Homemade Hot Chocolate


Easily make rich and creamy homemade hot chocolate with this homemade dry mix. It also makes a thoughtful DIY gift idea too.

This is going to become one of your favorite winter drink ideas! If you want something a little more grown-up, why not try a Pacific blue sangria? It will make you feel like you are on an island.

Homemade hot chocolate mix.

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As the weather cools down, it’s time for some hot drinks. Hot cocoa or hot chocolate is always a good choice when you want to really warm up.

This homemade mix is something you can keep in your pantry so you always have what you need to make the best cup of hot chocolate right away.

Keep reading and I’ll share some of my best tips so you can enjoy an amazing cup of cocoa. It’s made with real melted chocolate for an extra creamy texture with a deep and layered flavor profile.

How To Make Homemade Hot Chocolate

Here’s my take on homemade hot chocolate that’s totally comforting, totally delish, and totally hygge.

Kitchen Tools Needed

Ingredients Needed

All the exact amounts you need are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. First, here is a quick list of what you need to get from the store.

The best hot cocoa recipe.

How To Melt Chocolate Chips

I’ve heard of people melting chocolate chips in the microwave, but that isn’t the best way. The best way is to use a double broiler.

If you don’t have a double broiler, then melt the chocolate chips over low heat so they don’t scald – and keep stirring constantly too.

Make It Keto-Friendly

This is really easy to make sugar-free and keto-friendly. All you have to do is use evaporated milk instead of condensed milk. Then, use Lily’s dark chocolate chips. They are sugar-free and fit perfectly in a keto lifestyle.

The best thing about this recipe is that you don’t have to pour it over milk since you are mixing the milk into the saucepan.

Optional Fun Toppings

Have fun with your hot cocoa! Add your favorite mix-ins or toppings. Here are a few ideas if you need them.

How To Give It As A Foodie Gift

If you want to give this as a foodie gift, then put together a gift basket with the following items:

That’s it! It makes a really thoughtful homemade gift. Homemade hot chocolate gift baskets are very popular and anyone that loves chocolate will enjoy this gift.

How do you hygge? We think homemade hot chocolate is SO hygge!
How do you hygge? We think homemade hot chocolate is SO hygge!
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Lisa’s Ultra-Fab Homemade Hot Chocolate

Print Recipe
This Ultra-Fab Homemade Hot Chocolate is creamy, extra flavorful and delicious.
Prep Time:2 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes
Total Time:12 minutes




  • Small Saucepan



  • In a small saucepan, start whisking milk and chocolate chips over medium heat. Whisk until the chocolate chips have completely melted.
  • Add cocoa powder and whisk. Put down the heat to low and stir in condensed milk.
  • Remove from heat and cool until it’s at the desired temperature (because it’ll be really hot!)
  • Pour into your favorite mug and top with some miniature marshmallows.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 97mg | Potassium: 298mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 323IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 237mg | Iron: 1mg
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy chocolate, homemade chocolate drink, Hot Chocolate
Servings: 2
Calories: 220kcal
Perfect homemade hot chocolate.

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  1. I have never heard of hygge, but I am a huge fan of all things cozy, so I think I need to adapt that way of thinking into my life!!

  2. First I love hot chocolate. I have been seeing and reading all kinds of things about this new Hygge thing. Don’t understand it completely but interested.

  3. I have never thought to add condensed milk to my hot chocolate before but I bet it’s a great addition. I actually have some in my cupboard right now. I think I’ll surprise the kids with this today! Nothing pairs with snow like a cup of hot chocolate!

  4. I am all for this mindset! It has been such a cold winter, I have throw blankets all over my house because I feel like I am always cold. This hot chocolate looks so good! My kids would love having this after school.

  5. Sounds like my kind of lifestyle. It would be nice to add some warmth and comfort to your home. It makes you feel more relaxed and well rested! I love this and that hot chocolate recipe is just a lovely bonus.

  6. It’s amazing how much warm drinks make us feel cozy! I realized that’s why I’m craving coffee in the afternoon. So, I grabbed some decaf tea and sip it on those rainy days!

  7. I have heard of hygee before, but I honestly don’t know anything about it. I am in love with hot chocolate though (all year round – but especially in the winter!), and I can’t wait to try your recipe. It sounds delicious. 🙂

  8. I’ve heard a lot about Hygge, but didn’t really know what it was. Sounds like a really interesting book, and a worthwhile path to pursue!! And, your hot cocoa sounds fabulous 🙂

  9. I love everything cozy and drinking a hot drink while watching a movie with my family is my favorite thing to do!