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Perfect Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe

Homemade hot chocolate is a mug of warm, chocolaty comfort. It has the ability to warm up the body on a cold day, and to warm the soul with healing when it’s hurting.

Perfect Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe | @itsyummi

My emotions are in a knot. Sometimes words cannot adequately express what my heart longs to say. So I pray, and offer up food comfort, with a hot chocolate recipe.


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May hurting hearts be comforted, even with something as seemingly insignificant as a perfect mug of homemade hot chocolate.


For life’s little hurts, comfort can sometimes come in a mug…

Sometimes life's comfort comes in a cup of the perfect hot chocolate - get the recipe on

Perfect Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe |

Perfect Homemade Hot Chocolate

Sometimes life's little comforts comes in a cup of the perfect hot chocolate.
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Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 2
Calories 421 kcal


  • 16 fluid ounces (2 liquid cups) milk any variety
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract


  • Heat milk in sized saucepan over medium heat until hot, but not simmering.
  • Place chocolate chips and peppermint extract into a 4-cup or larger heatproof bowl; pour hot milk over chocolate chips and wait about 2 minutes for chips to soften.
  • Use a whisk to combine milk and chocolate until smooth and creamy.
  • Pour into individual serving mugs and garnish with marshmallows, if desired.


Calories: 421kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 10gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 111mgFiber: 3gSugar: 43g
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The hot chocolate recipe is easy enough to make as is, but if desired, you can make it in a slow cooker. Serve it with my best chocolate chip cookies or a pan of best-ever brownies.

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