The yummiest Homemade Hot Chocolate that takes only 10 minutes to make! Perfect for cozy fall and winter days, holidays, Christmas morning, and any time.
Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe
It doesn’t take long, and it’s SO yummy–perfect for all of those cozy evenings and holiday gatherings with family and friends. Make it in minutes, really!
For us it’s part of our holiday celebrations–every time they come in after playing in the snow, when we make Christmas cookies, after a Christmas outing, at parties, on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning, and any other excuse we get.
This recipe doesn’t take long at all to make, and everyone you serve it to will think you are a superstar. The recipe really comes together in 10 minutes or less, and that’s a huge win in my book. It doesn’t take much longer than boiling water for packet hot chocolate, and it tastes SO much better!
Rich and creamy, it’s the perfect thing to warm you up on a chilly fall or winter day. I like to make it and then let it just simmer on the stove so we can have it when we want to throughout the day. It’s definitely a favorite on the weekends.
I love adding the peppermint cream on top–it’s the perfect complement. If you don’t like peppermint, you can always use plain whipped cream with a little sprinkle of cinnamon & sugar (add it to the hot chocolate, and on top of the whipped cream both), with marshmallows, or plain. It’s delicious any way you serve it!
You can use a lesser fat milk instead of the whole milk, but it won’t be quite as rich or creamy. I highly suggest using whole milk!
Homemade Hot Chocolate
- 1 1/2 c. milk chocolate chips
- 1 can evaporated milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 3-4 c. whole milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 pint heavy cream
- 1/4 c. powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. peppermint extract
- 2 candy canes crushed
- In a saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate chips with the can of evaporated milk. Once they're melted, stir in the four cups of milk and heat through. Remove from heat and add the vanilla. Serve with Peppermint Cream if desired!
- Peppermint Cream: In a mixing bowl, beat the heavy cream until it's just beginning to form soft peaks. Add the powdered sugar (you can do more or less to taste), and beat until incorporated. Add the peppermint extract and crushed candy canes, then beat again until the right consistency. I like to spoon the cream into a sandwich bag, push it down into one corner, snip the corner off of the bag, then pipe it onto the top of the hot chocolate. Sprinkle a few more bits of candy cane on top, and enjoy!
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