How to make hot chocolate from scratch and spiked if you want to as well! Perfect hot drink during the Winter that’s easy to throw together and delicious!
Have you ever wondered how to make hot chocolate from scratch? It’s really quite easy and more rich than those little packets you buy at the store. You can customize it by adding a bit of rum if you want a spiked hot chocolate recipe, or leave it as is so the kids can enjoy it too. Want a little spice to it, add a bit of chili peppers to soak inside if that’s your choosing. I also have a homemade biscotti recipe that makes a great pair if you’re having a get together or want a mellow evening together watching movies with a treat and this warm Winter drink. (affiliate links present)
There are a few variations to this homemade hot chocolate recipe, I will leave links to alternative ingredients below. You will need:
- Chocolate – Abuelita or Dark chocolate bar
- Condensed milk
- Brown sugar
- Rum – if you want spiked hot chocolate
- Chili arbol peppers – if you want a bit of spice
Best way in my opinion to do this is to have two crockpots going at the same time, one with some spiked hot chocolate and one for the kids! Just make it as directed below and then pour it into your slow cooker, this is the one I have and I have two of them for times just like this. It’s perfect for the holidays and especially on Christmas morning when you have people over! Put it on warm and just let it be available all day long for everyone. You can make a double batch if you have a big house full of guests too.
After you put this together you should give our easy homemade biscotti a try too, they go perfectly together.
Looking for other great holiday treats to make??
How to Make Hot Chocolate From Scratch
- 4 c milk
- 1 tablet abuelita chocolate or 1/4 c. finely chopped dark chocolate
- 2 tbsp condensed milk
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1/2 c rum optional
- 2 chili arbol peppers
- In a pot over medium high heat, add in 1/3 cup of milk and chocolate. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally to create a chocolate sauce.
- Add in cinnamon, peppers, and milk. Heat to a slight boil, reduce heat to a very low simmer, and cook for 5 minutes.
- Add in sugar and condensed milk, turn heat to low, allow ingredients to mold together for a minute before serving.