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World’s Best Hot Chocolate

What's more comforting than a mug of homemade hot cocoa?
Courtesy of USDairy.com

This smooth and creamy hot cocoa is the stuff of dreams. Made with cocoa powder, milk, semi-sweet chocolate chips and so much love, this is the perfect hot drink for holiday movie nights and family get togethers. 

Recipe courtesy of USDairy.com 

Ready in
15 m
5 m
(prepare time)
10 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


  • 1/2 Cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 4 Cups whole milk or fat level of choice
  • 2 Cups (12 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips*
  • 3 Teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • Optional garnish: whipped cream, mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, shaved chocolate


Combine sugar and cocoa powder in a medium, heavy-bottom pot and whisk until evenly combined.

Whisk in milk and bring to a simmer on stovetop over low heat.

Stir in chocolate chips, vanilla extract and salt and stir constantly until chocolate is completed melted and mixture is smooth.

Pour hot chocolate into mugs and garnish with whipped cream, marshmallows, chocolate chips or chocolate shavings as desired.