Creamy Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa

Creamy Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa… because it’s finally that time of year! Steamed milk, sweet bittersweet chocolate chips, rich cocoa hinted throughout, and flavored with real vanilla. This hot chocolate is seriously creamy, rich, perfectly sweet, and best enjoyed with a large helping of whipped cream and homemade vanilla marshmallows. It’s the perfect drink for sipping while enjoying these colder months or while decorating for Christmas! Oh, and do you want to know the best part about this cocoa? The recipe is so simple, with only six pantry staple ingredients. It’s SO good and truly perfect for kids and adults alike!

two mugs of hot chocolate on marble counter with two spoons and grated chocolate

About The Recipe

I don’t think I have ever been so excited to share a recipe than I have today. This hot chocolate is something so, so special to me. I actually have been developing this recipe since I was a little girl.

Yep, that’s right! I have probably been working and tweaking on this recipe since I was about five years old.

hot chocolate on a white plate with flowers, more mugs behind, and glasses

My mom has always let me just try and create in the kitchen. This hot cocoa was one of the first things I ever remember making on my very own.

The recipe has definitely evolved over the years.

It’s rich, extra chocolate-y, sweet without being too sweet, and it’s super creamy!

I always use fat free milk for this recipe, it’s an athlete’s habit of drinking non-fat milk, but you would never know it! It’s literally the creamiest, chocolatiest, and just the best of hot chocolate ever.

Do you want to know the best thing about this cocoa? You can use any dairy-free milk and vegan chocolate chips to make this recipe a deliciously chocolate-y vegan hot chocolate!

It’s seriously so, so good.

Equipment Needed

  • A Large Pot
  • Whisk

Ingredients

cocoa powder, vanilla, salt, chocolate chips, milk, and sugar in glass bowls

Instructions

In a large pot, combine milk, chocolate chips, sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt. Whisk constantly over medium heat until the chocolate has dissolved completely and the milk is warmed through.

Pour into mugs and serve with whipped cream and marshmallows!

two mugs of hot chocolate with a spoon in one

What To Serve with This Hot Chocolate…

Of course, marshmallows, whipped cream, and shaved chocolate is essential for a good cup of hot chocolate, but there are so many other things you can serve to make this super special! Here are a few of our favorite recipes to go with this cocoa:

How To Store

If you have leftover cocoa, don’t worry! You can keep this in a sealable glass bottle or in an airtight container in the fridge. Just pour into a microwave safe mug and reheat! You can also reheat the cocoa over the stove.

mug of hot chocolate with some drunk from it

Expert Tips

  • Be careful not to overheat the milk!
  • I used bittersweet chocolate chips, but you can use milk chocolate, dark chocolate…whatever you want!
  • This recipe keeps really well in the fridge.

When you make this Creamy Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

two mugs of hot chocolate on marble counter with two spoons and grated chocolate

Creamy Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa

Caylie
Rich, creamy, extra chocolate-y, and SO. GOOD. This Homemade Hot Cocoa is the only recipe you'll need this winter!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 351 kcal

Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • In a large pot, combine milk, chocolate chips, sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt.
  • Stir with a whisk over low heat until chocolate has completely melted and the milk is warmed through. Don't overheat!
  • Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream and marshmallows.

Notes

  • Be careful not to overheat the milk!
  • I used bittersweet chocolate chips, but you can use milk chocolate, dark chocolate...whatever you want!
  • This recipe keeps really well in the fridge.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 351kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 10gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 272mgPotassium: 449mgFiber: 2gSugar: 42gVitamin A: 445IUCalcium: 318mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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