Homemade Hot Chocolate


With just a few ingredients you can make the tastiest hot chocolate. It’s so simple with cocoa powder!

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Homemade hot chocolate
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2023-06-29, this recipe is for 2 people and takes 5 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

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Homemade hot chocolate


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  • half a litre of whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar
  • optional: mini marshmallows and/or whipped cream
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  • small saucepan
  • whisk
  • fine sieve

Homemade Hot Chocolate

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Making your hot chocolate – 5 minutes

Heat half a litre of milk in a medium saucepan. Add 4 tablespoons of sugar and dissolve it in the milk.

Sieve the cocoa powder into the hot milk and stir with a whisk until smooth. Cocoa powder often contains lumps, so it is always best to sieve it with a fine sieve.

Homemade hot chocolate
Homemade hot chocolate

You can add more sugar or cocoa powder to taste. Share between two large mugs and serve, if you like, with a dollop of whipped cream and/or mini marshmallows. Enjoy!

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Homemade Hot Chocolate: frequently asked questions

Which milk should I use to make hot chocolate?

For the creamiest hot chocolate you should use whole milk. You can also use semi-skimmed milk.

What kind of cocoa powder is best for hot chocolate?

Raw cocoa powder is the best kind of cocoa powder because it is not heated while the cocoa beans are being ground. This means that most of the nutrients remain in the cocoa powder. Dutch cocoa powder is heated while grinding the cocoa beans and has a slightly darker colour. Both types can be used to make chocolate milk.