Delicious homemade hot chocolate one cup at a time. Made with unsweetened cocoa powder and your choice of milk.
We had a white Christmas! It was one of the most beautiful winter days that I remember in a long time. I know much of the country was in a heat wave, but we had four days of non-stop snow and then on Christmas day, the sun was out. The sky was a brilliant blue and the snow sparkled.
During the winter we rarely see the sun...or if we do it's just brief glimpses. Our days tend to be mostly gray.
The snow does tend to offset the lack of sun. But to have fresh snow and sunshine... It was a glorious day and we spent the afternoon sledding at Grandma's house!
After a hard day of sledding, hot chocolate is just the ticket! And homemade hot chocolate is amazingly delicious!
My kids prefer this hot chocolate over the instant powdered kind and often make themselves a cup. It really isn't any more difficult than measuring out the powdered stuff.
If you love hot chocolate, you'll also want to check out the Hot Chocolate Cookies!
We did top this hot chocolate with whipped cream, sprinkles and peppermint sticks! Sometimes we do chocolate shavings on top too! Most days, it's just plain or a few mini marshmallows. Special occasions get the full treatment!
Treats to serve with homemade hot chocolate
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- 1 cup milk
- 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- Heat milk on the stove top or in a microwave. You want milk hot, but not scalded.1 cup milk
- In mug, add sugar and cocoa powder.2 Tablespoons granulated sugar, 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- Mix in 1 Tablespoon of hot milk. Stir until all lumps are dissolved.
- Add remaining milk. Stir.
- Add your choice of whipped cream, mini marshmallows, shaved chocolate or enjoy plain.
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Fred G says
Great for cold days.
karrie @ Tasty Ever After says
Homemade hot chocolate is the best!! I was so upset that we didn't have a white Christmas and it was 65 degrees. Now it's been snowing for 2 days and I'm sick of it already! Hahaha! No pleasing me cos I'm Florida born and raised until I moved in NH 3 years ago. I would be happy if if snowed on Christmas only and then melted all the next day. 🙂
I understand...and all that snow stays around forever. A cup of hot chocolate will chase away the blues!
Your Christmas day sounds absolutely beautiful. I would have loved a little more snow here, but the last three or four Christmases have had a ton. You've definitely made me in the mood for hot chocolate. I love when it's homemade. Looks great!
Gotta love the homemade!
Melanie @ Melanie Cooks says
Snow and hot chocolate - that's a definition of a perfect winter day! Your hot chocolate looks delicious!
Hot chocolate and just about anything seems to go!
Jess @ Sweetest Menu says
Hot chocolate AND snow - I'm so jealous! This looks like the best holidays ever!
It was a great holiday! Thanks!
My German grandmother, who we called Oma, made us hot cocoa every winter and she made it exactly the way you do! She always used Droste cocoa powder that she sent away for. When we were kids it wasn’t available in Houston. That was way back in the 50’s & 60’s. I still make it to this day, but now, for my grandson.
What a great memory of your grandmother and what a great memory you are making for your grandson! Thanks so much for your comment!