DIY Hot Chocolate Mix-ins (Homemade hot chocolate recipe) -

Homemade Hot Chocolate with Mix-ins

Creamy hot chocolate made with milk, cocoa powder and sugar. Serve with flavor mix-ins and pair with chocolatey biscuits.
Course Drink
Cuisine American
Keyword easy diy chocolate drink, homemade hot chocolate, hot chocolate mix
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 255kcal
Author Plating Pixels


  • 4 cups whole milk to make creamier, replace some with half-and-half
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Desired flavor mix-ins below


  • Whisk together milk/half-and-half, cocoa powder and sugar in a large sauce pan over medium heat (use more or less sugar depending on how sweet you prefer). Stir constantly and heat until warm, but remove before boiling.
  • Pour into mugs and stir in desired amount of mix-ins: candied orange peel, fresh orange zest, candied ginger, vanilla extract, cinnamon, cayenne powder, black pepper, sea salt, caramel, peppermint or almond extract.


Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 567mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Calcium: 296mg | Iron: 2.3mg