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Homemade Hot Chocolate

Rich, chocolatey, & easily doubled for crowd

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Equipment List

  • Dutch oven or heavy-bottom pot


  • 8 c whole milk
  • 1 1/2 c heavy whipping cream
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 Tbsp pure vanilla
  • 2 c chocolate chips
    - can use a mix of semisweet & dark

Cooking Instructions

  • Add 8 c whole milk to pan
  • Add 1 1/2 c heavy whipping cream to pan
  • Add 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk to pan
  • Add 1 Tbsp pure vanilla to pan
  • Add 2 c chocolate chips to pan
  • Stir ingredients
  • Note: Continue stirring occasionally, scraping bottom of pot to incorporate chocolate.
  • Remove from heat. Hot chocolate is best served between 136 degrees and 150 degrees.

Finishing Instructions

  • Ladle into mugs & top with marshmallows or homemade cold foam.
  • Add a drop or two of peppermint extract to make peppermint hot chocolate.
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