Rich Hot Chocolate Recipe – The best tasting homemade hot chocolate! Made with milk, cocoa powder and sugar. So easy to make!
A mug of rich and thick hot chocolate is perfect to enjoy on a cold winter day and there’s something especially wonderful about homemade hot chocolate.
This homemade hot chocolate recipe delivers a mug of hot chocolate that is so much richer than hot chocolate that comes from the store bought packets. In fact, this single serving recipe is a scaled down version of the hot chocolate I made when my five children were living at home. I would make a big pot of hot chocolate every time the weather turned cool and I always had it simmering on the stove during the holidays.
This recipe will make enough for 1 large mug of hot chocolate or 2 small cups.
Homemade Hot Chocolate
Start by heating 1/2 cup of milk and 1/2 cup of cream in a small saucepan. You can skip the cream if you’d like and instead add 1 cup of milk but I prefer the richness of the hot chocolate when it’s made with that little bit of cream. You can definitely taste a difference.
While the milk and cream are heating, mix together cocoa powder, sugar and a touch of cinnamon in a separate bowl. Pour the powdered mixture into the hot milk/cream and stir for about 4 minutes. As the sugar and cocoa melt into the milk, the chocolate mixture thickens and becomes darker.
Remove the pan from the heat and add in a little vanilla extract. Pour the hot chocolate into a mug, top with marshmallows if you’d like and enjoy!
Quick, easy and incredibly delicious. It’s like drinking a mug of pure chocolate.
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Hot Chocolate Recipe For One
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Place the milk and cream into a small saucepan and heat to a simmer over medium heat.
- Stir together the sugar, cocoa powder and cinnamon in a small bowl.
- Stir the cocoa/sugar mixture into the saucepan. Stir and simmer 4-5 minutes. Be careful not to let the milk boil.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
- Pour into cup and enjoy.
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