so easy and crazy delicious!

I enjoyed making the hot chocolate, the recipe was very helpful and wasn’t hard to follow

Homemade Hot Chocolate

I’m glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for your comment Jack! :)

I'm Jamielyn Nye, cookbook author, mom of 4 and a big fan of naptime and chocolate. I Heart Naptime is a food and lifestyle blog sharing easy recipes and tips, to help families create unforgettable moments.

© 2019 I Heart Nap Time, All Rights Reserved. #

The BEST Homemade Hot Chocolate – A rich and creamy drink that tastes heavenly on a cold winter day. Only takes 5 ingredients and 10 minutes to make!

Homemade Hot Chocolate

This hot chocolate recipe is one of our favorites to make around the holidays. It tastes like Christmas in a cup and is perfect for serving a a crowd! If you’re looking for other delicious holiday drinks, check out my , or .

This easy homemade hot chocolate is quite possibly the best out there! My family LOVES it. It’s super rich and creamy, just the way we like it. Plus, it’s way better than the packaged stuff.

There’s nothing more cozy and comforting during the holidays than homemade hot cocoa. It’s such a nostalgic drink and is perfect for Christmas Eve. My family loves adding in their favorite toppings, like , , mini marshmallows and crushed peppermint. Seriously there is nothing more delicious!

The best part about this hot chocolate recipe is that it only requires 5 ingredients and can be ready in just 10 minutes! It can be made on the stovetop, as well as the crockpot, too. When hosting a holiday party, I’ll even double the recipe and set out the toppings for guests to make their own cup of hot cocoa. So fun and absolutely amazing!

Ingredients for hot chocolate recipe

Homemade Hot Chocolate

For this hot chocolate recipe, you just need a few simple ingredients :

Don’t forget to pick up your toppings, too! We like , , crushed peppermint and marshmallows.

How to make homemade hot chocolate

You’ll cook the milk, cream and chocolate together on low heat until it has melted. Then you’ll dissolve the sugar and heat just until warmed. I like to add the vanilla at the very end so that the flavor really comes through. At this point, I love to taste it and add a pinch of salt or cinnamon if I think it needs it. If it’s too rich for your taste, you can always add more milk at this point too. We love it nice and chocolatey though! :)

If serving this hot chocolate recipe for a crowd, feel free to double it. You can easily move to the slow cooker to keep warm. Just make sure to stir just before serving. The chocolate tends to rise to the top, so giving it a good stir will mix it all together.

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