Frothy Hot Chocolate

This simple recipe for hot chocolate is rich, creamy, and smooth. Add a touch of elegance by topping it off with homemade whipped cream and a dusting of cocoa powder.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 4 cups milk
  • 1⁄2 cup sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1⁄3 cup plus 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder, divided
  • 1 cup heavy cream, divided
  • 2 tsp. vanilla


  • In large saucepan, combine milk, sugar, chocolate chips, and 1⁄3 cup cocoa powder. Heat over low heat, stirring frequently with wire whisk, until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth.
  • While the mixture is heating, beat 1⁄2 cup cream until soft peaks form. Remove chocolate mixture from heat. Whisk in vanilla and the remaining 1⁄2 cup cream. Immediately pour into mugs, top with a dollop of whipped cream, and a dusting of cocoa powder, and serve.