How to Make Homemade Hot Chocolate

What You Need:

– Unsweetened cocoa powder  – Semi-sweet chocolate  – Sugar  – Salt – Whole milk  – Half and half  – Vanilla extract


Add the cocoa powder, semi-sweet chocolate, sugar, and salt to a medium saucepot. Pour the milk and half and half over top.

Combine Ingredients


Heat the ingredients over medium while whisking until the chocolate has fully melted into the milk and the milk is beginning to steam (but not simmering).

Heat and whisk


Once the chocolate is fully melted into the milk and the milk is has begun to steam, remove it from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Taste and adjust the sugar or chocolate to your liking.

Add vanilla


Serve hot and enjoy with your favorite toppings.

Add toppings

Ready to Make it?