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Classic hot chocolate recipe

two cups of hot chocolate with marshmallows

Hot chocolate is a classic, rich and indulgent drink perfect for colder evenings or mornings. It is easy to make at home with few ingredients and the results are simply delicious.

Here’s how you can make your very own cup of hot chocolate:


1 cup milk (or non-dairy milk)

1/4 cup chopped chocolate (your choice of chocolate)

1 tsp sugar (optional)

pinch of salt (optional)

whipped cream or marshmallows (optional)


Start by heating the milk in a pot on medium heat, stirring occasionally to prevent the milk from scorching. Do not let the milk boil.

Once the milk is heated through, add the chopped chocolate to the pot and stir until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth.

If you like your hot chocolate on the sweeter side, add a teaspoon of sugar and mix until it dissolves. For a balanced flavor, add a pinch of salt to enhance the chocolate flavor. Pour the hot chocolate into a mug and top with whipped cream or marshmallows if desired.

Serve your hot chocolate immediately and enjoy.

Pro tip: If you want to add an extra touch of flavor to your hot chocolate, try adding a dash of vanilla extract or a sprinkle of cinnamon, nutmeg, or a pinch of cayenne pepper to the mixture.

Overall, making your own hot chocolate at home is a simple and enjoyable process that yields a delicious and satisfying result. Give it a try and treat yourself to a warm and decadent cup of hot chocolate.


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