The best homemade hot chocolate! Starbucks copycat recipe

Homemade Hot Chocolate

Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 16 ozs approx
Author Melissa Coleman


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Once your syrup is heated through pour in your milk and heat again. I heat this step approximately 1:30 - 2:00 minutes.
  3. Stir in vanilla extract and enjoy! This is enough for a large cup or 2 smaller cups.