Serve with jumbo marshmallows. Drizzle some chocolate and caramel on top of the marshmallows and enjoy!


Recipe Summary

5 mins
10 mins
15 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat water and chocolate in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth, about 5 minutes.

  • Stir sugar and salt into chocolate mixture. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved and flavors combine, about 4 minutes. Pour milk into chocolate mixture and cook until hot. Beat with a whisk until foamy or stir until smooth.

Nutrition Facts

205 calories; protein 7.8g 16% DV; carbohydrates 23.9g 8% DV; fat 10.9g 17% DV; cholesterol 14.6mg 5% DV; sodium 80.2mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
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Rating: 5 stars
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Rating: 4 stars
Recipe was great...I usually use 2 chocolate packets for a single cup so I was going to make this thicker/sweeter than normal. I'd say that rather than adjust the sugar amount simply adjust the milk content (3 cups for a fairly sweet mix 4 1/2 cups for a more orthodox sweetness. Great recipe and very easy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
this is the best and I'm almost positive everybody has all of the ingredients. just match it while its on the stove. it'll go from not boiling at all to over flowing in less than 5 seconds. literally! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I only had 1 ounce of unsweetened chocolate so I added about 3 squares of almond bark. it was super delicious!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
It turned out amazing! Most hot chocolates that are on here have too many ingredients and they take too long. This recipe was the best I have ever made and didn t take nearly as long as the instructions said! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Mildly sweet with dark chocolate taste. Turned out smooth and creamy. I used 1% because that s what we had. I might have added a little more chocolate than expected. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I thought this cocoa had wonderful chocolate flavor but it needed just a tad more sugar for my tastes. Because I had 1% milk I used 2/3 milk and 1/3 light cream. I also added just a tad of vanilla and topped with a dollop of Fluff. The perfect drink for a cold winter s day. Read More