Favorite Hot Chocolate

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


8 servings

Updated: Oct. 19, 2022
You need just a few basic ingredients to stir up this spirit-warming sipper. The comforting beverage is smooth and not too sweet, making it just right for a cozy chilly night. —Flo Snodderly, North Vernon, Indiana
Favorite Hot Chocolate Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 6-1/2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Optional: Sweetened whipped cream, marshmallows, chocolate syrup and Pirouette cookies


  1. Place condensed milk and baking cocoa in a large saucepan; cook and stir over medium heat until blended. Gradually stir in water; heat through, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Add toppings as desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 177 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 63mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.