Homemade Hot Chocolate

Make this Homemade Hot Chocolate with just 2 simple ingredients!  You’ll never buy mix again!

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Our winter has been SO cold and snowy, and I’m loving every second of it!  We’ve been out skating, snowshoeing and tobogganing as much as we can, just enjoying all of the snow.  In fact one of my favourite times with my kids are the nights outside at our lake skating…there’s just something so great about being able to do this together.  Then we come home and have homemade hot chocolate with marshmallows.  LOVE.

Homemade Hot Chocolate

I used to think in order to have hot chocolate, I had to have a can of mix that I bought at the store.  I have since learned that THE BEST hot chocolate is one you can make right at home with just 2 simple ingredients from your panty.  No extra chemicals or colour, just cocoa and sugar, that’s it.  And so easy to make too.

Homemade Hot Chocolate

You can make 1 cup of hot chocolate with 1 tbsp cocoa powder and 1 tbsp sugar…that’s it.  Not much easier than that!  And if you want to keep a stash of this mix ready on hand, just mix up a full jar and keep it in your pantry.  Then when you want a cup of hot cocoa, add some mix and milk to a saucepan and heat on your stove, or put it in the microwave for about 1 minute.  That simple.  So yummy!

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Homemade Hot Chocolate

Servings 1
Author Jo-Anna@APrettyLife

Ingredients

Ingredients for 1 cup of Hot Chocolate:

  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk or more if you like it less sweet

Instructions

  1. For an individual cup of hot chocolate, add 1 tbsp of cocoa, 1 tbsp sugar and 3/4 cup to 1 cup of milk into a saucepan on the stove.

  2. Heat over low on the stove, whisking often.

  3. Pour into a mug, add marshmallows and enjoy!

Make a Jar for your Pantry

  1. If you want to keep the hot chocolate mixture ready to use, you can make a jar of it and keep it in your pantry.  It will last for months.  Just add equal parts cocoa and sugar to the jar, and mix well.   Then add to milk when you want a cup of hot chocolate.

 Enjoy this hot chocolate with homemade chocolate chip cookies or peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.  A perfect treat.

Homemade Hot Chocolate

I hope you try this and love it!

Have a delicious day!

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8 Comments

  • Reply Lori November 24, 2010 at 9:44 PM

    What a great post, Jo-Anna! So helpful are you!

    I really love your blog and check it out everyday. You are so multitalented. Love it.

    Stay warm!

  • Reply Jo-Anna November 25, 2010 at 2:30 AM

    Thanks Lori! You are so nice! I really enjoy this blog!

  • Reply Kay June 26, 2012 at 4:41 PM

    I’ve been doing it this for a few months now. At first I did what you did with the one tablespoon cocoa and the one tablespoon sugar. I now just skip the sweetener and add one scoop of Kal Stevia. It is calorie free but it is natural. It doesn’t harm the body like the artificial sweeteners do.

    • Reply A Pretty Life in the Suburbs June 26, 2012 at 5:55 PM

      Oh that sounds very interesting! I’ve never used Kal Stevia before…I just might have to try it!
      Jo-Anna

  • Reply Bethany November 9, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    I think just microwaving chocolate milk makes a great hot chocolate as well…that is if you have it on hand! 🙂 Love all the tips and recipes on your blog!

  • Reply RaVae Erickson January 28, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    AHHHH!!!!!! FINALLY an EASY delicious (looks delicious anyway) way to replace those stupid hot chocolate packets! 🙂 And now I want some and can’t have any because I am at work….tonight you are MINE delicious looking hot chocolate!

  • Reply Brenda January 8, 2017 at 7:04 PM

    That sounds easy enough to make. My youngest son loves hot chocolate and usually has it every Saturday morning. Thanks for sharing.

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