It only takes two ingredients and two steps to make the richest, creamiest hot chocolate you've ever had, without ever opening a powdery mix. Instead, just reach into your fridge for whatever kind of milk you like and grab a handful of chocolate chips. You'll have a steaming hot cup of cocoa in minutes.

Hot Chocolate Made from Chocolate Chips

Video of the Day

Things You’ll Need

  • 1 cup of milk

  • 3 tablespoons chocolate chips (a scant quarter cup), store-bought or homemade

ingredients for hot chocolate

Step 1: Warm the Milk

In a small saucepan, warm your milk over medium heat. Stir often to keep it from boiling and scorching, otherwise you'll get "pudding skin" on top.


It's better to use the stove because you can keep an eye on the milk to avoid boiling, but a microwave would work as a second choice. Just heat in 30 second intervals until hot — 60 to 90 seconds total.

materials for chocolate chip hot chocolate

Step 2: Stir in Chocolate Chips

Turn the heat off and quickly use your whisk to stir in the chocolate chips.

whisk in chocolate chips


For more flavor variations, add the zest of an orange, a pinch of instant espresso powder or a sprig of fresh mint. It's already very rich as it is but optional toppings include the classics: marshmallows, whipped cream or a drizzle of chocolate over either one.

chocolate chip hot chocolate

You Might Also Like…

To really make this something special, try making your own homemade chocolate chips. It's a real treat!

Homemade chocolate chips

And adding homemade marshmallows will send this drink over the top!

Homemade Marshmallow Recipe


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here