homemade hot chocolate

So maybe you missed my post on Eileen’s blog and guess what? You missed out a lot.


Worth every second it takes to make. You can take that to the bank and cash it. And guess what? This shit (disregard color) makes an excellent gift.

homemade hot chocolate | via withach.com

This is so easy and it’s delicious and you will wonder why you ever bought those packets of Swiss Miss. Really, you will. You might even cry tears of joy because this, my friends, tastes like liquid chocolate. Much like my chocolate ice cream base. Trust me, it’s delicious.

I had set out to follow a recipe because I didn’t want to lead you astray, but I couldn’t find one that didn’t add a disgusting amount of sugar. So I had to make one up. Yep, I’m awesome like that. And it’s good. Chocolatey, not too sweet and goes great with some peppermint liqueur or Baileys. What? We’re all adults here.

homemade hot chocolate | via withach.com


1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate
1/4 cup milk chocolate
1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa
1/4 cup sugar

Combine semi-sweet and milk chocolate in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until you have small grounds but pay attention! You could end up with a chocolatey paste, which is delicious, but not what we’re going for here. Transfer chocolate to a mixing bowl and add cocoa and sugar. Mix to combine and put in the cutest little jars you can find and tie those suckers up with twine!

To make hot chocolate: Simmer 2 cups of milk to 1/3 cup mix. I like to warm the milk and add the chocolate off the heat and whisk until combined. Also amazing with peppermint liqueur and baileys. Start with two shots, one is a waste of time. You’re welcome.


  1. eileenDecember 7, 2012 at 8:44 am

    freaking amazing. I’m hoping to make some this weekend!

  2. NatDecember 7, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Yummm sounds amazing!!

  3. Ashley @ a {little} dash of ashDecember 7, 2012 at 9:04 am

    i love anything in jars! YOU should gift those… want my address? ;)

  4. Chloe MoonDecember 7, 2012 at 9:07 am

    I’m drooling…this sounds like uber chocolatey goodness!! I just picked up some mason jars at Shop Rite the other day so this might be a gift I’ll give the ladies at work! Thanks for the inspiration! =)

    Ergo – Blog

  5. AlexDecember 7, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Making these for people so they’re impressed by my domesticity. Holler.

  6. Laura at Simply LowcountryDecember 7, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Looks amazing!!!!

    Happy Friday!



  7. RitaDecember 7, 2012 at 10:29 am

    There you go making me crave chocolate in the morning again!

  8. Emily LunstrothDecember 7, 2012 at 11:13 am

    That look so good, I am always so impressed with your cooking posts!

  9. Grace - Stripes & SequinsDecember 7, 2012 at 11:22 am

    please be my secret santa and bring me this. yum.

  10. Drew @ Catfish & CaviarDecember 7, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    amazingness. this would get me in trouble.

  11. Alycia (Crowley Party)December 7, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    this looks divine!! love!

  12. Julie KhuuDecember 7, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    The gift that keeps on giving! I love it when I receive something homemade for Christmas…this recipe looks divine! And easy enough for a novice like me! *here’s hoping*

    Also- I’m hosting a décor-to-dress giveaway where 3 winners will WIN a fabulous frock of their choice just in time for the holidays! Hope you’ll stop by to enter the contest!

    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

  13. ashleyDecember 11, 2012 at 11:18 am

    love this!! and love the simple packaging. i’m making a cocoa mix and totally girling it up b/c that’s what i do, but there’s something really beautiful about keeping it simple.

  14. Lesli haleDecember 12, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    I Love your Chocolate Gift Idea!

  15. bridgetDecember 12, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    such a great idea. and looks cute too. i am always buying the store kind, but this seems awful easy.

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