The whole family will love this homemade, creamy hot chocolate recipe using unsweetened cocoa, white sugar, & milk. Perfect hot chocolate recipe for a cold day.
It’s that time of year again at our house…time to pull out the winter coats, sweaters and our favorite Hot Chocolate Recipe. My kids love this recipe after a long day up in the mountains skiing or after an afternoon of playing in the snow or sledding in the back yard. It is so easy to make and can be made on the stove top or in your Instant Pot!
I have found that it is a little bit faster to make in the Instant Pot than it is on the Stove Top. We like a little bit of cinnamon in our Hot Chocolate so that is included in this recipe. You can leave the cinnamon out if that isn’t your style!
We love to top ours with marshmallows or whipping cream. If you want it a little less creamy, you can add skim milk or more of it. Add some crushed peppermint or peppermint sticks if you want a little bit of peppermint goodness.
Instant Pot Hot Chocolate
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 cups milk
- 1/3 cup water hot
- 1/2 cup sugar
- Dash salt
- 1/4 cup unsweetened Cocoa
Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in medium saucepan; stir in water.
Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly; boil and stir 4 minutes.
Add milk; stir and heat until hot.
Turn off heat; add vanilla.
HOT CHOCOLATE BAR
Sometimes if I am feeling fancy, I pull out some fun toppings to throw in the Hot Chocolate as part of a Hot Chocolate Bar. No matter how you serve it, it is always creamy and delicious!
We are looking forward to the snowy weather as we do every year. We just love it!
You may also be interested in trying out these other Hot Chocolate Recipes.
Go ahead and make some!
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