Signature Hot Chocolate

This super easy hot chocolate recipe is a quick way to warm up a cold day or prepare for a special holiday treat – this might be just what Santa wants when he stops by your house!

You can use milk or what ever milk substitute you prefer – we love the rich combination of milk and whipping cream (or half-and-half).

Other than the minute or two it takes to measure out the ingredients, this recipe requires only that you stir it while it heats. You can even make it in a microwave.

Make this hot chocolate with our Cinnamon Chocolate Sugar, Lavender Sugar, Double Cocoa Sugar, Chipotle Chocolate Sugar, or Smoked Brown Sugar.

(See also our White Hot Chocolate recipe for a different twist on hot chocolate.)

Signature Hot Chocolate

Super easy hot chocolate - perfect for holidays or any cold day!
Course Drinks
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4



Stove-top Directions

  • Place milk, sugar and chocolate chips in a medium saucepan.
  • Heat over medium heat until chocolate chips are melted and well combined, stirring frequently.
  • Pour into mugs and garnish with shaved white chocolate, marshmallows or whipped cream.
  • (Add more chocolate chips if you prefer a sweeter, richer drink.)

Microwave Instructions

  • Place milk in a microwave-safe bowl and heat to desired temperature, but do not boil.
  • Remove from microwave and stir in chocolate chips until melted and combined with milk.
  • Stir in sugar until dissolved.


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