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This Hot Chocolate Recipe is just the warm drink to savor the winter moments. This Best Hot Chocolate recipe is also great for holiday parties and gatherings.

We love hot drinks and this easy hot chocolate recipe is one of our favorites. It has a cinnamon flavor and is perfect for warming up on cold days and nights.

hot chocolate recipe


Hello Friends! How is your week going? We are enjoying the cool weather of the season and enjoying watching our sports. There is nothing like getting together with family and friends around the television to enjoy a good game or movie with a mug of hot cocoa!

Today’s recipe is an easy one when you are looking for a hot winter drink to put together quickly. I love simple recipes like this one because I can use ingredients I already have on hand and the amount of clean up is minimal.

homemade hot chocolate recipe

This hot chocolate recipe at home is a perfect treat for watching movies and reading or journaling too!

Hot Chocolate Ingredients

hot chocolate ingredients

The major ingredients for this homemade hot chocolate recipe are:

Cocoa Powder – I like to use this one.

Milk – You can use whole milk, 2 % milk and even almond milk works well.

Sugar – I always use white sugar for this recipe.

Cinnamon – I love to buy Ceylon Cinnamon for baking.

Today’s recipe is a wonderful hot chocolate hot drink recipe that is perfect for any member of the family. Top it with some whipped cream or marshmallows for a perfect holiday beverage.

How to make hot chocolate

Hot chocolate can be doubled or even tripled. You just need to remember 1:1:1. That is One tablespoon of cocoa powder, to one teaspoon of sugar to one cup of milk,


Hot chocolate Variations

There are so many great variations on this:

Vanilla  – you can add a dash of vanilla extract for a more forward vanilla flavor.

Spiked Hot Chocolate – Add a shot of whiskey for a boozy version.

Ginger Hot Chocolate – Add 1/2 teaspoon each of ginger and nutmeg to the cup.


Homemade hot chocolate

For more great hot drink recipes, check out:

Hot Vanilla Milk  – Delicious warm drink made without chocolate.

Nutella Hot Chocolate – A lovely hot cocoa recipe with the sweet hazelnut flavor of Nutella.

Hot Apple Cider – Apples and cinnamon make this a comforting drink any time of year.

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Hot Chocolate Recipe 

How to make hot chocolate
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5 from 6 votes

Homemade Hot Chocolate

Course Drink
Cuisine American
Keyword beverage, cocoa, drink, hot chocolate, winter drink
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 177kcal
Cost .50


  • stove


  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • whipped cream (optional)


  • In a saucepan, add cocoa powder and sugar.
  • add milk and heat over medium until milk is hot, but not boiling.
  • Blend with a whisk or fork vigorously.
  • Add cinnamon and continue to stir.
  • Pour into cups and serve with whipped cream or marshmallows.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon if desired.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 106mg | Potassium: 398mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Calcium: 282mg | Iron: 1mg



timesaving tips to streamline recipes
You can make the chocolate milk ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator. Just heat it up when you are ready.

You can also make this in the microwave. Just heat the ingredients in a microwave for about a minute and stir well.


Best ever hot cocoa

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Saturday 5th of December 2020

I cannot wait to try this recipe - especially my kids will love me for making it. Sounds divine!


Sunday 6th of December 2020

Thank you - I think you will love it!