This time of year my favorite and go to drink is hot chocolate. One of the best hot chocolates I have tried has been Starbucks. Which is surprising because I don’t go to Starbucks. One, because I don’t drink coffee and two because I don’t like paying that much money for something I can have for oh so much cheaper. So of course I do what every good DIYer would do and make my own homemade hot chocolate, which just so happens to taste very similar to the big box brand itself.
- 2 TBS Cocoa Powder
- 2 TBS Sugar
- 1/4 Cup Water
- 1 1/2 Cups Milk Whole is super yummy but we usually only buy 1% and it works just as fine
- 1/4 TSP Vanilla Extract
Mix together your simple syrup! Combine your cocoa, sugar and water and heat (in microwave or on stove) until hot. I just heat it in the microwave (approx 45 secs), it is the quickest and less messing up dishes way.
Once your syrup is heated through pour in your milk and heat again. I heat this step approximately 1:30 - 2:00 minutes.
Stir in vanilla extract and enjoy! This is enough for a large cup or 2 smaller cups.
If you have been looking for a good hot chocolate recipe then definitely try this one out. It only takes a few minutes to make and you can be warming up your bones in no time. If you like whipped cream on your hot chocolate then go ahead and top it off with some yummy whipped cream. It’s delicious!
Hot Chocolate Recipe from Top Secret Recipes
What is your favorite hot drink?
If you like Starbucks copycat recipes, you might like this one.