3-Ingredient Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Category: Beverage
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Avoid all the junk in store-bought hot chocolate mix by using just 3 simple ingredients to make your own. This recipe makes the best homemade hot chocolate ever!


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons 100% cocoa powder (We recommend Ghirardelli brand)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup organic whole milk (sub: your favorite milk)


  1. Pour all three ingredients into a small saucepan and heat over medium to medium-low heat.
  2. Whisk constantly until the ingredients are fully combined and the milk is hot.
  3. Serve immediately.


You can pull back on the sugar if you want.