Homemade Hot Chocolate


IMG_20140213_175428_222How would you like to wake up to this rich, robust, homemade hot chocolate drink embellished with white chocolate and candy hearts?  I would love to.  It would make my day, especially it’s Valentine’s Day.  If I live in a farm, I would drink it by the window and enjoy a breathtaking view of a snow covered landscape.  Or, it sure would be fun to bundle up, bring a chair outside, sit down and savor this sinfully delicious hot chocolate drink with your loved one.  It would be lovely.

IMG_20140213_175443_723Doesn’t it look inviting?  Just looking at it makes you want to grab it and have a drink.  Little J & A loved it and and now prefer a homemade hot cocoa.  They told me to not buy those hot chocolate mix in a box anymore.   I agree.  Homemade is the best because you know you are getting the real thing and you can control the amount of sugar added.

Anyway, without further ado, let’s make it.  It’s really easy.


  • 2 cups of your favorite milk ( I used 2% organic milk)
  • 2 tablespoons Hershey’s unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup Ghirardelli semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet)

Bring milk to a simmer over medium heat.  Add the cocoa powder and sugar and stir until the sugar is dissolved and the cocoa powder is well mixed.  Remove from heat.  Then, add the chocolate chips.  Stir until the chocolates are melted.  Pour in a cup and top with whipped cream.  Dust with cocoa.   If you are using bittersweet chocolate chips, add  an additional 1/2 tablespoon of sugar.  Enjoy!

Wishing you all a romantic Valentine’s Day!  Thanks for stopping by.  If you like this post, don’t forget to Subscribe to get the latest recipe.  Thank you!  Have a fabulous day!


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18 thoughts on “Homemade Hot Chocolate

  1. Hi, Liz! Thank you for the visit and the thoughtful comments. I appreciate them.
    The hot chocolate was indeed incredible. I had one this morning; gosh, so chocolatey! It made my day. 🙂
    Oh, that would be lovely if you live nearby. 🙂 You can come over (with a loaf of your delicious bread) and have a cup. 🙂
    I used two tablespoons (leveled) of Hershey’s 100% unsweetened cocoa powder. and it was perfect. I made it creamy by adding 2 cups of 2% organic milk and sweetened it a bit with 1 tablespoon of sugar then added 1/4 cup of (Kirkland 51% cacao) semi-sweet chocolate chips. However, if you use 1% or non-fat milk, I can’t guarantee the flavor would be the same.
    Then, topped it with a dollop of whipped cream and dusted with cocoa powder. 🙂 Enjoy the delicious hot cocoa. 🙂

    • Hey, why are you degrading me to 1% (LOL) I don’t drink milk much but when I do, I use 3.25% ha ha! Thanks for this information. I shall be making this with exact same ingredients. What a great way of spoiling myself. I’ll keep you posted. Thanks have a great Sunday!

      • LOL.I thought you are one of those who are fanatic about low-fat food haha. You’re quite welcome, Liz. Enjoy the cup of cocoa and thanks for stopping by. Have a great Sunday as well. 🙂

  2. Anna, I wish i lived near you. I would have ordered a few cups for valentine. The hot chocolate looks incredible and the pictures are awesome. I must spoil myself with this great creation, one of these fine weekends! I have saved the recipe. Have a lovely weekend. Mine is sunny!

  3. Happy Valentine’s Day, Anna. Your ho chocolate sounds really good. Having just finished a cup of hot chocolate, your post has convinced me to have another. Thank you! 🙂

    • Hello,John! Belated Happy Valentine’s Day. I hope it was great. Thank you for the kind words. Oh, yes, looking at this gorgeous, rich hot cocoa makes you want to have another indeed. 🙂 I am so tempted to have a cup at this very moment myself he he. Thank you for the visit and kind words, John. Have a great weekend. 🙂

    • Hello, PRCCSS! It’s so great you stopped by. Thank you. I made this for my children this morning and place candy hearts and they had a big smile on their face. 🙂
      By the way, I finally published my adaptation to your sauce recipe. It’s awesome! Thank you for sharing. It’s the best sauce I came across the blogosphere world. Happy Valentines Day. Celebrate it and enjoy it! Have a fabulous, blessed weekend. Warm regards. 🙂

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