The Best Stovetop Hot Chocolate Recipe

Best Stovetop Hot Chocolate

Easy recipe for the best darn stovetop hot chocolate you will ever taste! Grab a mug and some puffy marshmallows and make this treat for you and your family!



  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 2/3 Water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 6 CupsWhole Milk ( use what you have on hand!)
  • 1/3 Cup Maple Syrup
  • Marshmallows to garnish.


  1. In a  medium saucepan whisk together the cocoa powder, sugar, salt, and water. Stirring constantly, bring this chocolate mixture to a boil. Simmer for 1- 2 minutes, monitor carefully, to prevent burning.
  2. Stir in the milk, maple syrup and vanilla and heat until very warm without boiling or simmering.
  3. Serve immediately, taking care that the chocolate will be hot!  Add marshmallows as a garnish.


You can transfer this hot cocoa to a slow cooker to keep warm.