Try Out This Easy Hot Cocoa Recipe

Marshmallow in a cup of hot chocolate or cocoa on a gray table.

What better way to get into the holiday spirit than with a cup of creamy, delicious hot chocolate! From the way it makes you feel all warm inside to getting curled up and watching your favorite holiday movie, drinking a cup of hot chocolate is one of the all-time best ways to embrace the winter season. Making homemade hot cocoa is also a great way to bring the family together! Everyone can add their own toppings like raspberries, whipped cream, and marshmallows. Get all cozy and comfortable with your loved ones this holiday season with this delicious hot chocolate recipe!

Homemade Hot Chocolate:

  • Get the milk of your choice and pour it into a saucepan over medium to low heat. *Using milk makes the hot chocolate extra creamy and flavorful.
  • Add the cocoa powder and sugar into the saucepan. Whisk it all together and heat until it is warm.
  • Once the milk is warm, add some chocolate chips. Whisk these into the saucepan until they melt into the milk.
  • Grab the vanilla extract and add a splash of it.
  • You will want to serve this immediately. Also, you are welcome to add marshmallows, whipped cream, chopped chocolate, crushed candy, and anything else your heart desires!


  • Want it richer? Add some half and half.
  • Want it less sweet? Use dark chocolate chips.
  • Have allergies? Use almond milk or lactose-free milk.
  • Want to add some flavor? Add cinnamon, peppermint extract, a shot of espresso, or some caramel sauce

The great thing about making homemade hot chocolate is that you can make it however you want!

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