This is by far the best hot chocolate recipe I’ve ever seen. This is a recipe for a concentrated hot chocolate sauce that can be adapted to make everyone happy. You’ll no longer have one person complaining that their hot chocolate is too sweet or not chocolaty enough. It pleases absolutely everyone!
Homemade hot chocolate for the win
I’m a huge fan of making my own hot chocolate. It’s always way better than those powdered versions with sad excuses for marshmallows. Seriously, does anyone actually like those freeze dried marshmallows?
Last winter I must have made at least 10 different batches of hot chocolate. Each time I made a different batch someone would complain. I felt like I was a character in Goldilocks. One batch was too sweet for one person but not sweet enough for another. Another batch was too rich for some, yet too watery for others.
Many batches later and I’ve finally figured out the best way to please everyone.
are you ready for the secret?
Concentrated hot chocolate sauce
The secret to pleasing everyone with a hot chocolate recipe is to make a concentrated hot chocolate sauce.
- 1 C. chocolate chips
- 1 C. whipping cream
- 1 C. sweetened condensed milk
- Mix over medium heat on a stove top until dissolved. Whisk rapidly to mix it all together. Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.
This way everyone can add the amount of syrup that they want to either water, milk or whipping cream. Or a combination of both.
This is perfect for a hot chocolate bar!
How I use concentrated hot chocolate
I like mine with 2 Tbsp of concentrated hot chocolate sauce and 6 ounces of soy milk. I prefer it right off the stove, but don’t mind heating it up for about 1 minute in the microwave.
If you keep it in an airtight jar it should last up to 3 weeks in the fridge.
The possibilities are endless! You could even spice it up to make Mexican hot chocolate or use in in salted caramel hot chocolate.
Related Post: Frozen Hot Chocolate Recipe
What’s your favorite way to enjoy hot chocolate?
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