Carrie's Holiday Hot Chocolate

From Carrie Morey's hot little suppers cookbook

Carrie's Holiday Hot Chocolate


  • • 1/2 cup sugar
  • • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • • 1 1/2 ounces semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped
  • • 1 1/2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped
  • • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • • Milk (16 ounces per serving)
  • • Vanilla (1/4 teaspoon per serving)
  • • Whipped Cream for garnish
  • • Shaved Chocolate for garnish

We started making hot chocolate at Callie's Hot Little Biscuit as a wintertime alternative to coffee, and it was an immediate success. Really, who doesn't love hot chocolate with a dollop of whipped cream on top? My recipe goes a step further than the boxed brands and makes for the ultimate indulgent! 

The best part about this recipe is it can be made ahead AND made for a crowd. 

To make ahead: Combine all the dry ingredients into mason jars and keep in your pantry for whenever you are craving a warm cup of chocolate cheer. Add a cute ribbon and a tag with instructions (below) for an easy holiday hostess gift! 

To make for a crowd: Fill a 4-quart slow cooker with milk and set it to high heat. Once the milk is warm, add 1/2 up dry mixture and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. The longer it sits, the better it tastes! 


  1. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, semisweet chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, and salt. 
  2. In a sauce pan, warm the. milk and stir in the vanilla.
  3. Stir in the dry mix (2 tablespoons per serving)
  4. Transfer to a mug and top with whipped cream and shaved chocolate. 


Hot Little Tip

To use as a holiday hostess gift, put the dry mix into mason jars and tie a homemade recipe card to the jar with a ribbon.