Fancy something cold instead? This recipe is also the base for our Rich Frozen Hot Chocolate.



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a saucepan, combine milk, chocolate, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. Heat over medium, whisking frequently, until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Cover to keep warm.

  • Whisk cream to soft peaks in a bowl. Divide hot chocolate between two mugs, dollop each with whipped cream, and serve immediately.

Cook's Notes

To add more sweetness, swap out the whipped cream for marshmallows.


To make this a spicy Mexican hot chocolate, whisk 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract into milk mixture before heating. Serve each mug with a cinnamon stick for stirring (and aroma).