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Let's Get Mixing!

Want to see how quick and easy it is to whip up this delicious cup of Hot Cocoa? Watch our 60-Second video below!

  • Saucepan

  • Whisk

  • Measuring Spoons

  • Measuring Cups

  • 4 Mugs

  • Ladle

Equipment You'll Need:

What better way to bring the family together this Holiday season than by whipping up a warm and creamy cup of hot cocoa in just 5 minutes? Our Homemade Hot Cocoa recipe is not just a delightful beverage but also a fantastic family activity, enjoyable for both little ones and grown-ups. Plus, it's the perfect pairing with Corso's Cookies Mini Holiday Sugar Cookies, featuring our festive snowmen, Santa, reindeer, Christmas trees, and gingerbread men.

Get Creative & Customize Your Hot Cocoa

Don't be afraid to make it your own! Follow along with our recipe below or customize your hot cocoa to your preference with our suggestions below:

Milk Alternatives:

Have dairy and nut allergies? Swap out whole milk out for one of these dairy and nut-free alternatives:

  • Oat Milk

  • Soy Milk

  • Hemp Milk

  • Rice Milk

Sugar Alternatives:

Adjust the sweetness by tweaking the sugar with one of these alternative sweeteners:

  • Honey

  • Maple Syrup

  • Stevia

  • Turbinado Sugar

  • Brown Sugar

  • Chocolate Syrup (to make it extra chocolatey sweet!)

Scrumptious Topping Ideas:

Take your hot cocoa to the next level by adding these delicious toppings:

  • Whipped Cream

  • Marshmallows

  • Chocolate Shavings

  • Peppermint Candy

  • Chocolate Candies

  • Caramel Sauce

  • Raspberry Sauce

  • Vanilla Ice Cream

Festive Flavor Ideas

Does your family have a variety of flavor preferences? Here are some ideas to help each family member create their own perfect beverage:

  • Vanilla

  • Peppermint

  • Raspberry

  • Caramel

  • Coffee

  • Pumpkin Spice

This 5-Minute Homemade Hot Cocoa is a warm and delightful way to indulge in the holiday spirit together with loved ones. Whether you're sipping it by the fire, while decorating the tree, or as a sweet treat after a day of holiday shopping, this recipe will warm everyone’s hearts and taste buds. Enjoy your homemade hot cocoa and pair it with Corso's Cookies for a truly magical holiday experience!


Ingredients (Serves 4):

  • 4 Cups of Milk (Use your favorite kind!)

  • ¼ Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

  • 6 Tbsp Cup Granulated Sugar

  • ½ Cup Bittersweet or Semisweet Chocolate Chips

  • 1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

  • Whipped Cream (to top)

  • Mini Marshmallows (to top)

  • Any Additional Toppings


  1. In a small saucepan, combine your choice of milk milk, cocoa powder, and sugar.

  2. Heat the mixture over medium-low heat, whisking frequently until it’s warm (Be cautious not to let it boil!)

  3. Gradually incorporate the rich chocolate chips while whisking constantly until they melt smoothly into the milk. 

  4. Stir in the vanilla extract.

  5. Pour into your festive holiday mug, and don't forget to generously top it with all your favorite toppings.

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