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Homemade Hot Chocolate {Easy Healthy Way}

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Homemade Hot Chocolate

Homemade hot chocolate made of 4 simple ingredients is naturally yummy, healthy, nutritious, and easy to make. It truly cures everything after being outdoors during the chilly days, an essential must-have item in my household, LOL.

What Do You Need to Make Hot Chocolate at Home?

Homemade Hot Chocolate Ingredients:

Amazingly simple ingredients:

Whole milk, organic cocoa powder, organic raw cane sugar, and vanilla extract.

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Homemade Hot Chocolate From Scratch Ingredients

Useful Kitchen Utensils:

A 3 Qt saucepan – The right size for making 4 mugs of hot chocolate.

A flour sifter– helps to smooth the coco powder.

A mini rubber whisk – helps to blend the cocoa powder with the milk nicely, leaving no lumps.

A bamboo spatula – The bamboo spatula can hold up heat well, which we can use it to stir during the boiling process.

A canning ladle – to help scoop out the hot chocolate from the saucepan and pour into a mug.

So how do you make hot chocolate from scratch?

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Making Hot Chocolate From Scratch

First, add the whole milk into a saucepan and then add sugar and vanilla extra. Second, sift the cocoa powder in.

homemade hot cocoa
Making Hot Chocolate From Scratch

Third, gently mix and stir the mixture until fully blended, leaving no lumps, using a mini whisk.

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Making Hot Chocolate From Scratch

Fourth, turn the heat to high, and bring the saucepan to a boil. Gently stir using a bamboo spatula while boiling.

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Making Hot Chocolate From Scratch

Once the liquid inside the saucepan reaches boiling point and bubbles up, turn off the heat.

boiled homemade hot cocoa
Making Hot Chocolate From Scratch

All done! Mix well and scoop out the hot cocoa using a canning ladle and pour into your favorite mug and enjoy!

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Homemade Wholesome Hot Chocolate

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is hot chocolate made of?

I make homemade hot chocolate from scratch out of four simple ingredients – whole milk, organic cocoa powder, sugar in the raw, and vanilla extract.

How to enhance the chocolate flavor?

If you’d like to have extra chocolate flavor, melt in 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chip during the boiling process.

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Homemade Wholesome Hot Chocolate

How to make a healthy version?

Use organic whole milk, organic raw cocoa powder, and organic raw sugar, then you shall have a wholesome, nutritious, healthy treat.

Make sure you add just the sugar amount but not excessive. I use 3 tablespoons of organic sugar in the raw for 4 cups of milk and 2.5 tablespoons of the cocoa powder I use.

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Homemade Healthy Hot Chocolate

Like homemade healthy hot beverages? Make sure you also check out immue booster “Homemade Chai Tea“.

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Homemade from Scratch Hot Chocolate Recipe {Easy Healthy Way}

Yield: 4 cups
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes

Homemade wholesome hot chocolate is so yummy, healthy, nutritious, and easy to make. It takes less than 10 minutes and requires 4 ingredients - whole milk, cocoa powder, sugar, and vanilla extra. An ultimate essential must-have item during chilly days.


  • 4 cups of whole milk
  • 3 tbsp organic cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp organic raw cane sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract, see notes
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, optional


  1. Add milk, sugar, and vanilla extract into a saucepan
  2. Sift in cocoa powder
  3. Gently mix everything together using a mini whisk until fully blended
  4. Turn the heat to high, gently stir while boiling until the liquid reaches the boiling point, and bubbles up all at once, about 7 minutes. Turn off the heat
  5. If you prefer to enhance the chocolate flavor, add 1/4 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips toward the end of the boiling, stir and mix well.
  6. Scoop out the hot chocolate using a canning ladle and pour it into your favorite mug and enjoy!


  • For typical vanilla extract which is 35% alcohol, you will need 1 tsp. For the super extract, you will only 1/4 tsp.
  • Hot chocolate starts to bubble around the 6-minute mark. Pay attention and gently stir to avoid overflow.
  • The entire hot chocolate will be boiling around the 7-minute mark. Turn off the heat immediately as soon as the massive bubbles start to appear and rising.

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 servings Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 199Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 24mgSodium 105mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 1gSugar 22gProtein 8g

Nutrition calculation is provided by Nutritionix to the best knowledge per ingredients description and isn't always accurate.

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