Hot chocolate from a mix is full of sketchy ingredients, so I make my own. This recipe is super easy and tastes so decadent!
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Honey-Sweetened Hot Chocolate

Making your own hot chocolate is a small step, but it has great impact from being able to avoid that list of ingredients, plus it's crazy easy.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 1298kcal
Author: Beth Ricci


  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups cream
  • 2/3 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup honey I use raw, creamy honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Heat milk and cream on stovetop on medium-low heat in a pot.
  • Add honey and stir well.
  • Slowly add cocoa, whisking well as you go to make sure there are no lumps.
  • Add vanilla.


The recipe as written will make a very strong and very rich hot chocolate. At this point, it is really all about personal taste. If you enjoy it this way, feel free to drink a small cup and enjoy. If not, it makes a fantastic concentrate that you can store in the fridge for 3-4 days, and use as desired. To make a more "normal" cup of hot chocolate from your concentrate, use half water, and half concentrate (or whatever proportions suit your tastes), and heat on the stove-top.
Also note that the honey flavor does come through in this recipe, so if you prefer a less "honey-ish" taste, then you can use half honey, and half coconut palm sugar or unrefined cane sugar (though be aware that honey and coconut palm sugar are the healthiest choices - cane sugar will spike your blood sugar more than the other two.)


Serving: 0g | Calories: 1298kcal | Carbohydrates: 105g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 99g | Saturated Fat: 61g | Cholesterol: 350mg | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 981mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 82g | Vitamin A: 3895IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 472mg | Iron: 4.3mg