Recipe to welcome the holiday season: Homemade hot chocolate


Omariah "Tink" Reid, Staff Writer

During the chilly winter months, a nice cup of hot chocolate can bring both warmth and peace.  It is a festive drink that is loved by people of all ages.  Hot chocolate is now available at Starbucks, McDonald’s, the Red Zone, and even in premixed packets at the grocery store — but we have gathered the best hot chocolate recipe around for true HC lovers! 

Here is a homemade hot chocolate recipe posted by Natasha Kravchuk Natasha’s Kitchen

You will need: 

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar (or more, if desired) 
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 cups whole milk 
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate (chips, chunks, or shavings) 
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

To make, simply follow these steps: 

  1. In a saucepan, whisk together the sugar and cocoa powder. 
  2. Add milk, chocolate chunks, and vanilla.
  3. Place over medium heat until steaming, whisking constantly to avoid burning the chocolate. 
  4. Cool to desired serving temperature and serve with your favorite toppings. 

This recipe yields 4 servings, so be sure to enjoy with your best friends or family — or simply keep it all to yourself! Let us know what you think in the comments below!