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Two homemade hot chocolates in tall slim mugs topped with whipped cream.
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Classic Homemade Hot Chocolate

This easy recipe for Classic Homemade Hot Chocolate will warm you up on those cold winter days and nights and is the perfect sweet drink.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 564kcal
Author: Aimee Mars


  • 4 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 3 tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 4 cups Whole Milk
  • 6 ounces Bittersweet Chocolate chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract


  • Melt the Butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the Cocoa Powder and Brown Sugar and combine using a whisk. Slowly pour in the Milk while continuing to whisk the mixture. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat and then reduce to low.
  • Stir in Chocolate and Salt. Continue stirring until chocolate is completely melted. Remove from heat and add in the Vanilla.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 564kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 188mg | Potassium: 739mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 766IU | Calcium: 327mg | Iron: 4mg