Easy Hot Chocolate

Easy Hot Chocolate

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Adjust Servings:
2 cups Milk
3 Tablespoons, sifted Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
3 Tablespoons Sugar
1/2 cup Dark Chocolate Chips

Easy Hot Chocolate

  • 5 Minutes
  • Serves 2
  • Easy




There is nothing more cozy and gets me into the holiday mood than a hot chocolate!

This recipe is so easy to make, takes less than 5 minutes and only 4 ingredients.

Apparently, the first chocolate drink is believed to have been created by the Maya around 2,500–3,000 years ago.

The cocoa drink was an essential part of Aztec culture by 1400 AD, by which they referred to as xocōlātl!

Nowadays, almost every culture has adapted this cozy beverage.

You will be able to find all kinds of hot cocoa variations but this recipe keep it simple.

All you need is a small pot and your favorite milk, unsweetened cocoa powder, sugar and dark chocolate.

For the milk, since I prefer to keep it dairy free, I am using creamy oat milk.

If you prefer, you can also use almond milk, soy, coconut or any other plant milk.

For that rich, chocolate flavor, this hot chocolate recipe calls for both cocoa powder and dark chocolate chips.

Unsweetened, dark, dutch processed cocoa powder is my favorite.

For the chocolate chips, I am using dairy free, dark chocolate chips that melt beautifully!

When I am feeling fancy, I top my hot cocoa with coco whip and chopped chocolate chips.

Marshmallows are always a crowd favorite. It’s nice to have those on hand as well.

Give this recipe a try and leave your review in the comment section below.

You can also snap a picture of your creation and send it to me via Instagram!



Add Everything to a Sauce Pan

Start by adding the milk to a sauce pan along with the sifted cocoa powder and sugar.

As the mixture heats up on medium-high heat, use a whisk to mix the ingredients well.

Once at simmer, turn the heat to low and add the chocolate chips.

Continue to whisk until the chocolate chips have melted and the hot chocolate is mixed well.

Pour the hot chocolate mixture into mugs then top with your desired topping.

Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days!


Hi guys, so glad you are here! My food blog is about easy, colorful and mostly healthy recipes. I grew up in Germany and have been in the states since 2002. Currently, I am living in sunny Miami, FL! Please leave me a comment if you have questions or recipe requests and also follow me on social media via @foodbyjonister. Happy cooking and eating!

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