How To Make The Best Hot Chocolate Of All Time (4 ways)

Are you a hot chocolate lover? Here are four ways of making the best hot chocolate drink. The base ingredients are whole milk and cocoa powder or dark chocolate. These recipes are easy to make and the hot chocolate is ready in 10 minutes. 🙂


1. Easy Single Serving Hot Chocolate:

• 1 cup whole milk
• 1 tbsp cream
• 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
• 1 1/2 tsp brown sugar
• 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

2. Italian Hot Chocolate:

• 1 1/2 cups whole milk
• 4 oz dark chocolate (finely chopped)
• 2 tbsp granulated sugar
• 1 tbsp cocoa powder
• 1 tbsp cornstarch

3. Mexican Hot Chocolate:

• 1 cinnamon stick
• 1 chili (seeded and dried)
• 8 oz dark chocolate (finely chopped)
• 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
• 1/2 vanilla bean pod (scraped)
• a pinch of salt
• 1 1/2 cups whole milk

4. Instant Hot Chocolate:

• 2 1/2 tbsp choco mix
• 1 cup hot whole milk


1. Easy Single Serving Hot Chocolate:

Prepare a small saucepot.
Add whole milk and cream.
Add vanilla extract, brown sugar, and unsweetened cocoa powder.
Set the saucepot over medium heat.
Stir to dissolve cocoa powder and sugar.
Continue stirring until well combined.
Once done, transfer to a heat-resistant mug.

2. Italian Hot Chocolate:

Prepare a small saucepot.
Add 4 oz of finely chopped dark chocolate into the pan.
Add a splash of whole milk.
Set it over medium heat.
Add 2 tbsp of granulated sugar and 1 tbsp of cocoa powder.
Stir to melt the dark chocolate.

Meanwhile, prepare cornstarch slurry.
Mix 1 tbsp of cornstarch and a splash of whole milk in a small bowl.
Set aside.

Once dark chocolate has melted, gradually add the rest of the whole milk while stirring the mixture.
Add the cornstarch slurry.
Continue to whisk until the mixture is thick.
Remove from the heat and transfer into a heat-resistant mug.

3. Mexican Hot Chocolate:

Place one cinnamon stick under a broiler.
Char a single side of the cinnamon.
Once done, set it aside.

Prepare a small saucepot.
Add 8 oz of finely chopped dark chocolate.
Add 1/2 tbsp of brown sugar, 1/2 scraped vanilla bean pod, and the vanilla bean pod.
Add the cinnamon stick and dried chili.
Season with a pinch of salt.
Pour 1 1/2 cups of whole milk.
Set it over medium heat.
Stir until dark chocolate has melted.
Let it heat for 10 minutes.
Once done, remove the cinnamon stick, dried chili, and vanilla bean pod.
Transfer the hot chocolate into a blender.
Blend on a high speed until smooth.
Pour through a fine-mesh strainer.
Transfer to a mug.

4. Instant Hot Chocolate:

In a mug, add 2 1/2 tbsp of hot choco mix.
Pour 1 cup of hot whole milk.
Stir to combine.

How To Make The Best Hot Chocolate Of All Time (4 ways)
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