Homemade Stovetop Hot Chocolate Recipe
We've had several chilly, rainy, dreary days recently, so my daughter and I decided it was time to officially begin hot chocolate season.
I already have a really fabulous homemade hot chocolate mix that I posted last year. It's my mom's recipe that I grew up drinking, and if you've haven't made yourself a batch yet, I hope you'll give it a try this year! It's seriously amazing.
But… I just haven't gotten around to making up our mix for this year yet. And we were needing hot chocolate rightnowRIGHTNOW. So I decided to take the stovetop route and loved the recipe so much, I just had to share!
I love that this recipe is quick and easy and uses ingredients you most definitely already have on hand (eh– maybe you don't keep half and half on hand all the time, but you can sub in milk without a problem). Plus, I think it's just so cozy to have a pot of hot chocolate on the stove, don't you?
Stay warm, friends!
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 cups half and half
- 2 cups milk, divided
- splash of vanilla
Place the cocoa powder and sugar in a medium saucepan; mix together. Turn heat to medium-high. Mix in 1/2 cup milk (it's okay if the mixture is lumpy).
Stir until mixture bubbles. Allow to boil for a minute or two, stirring continually, until no longer grainy.
Mix in the remaining milk and half and half. Add the vanilla. Continue to stir until hot chocolate reaches desired warmness. Serve immediately.
Experiment with different extracts and spices to create unique hot chocolate flavors!