Perfect Hot Chocolate Recipe

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This hot chocolate recipe is decadent and sweet, perfect to warm up a chilly fall night. Grab your favorite book and curl up with a mug of cocoa, a recipe brought to us by Bon Appétit.

Perfect Hot Chocolate Recipe


4 Servings

3tablespoons cocoa powder (preferably Dutch-processed), plus more for serving

3cups whole milk

6ounces semisweet chocolate (preferably Scharffen Berger), finely chopped

3tablespoons demerara or granulated sugarLightly sweetened whipped cream (for serving)


Step 1

Bring ¾ cup water to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk in 3 Tbsp. cocoa powder until no lumps remain, then add milk and return to a simmer. Whisk in chocolate and sugar and cook, whisking frequently, until mixture is smooth and creamy and chocolate is melted, about 5 minutes.

Step 2

Divide hot chocolate among mugs. Top with whipped cream and dust with cocoa powder.

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