Flavour Fridays

Hot Chocolate

by Simply Chef on Jan 20, 2023

Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate is a classic winter treat that is perfect for warming up on a cold day. This recipe is easy to make and can be customized to suit your taste. You can use milk or a milk substitute, and adjust the amount of sugar to suit your sweet tooth. The recipe also includes an option for adding whipped cream, chocolate shavings, or marshmallows as a topping. Here is the recipe to make a delicious hot chocolate at home:


  • 1 cup milk or milk substitute
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional toppings: whipped cream, chocolate shavings, marshmallows


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat milk and cream over medium heat until hot but not boiling.
  2. Remove from heat and add chocolate chips, sugar, and vanilla extract. Whisk until chocolate is fully melted and mixture is smooth.
  3. Return saucepan to heat and bring to a simmer, then remove from heat.
  4. Pour hot chocolate into mugs and top with desired toppings.
  5. Serve and enjoy!