Easy Hot Chocolate

Would you like to make hot chocolate from scratch so you don’t have to rely on a packet of hot chocolate? Try my Easy Hot Chocolate – the name says it all!

I have been trying to make this Christmas season special for my kids. We have had a lot of unexpected events the last few weeks, but I’m still trying to make this season special. On Sunday we had an ice storm so we were all snuggled in the house for a bit. I made some hot chocolate and my kids thought it was so much fun! It’s amazing how something simple, like this Easy Hot Chocolate, can seem so special during the Christmas season!

I always enjoy doing Christmas crafts with my kids this time of year. In the past, we have made a countdown Christmas chain, a flower pot reindeer and this felt Christmas tree that we use year after year. It’s such a fun time of year and I love seeing the excitement in my kid’s eyes! Such little things are such exciting things, like this Easy Hot Chocolate!

This Easy Hot Chocolate is easy to put together, to make and super easy to adjust the number of servings! The recipe is for one serving, but you can easily make four servings as well (or more)!

So, this Christmas season, snuggle up with your family around the tree and enjoy a cup of Easy Hot Chocolate!

What are some of your favorite things to do during the Christmas season to make it special?

Easy Hot Chocolate

Cook time: 5 mins Total time: 5 mins

Serves: 1

This hot chocolate is easily adaptable! If you don’t want to use heavy cream, just omit it and add 1 cup of milk. It just won’t be as creamy, but will still taste delicious!


  1. 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
  2. 1 tablespoon sugar
  3. pinch of salt
  4. ¾ cup milk
  5. ¼ cup heavy cream
  6. whipped cream for serving
  7. marshmallows for serving


  1. In a small saucepan, whisk together the cocoa, sugar, and salt. Add the milk and cream and whisk until combined.
  2. Turn the heat to medium and heat, being careful not boil or scald the milk.
  3. Stir regularly while the hot chocolate is heating.
  4. Remove from heat when mixture reaches the desired temperature.
  5. Pour into mugs and serve with whipped cream and/or marshmallows if desired.

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