Learn how to make hot chocolate using chocolate chips. It only needs three additional ingredients to make it super delicious!
Video: Hot Chocolate With Real Chocolate Or With Cocoa Powder
What Kind Of Chocolate To Use
Hot chocolate made with real chocolate can’t be beat! You can use whatever kind of chocolate chips you like. I prefer dark chocolate so I go with those. If you like a sweeter, creamier hot chocolate, then try milk chocolate chips.
If you don’t have chocolate chips, use baking chocolate and finely chop it.
How To Heat Milk
All you do to make this hot chocolate is to pour milk into a microwave-safe mug and then microwave it until very hot. For one mug, it usually takes a minute to a minute and a half for me. You can microwave in 30 second bursts if you’re not sure. You want it hot but not boiling.
If the handles of your mugs tend to get too hot to hold comfortably, heat the milk in a glass measuring cup. Then you can pour the hot milk into your mug to make the hot chocolate recipe.
If you’re making several mugs, you can also heat the milk on the stovetop. Just pour the amount of milk needed into a saucepan and warm over medium heat. Keep an eye on it though! It should be hot and steaming but not boiling, and you’ll want to stir occasionally so that it doesn’t start to burn.
Scoop in the chocolate chips and some sugar into your warmed milk to make the hot chocolate. Stir until it’s smooth. Drink!Print
- 1 cup milk
- 2 Tbsp. chocolate chips
- 1 tsp. granulated sugar
- pinch of salt
- In mug, add milk and heat in microwave until hot but not boiling ( 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds).
- Add chocolate chips and sugar to the mug. Stir together until the chocolate is melted and very well mixed. Add a pinch of salt and stir.
This post originally appeared in December 2015 and was revised and republished in December 2022.