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simple homemade hot chocolate recipe

homemade hot chocolate recipe

An easy homemade hot chocolate recipe whipped up easily and quickly on the stovetop
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Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Servings4 small servings


  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • cup sugar
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream you can use a cup of milk instead if you want to be healthy


  • Combine chocolate, sugar, and ½ cup of the milk in a saucepan. If you are using a heavy saucepan, medium heat is probably perfect. If you have a thinner saucepan, you’ll want to keep it at a lower heat so you don’t scald your milk.
  • Stir frequently until the mixture is just starting to bubble.
  • Stir in the rest of the milk and cream and heat to drinking temperature. Don’t boil it, or you’ll scald the milk and it won’t be tasty!
  • Beat it up with a whisk or fork a bit…to make it frothy. Or skip this step.
  • Top it with whipped cream or marshmallows.