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Homemade Stovetop Hot Chocolate

Homemade Hot Chocolate has never been easier or more delicious! Quickly made on the stovetop for hot chocolate in just a few minutes.

 

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?

Homemade Hot Chocolate has never been easier or more delicious! Quickly made on the stovetop for hot chocolate in just a few minutes.

Stay warm, friends!

Stovetop Hot Chocolate

Homemade Hot Chocolate has never been easier or more delicious! Quickly made on the stovetop for hot chocolate in just a few minutes.

Ingredients:

2 tbsp cocoa powder

1 cup granulated sugar

2 cups half and half

2 cups milk, divided

splash of vanilla

Directions:

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!

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Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.

4 comments on “Homemade Stovetop Hot Chocolate”

  1. it got all kinds of snowy today so this hot chocolate is just what I need!

  2. Homemade hot chocolate is the best, extra marshmallows please :) Sometimes I cheat and whiz everything together in my Vita, then nuke it. Your method is guaranteed fab! Pinned!

  3. There is just nothing better than a warm mug of hot chocolate when you come in from the cold!!!

  4. This recipe sounds like a nice jumping point for different festive hot chocolate flavors. And you’re right, a pot of chocolate on the stove is quite cozy :)

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