Dishes With DEMDACO: The Perfect Hot Chocolate

When the chill of winter starts biting at our toes, there’s nothing better than curling up with a steaming mug of homemade hot chocolate. 

(Updated Dec. 2022)

Trade out the typical store-bought hot chocolate packets for a homemade recipe so the flavor is just to your liking! Whether it’s the type of chocolate, the heaviness of the milk or the choice of toppings, the possibilities for making the perfect hot chocolate are endless!


  • 4 cups of whole milk. You can also substitute whole milk for half-and-half for a thicker, creamier hot chocolate, or skim milk for a lighter hot chocolate.
  • ¼ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup of granulated sugar
  • ½ cup of semisweet chocolate chips. For a more bittersweet taste, choose dark chocolate chips.
  • ¼ teaspoon of pure vanilla extract


  1. Whisk together milk, cocoa powder and sugar in saucepan over medium heat until warm, but not boiling.
  2. Add in chocolate chips and whisk until chocolate is evenly distributed among mixture.
  3. Whisk in vanilla extract.

That’s it! Your perfect hot chocolate is ready to be enjoyed.

Serve it up in one of DEMDACO’s beautiful and unique mugs.

Chickadee & Pinecone by Dean Crouser


Christmas Heart Mug

Snowflake Kisses Cuddle Mugs Set

Christmas mugs set

What’s hot chocolate without whipped cream? Pairing your drink with some homemade whipped cream can bring the creaminess to the next level! Scoop it from one of DEMDACO’s serving bowls for an extra dash of fun and holiday cheer. 

Christmas Characters Containers

Christmas stoneware containers


Snow Day Snack Bowls

Make the drink exactly how you want it with a wide array of toppings! These are just a few ideas to top off your perfect hot chocolate with: 

  • Marshmallows
  • Candy Cane crumbles
  • Caramel sauce
  • Chocolate drizzle
  • Chocolate chips

If you’re making the perfect hot chocolate with friends or family, make a buffet out of your toppings in one of DEMDACO’s serving sets!

Oh So Good Plaid Snack Plates

plaid Christmas snack plates

Snowmen Ceramic Sacking Bowls - Set of 3

Snowmen Ceramic Bowls



Celebrating Sweets. "Homemade Hot Chocolate." 21 July 2021.