National Hot Chocolate Day

National Hot Chocolate Day

Today is National Hot Chocolate Day! So excited about this. Hot chocolate is one of my favorite hot beverages. You can keep your coffees and lattes! In honor of National Hot Chocolate Day I’m going to share with you my two favorite recipes for Hot Chocolate.

This first recipe can be made on the stove top or in the crock pot.  I use the stove because my crock pot’s low setting gets hotter than most and I’m afraid I’ll scorch the milk. If using in a crock pot, mix all the ingredients together and cook on low for two hours.

For those of you who do not like Nutella, like my weirdo friend Sarah ;-), you can substitute it with 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips. I like to use milk chocolate, but semi-sweet or dark chocolate works, as well.

This makes a huge batch, obviously because I have a large family! You can half the recipe for “normal” sized families.

Nutella Hot Chocolate

Preparation 5 min
Cook Time 10 min
Total Time 0:15
Serves 8     adjust servings


  • 7 cups skim milk (I added a little more milk because I thought it was very rich)
  • 1 (14 oz) can fat free sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 - 13 oz jar Nutella (for those of you who do not like Nutella, you can use 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Pour all ingredients into stockpot and whisk together until fully combined.
  2. Heat on med-low until hot chocolate is hot.
  3. Whisk before serving.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 365kcal Calories from fat 113
% Daily Value
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 252mg 11%
Carbohydrate 55g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 51g
Protein 13g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g

Adult Hot Chocolate

Adult Hot Chocolate – Adding a shot of this Creme Brulee beverage, available at Aldi, takes this hot chocolate recipe to a whole other level. It’s also yummy with caramel vodka, or peppermint schnapps.



Pour all ingredients into stockpot and whisk together until fully combined.


Whisk before serving.

Nutella Hot Chocolate

Add some whipping cream, marshmallows and chocolate syrup… and enjoy!

My other favorite recipe, my spicy hot chocolate, is more of a sipping Mexican hot chocolate… it’s thicker, richer and so amazingly good. Click on the image to find the recipe.

Hot Sipping Chocolate

Comments 2

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      Oh, but you have’t TRIED this hot chocolate! And honestly it doesn’t take much longer to make this hot chocolate than it does to make the yucky powdered stuff.

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