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Homemade hot chocolate recipe with whipped cream

Hot chocolate with marshmallows

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Cups


Best homemade hot chocolate with marshmallows recipe and whipped cream ( for about 3-4 cups)


Hot chocolate

  • 500 ml (1 3/4 cup) Milk or plant-based milk
  • 1 tbsp Cocoa powder - unsweetened
  • 1 tbsp Brown Sugar - or maple syrup, honey
  • 100 g (1/2 cup - 4 oz) Chocolate - semi-sweet or bittersweet
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract

Whipped cream

  • 200 ml (3/4 cup) Heavy cream - full fat and cold
  • 1 tbsp Confectioner's sugar - sifted
  • Marshmallow


Hot chocolate

  1. Place unsweetened cocoa powder with sugar and vanilla extract in a saucepan.
  2. Add the milk and heat over medium heat until it boils.
  3. Stir the chocolate pieces into the hot milk and mix to melt and until smooth for about 5 minutes.
  4. Pour the hot chocolate into your mugs.

Whipped cream

  1. Place the cold heavy cream with the sifted confectioner's sugar in a medium bowl.
  2. Beat with an electric mixer for about 3-4 minutes at medium speed until you have a thick whipped cream.
  3. Pour the whipped cream over the hot chocolate and decorate with cocoa powder and marshmallows.


You can store hot chocolate in the fridge for 2-3 days and reheat it in the saucepan or microwave.

  • Thicker hot chocolate: Make a 1:1 mixture of semi-skimmed milk and full heavy cream.
  • A less chocolatey drink: Reduce the amount of chocolate by 1/3.
  • A less sweet drink: Remove the powdered sugar and use a less sweet chocolate (64% or 70%)
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: drink, beverage,
  • Cuisine: french


  • Calories: 393
  • Sugar: 22
  • Sodium: 77
  • Fat: 31
  • Saturated Fat: 19
  • Carbohydrates: 28
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 6
  • Cholesterol: 81

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