perfect homemade hot chocolate recipe

The Perfect Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe

The secret to perfect homemade hot chocolate is just three ingredients (that you probably have on hand right now!) Double it, triple it, or quadruple it for a crowd!

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword hot chocolate
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 339 kcal
Author Beth at Unskinny Boppy


  • 1 Tbsp Hershey’s cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup white sugar (use 1/4 cup sugar if you like your hot chocolate less sweet)
  • 1 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup milk (to be used separately from other milk)


  1. 1. Stir together the cocoa powder and sugar in a medium saucepan.

  2. 2. Add 1/4 cup of milk and stir constantly over medium-high heat until mixture begins to boil. Continue stirring constantly until all sugar is dissolved. Do not let it burn.

  3. 3. Add the remaining milk to the pan and bring the heat up to the desired temperature. 

  4. Top with marshmallows or drink it straight up!