Easy Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe

It’s wintertime 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 setback 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


Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 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.

How do you warm up after spending time in the cold?

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