Homemade Hot Chocolate 3 Ways

Total Time:
10 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Base:
  • 3 cups cold milk
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Kosher salt
  • Add-Ins:
  • Tropical:
  • 1 tablespoon rum
  • Whipped cream, for garnish
  • Toasted coconut, for garnish
  • Smoky:
  • 1 tablespoon Scotch, such as Johnny Walker Black
  • Toasted marshmallows, for garnish
  • Smoked salt, for garnish
  • Peppermint:
  • 1 tablespoon peppermint schnapps
  • Whipped cream, for garnish
  • Peppermint stick, for garnish
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • For the base: Whisk together the milk, sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, vanilla and a pinch of salt in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, whisking constantly, until the mixture boils, about 2 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium, and continue whisking until thickened, about 30 seconds more.

  • Mix in add-ins as desired, and serve immediately.


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