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Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe

Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe

This homemade hot chocolate recipe will blow your mind. It's creamy, delicious, and sweetened naturally with no corn syrup or processed sugar.

Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 273 kcal
Author Betsy Jabs



  1. To make this homemade hot chocolate recipe, begin by mixing together cocoa powder, salt, and optional cinnamon in a medium saucepan. Next, stir in the maple syrup and water.
  2. Cook the mixture over medium-high heat, stirring, until it boils. Boil for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Add milk, stir, and heat. Do not allow the mixture to boil.
  4. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract.

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This recipe makes a very rich chocolate drink. So if you're used to watered down, powdered hot cocoa mixes, you'll be amazed at how creamy and delicious this homemade hot chocolate can be. If the mixture is too rich for your tastes just add more milk or water.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 273 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 121mg5%
Potassium 495mg14%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 37g41%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 395IU8%
Calcium 326mg33%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.