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real deal dutch hot chocolate recipe
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4.5 from 2 votes

Real Deal Real Easy Dutch Hot Chocolate

So simple, so delicious, and so chocolate-y. Be warned: once you've tried this Dutch hot chocolate, you'll never go back.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dutch hot chocolate, gluten-free chocolate recipes, gluten-free hot chocolate, hot chocolate recipe
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 206kcal
Author: K.C. Cornwell


  • 2 tablespoons Dutch-processed cocoa (we used Droste)
  • 1/4 cup 50 g sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 1 2/3 cups 400 mL Milk (if you’re dairy-free, we recommend coconut, cashew or rice milk)
  • Whipped cream or marshmallows for serving


  • Mix the cocoa, sugar, vanilla and a splash of the milk into a smooth paste in a bowl. Pour the remaining milk into a saucepan and place over low heat until it just begins to boil. Whisk the hot milk into the chocolate mixture. Ladle the cocoa into serving cups.
  • Top with dollops of whipped cream or marshmallows and serve immediately.


Make it dairy-free! We recommend coconut, cashew or rice milk.


Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 352mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 201IU | Calcium: 242mg | Iron: 1mg