Easy Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe

It’s winter time in Colorado and that means freezing temperatures day after day often.  Who can relate?  When the boys come inside after enjoying getting some vitamin D in the freezing cold weather it’s become a ritual in our house to enjoy a steaming cup of this easy homemade hot chocolate recipe. Of course, I love recipes that are simple and straight to the point, which is one reason I love this recipe so much. The only set back is that your family is going to ask you to make this a lot because it’s truly that delicious! Enjoy this Easy Homemade Hot Chocolate recipe from my kitchen to yours.


Easy Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe

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Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup cocoa
  • Dash of salt
  • ⅓ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups milk
  • Marshmallows
  1. In a medium saucepan, mix the sugar, cocoa, water, salt and vanilla. Bring to a boil. Be sure to stir constantly.
  2. Boil for 2 minutes.
  3. Add in the milk and heat until it is hot. Do not boil. Stir often.
  4. Before removing from heat, using a wire whisk, stir until the hot chocolate is foamy.
  5. Pour into mugs and add marshmallows.


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  1. Jenna Wood says

    Yummy, I bet this would be great with a thick creamy coconut milk, or other nutty milk alternative (cashew). We drink lots of hot chocolate during the Winter here!

  2. says

    Oh yes this sounds perfect right now! Oh Colorado winters – my skin could not take them, Kansas winters are hard enough haha. I may have to add a little cinnamon to my cup though :) I do love the dash of salt your recipe includes! Yum!


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