Easy Homemade Hot Chocolate

Easy Homemade Hot Chocolate

For 2 years I've been testing various combinations for the homemade hot chocolate recipe and I'm glad that I didn't rush to show you any of them so far. Many times this perfectionism in choosing recipes can be annoying, but this is the only way I am sure that the tested recipes will have a high success rate for the ones who read them on the site and cook them. It happened the same with this dense and creamy hot chocolate - this is exactly how I wanted it to be and now I made it to my taste.

It was a challenge because I also wanted low-carb hot chocolate, with a few good and safe ingredients - this was the problem I had to solve! The solution impressed me. I realized we only complicate things with powdered milk, starch, when the basis is actually dark chocolate. This is hot CHOCOLATE... not a drink containing powdered milk, starch, flavorings etc.

Now let's stop the talking, below you will find the perfect homemade hot chocolate recipe - dense, silky, creamy and adjustable to everyone's taste. See all the details in steps and indulge in a cup of hot chocolate - because you're worth it!


Dark chocolate
50 g
choose 70-80% chocolate for a more intense taste
Heavy cream (32% fat)
300 ml
in the vegan version you can replace with coconut milk
Cacao powder
2 tbsp
Brown sugar
3 tbsp
I used xylitol and stevia - so sweeten with whatever you like
0.25 tsp
Cinnamon powder
0.5 tsp
optional, other flavors too, according to preferences - vanilla, rum etc.
300 ml
you can replace it with regular or vegan milk

Step by step


In a small bowl, mix well 2 tablespoons of cocoa with 2-3 tablespoons of sweetener/sugar, salt and cinnamon (if you want).


Add 300ml of cold water little at a time, mix carefully with a whisk until all the ingredients dissolve well and the mixture is not lumpy.

You can also use a spoon to stir, but you may have a lot of lumps - so it's good to have a whisk at home :)


Ladle this cocoa mixture into a small saucepan.


Add in the sweet cream and mix well.


Place the pan over heat and bring to a boil. Stir periodically and take care, this mixture gets foamy and can easily spill over when boiling.


As soon as it starts to boil, remove from the heat, add 50g of dark chocolate and let sit for 5 minutes without stirring.


By now, the chocolate will have softened and you can start stirring to incorporate. Whisk until chocolate has dissolved completely.


At this stage, I recommend trying it so that you can adjust its taste and texture:

- if you want it less dense, meaning more liquid, add a little hot water or boiled milk;

- if, on the contrary, you want it thicker, add 10-15g of dark chocolate and incorporate it;

- adjust the sweetness - various brands of dark chocolate are more or less sweet, so change according to your taste;

- season with flavors - I'm minimalist, I add vanilla and occasionally a little cinnamon - the rest must be chocolate flavor!


You can serve right away, now it has the perfect temperature - neither too hot nor too cold.

It's also good if you reheat it later (maybe add some more milk/water), you can even keep in the fridge until the next day.


Quantity: 650 ml (3-4 servings)
Prep time: 10 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 10 min
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