Because wintertime is no time to be counting calories, we’ve whipped up an extra-indulgent hot cocoa recipe.

Go ahead and top it off with plenty of whipped cream and shaved chocolate, you know you wanna!

Want to take this homemade hot cocoa recipe to the next level? Try setting up a hot chocolate bar! We have lots of ideas to make it fun for a chilly winter afternoon or for a holiday gathering.

Hot cocoa with shaved chocolate and whipped cream

Homemade Hot Cocoa Recipe

Baby, it’s cold outside—so warm up with this recipe for homemade hot cocoa!


Yield: 12 -14 servings
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  • Sift dry milk powder, powdered sugar, cocoa powder and salt together in a medium bowl. Add powdered nondairy creamer.
  • Pour 3½ cups water and vanilla extract into large cast-iron pot (or heavy bottomed stock pot). Slowly add dry ingredients to water, whisking constantly. Pour in chocolate syrup and melted chocolate. Add remaining water to pot and whisk until all ingredients are well blended.
  • Place on stovetop and cook on low heat for about an hour. Stir well and serve!


For a grownup twist, consider adding 2 Tbsp of amaretto along with the milk and vanilla!
Calories: 357kcal, Carbohydrates: 77g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 4mg, Sodium: 150mg, Potassium: 268mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 71g
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