Rich and creamy, this stovetop hot chocolate is such a treat on a chilly day!
If you’ve only ever had hot chocolate made from the powdered packets, then you need to stop what you’re doing and go make this hot chocolate!
It will be like a whole new treat for you!
It’s so creamy and rich and almost tastes like you’re drinking a melted chocolate bar!
We don’t make it often because we will just crave it more and more, but it is such a perfect treat on a chilly day.
How to Make Hot Chocolate on the Stove
- Cocoa Powder
- Granulated Sugar
All are most likely ingredients you keep on hand anyways!
All you need to do is combine your sugar and cocoa powder in a medium saucepan and stir to combine.
Add 3/4 cup of milk and stir constantly over medium heat until mixture just starts to bubble up a little.
You don’t want it to boil or else your milk will curdle. But you want all the sugar dissolved and no clumps of cocoa powder left behind.
If you’re stirring constantly, it should be smooth by the point you start seeing little bubbles.
Once you do, add 3 more cups of milk and continue stirring until the hot chocolate is hot enough for you.
Again, don’t bring it to a boil, at this point, you’re just heating up the milk to the temperature you want it so that you can drink it and enjoy it immediately!
Make sure you stir constantly, though, because it will boil in seconds if you leave it unattended.
This recipe makes enough for 2-3 drinks depending how much you pour per serving.
You can add whatever toppings you’d like:
- mini marshmallows
- chocolate shavings
- toasted coconut
- even a splash of rum or whiskey if you want a spiked hot chocolate!
Stovetop Hot Chocolate
- 2 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder
- 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
- 3 ¾ cup Milk divided
- In a medium saucepan, stir together cocoa powder and sugar. Place pan on burner over medium heat.
- Add 3/4 cup milk and stir constantly until all the sugar is dissolved and bubbles just begin to form on the surface. Do not let it boil.
- Add the remaining 3 cups of milk and stir constantly until it is the desired temperature.
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