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Instant Pot Hot Chocolate

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Creamy and irresistible, this rich, tasty homemade Instant Pot hot chocolate is an easy spin on classic hot cocoa that is ready in only ten minutes with seven ingredients. 
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  1. Instant Pot Hot Chocolate Ingredients
  2. How to Make Instant Pot Hot Chocolate
  3. Instant Pot Hot Chocolate TOPPINGS
  4. JUMP TO RECIPE

Rich, creamy, and delicious, this irresistible homemade Instant Pot hot chocolate is the perfect sweet treat. Made with seven ingredients, you only need ten minutes to make this easy classic. Perfect for holidays and cold winter days, you’ll love this old-fashioned favorite. 

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You’ll love our crockpot peppermint hot chocolate as well! 


MORE: Hot Chocolate on a Stick | Crockpot Pumpkin Spice Latte


Instant Pot Hot Chocolate Ingredients

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  • 8 cups whole milk
  • 4 cups of half and half
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

ADDITIONS

SALT: I love adding just a pinch of sea salt as well to help really enhance the flavors.

SPICY: Add ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper for a little kick! 

CITRUS: Add a teaspoon of orange extract or some orange zest. 

PEPPERMINT: Add a teaspoon of peppermint extract for a minty taste. 

VANILLA: Of course, a teaspoon of vanilla extract is an old favorite that is delicious in this drink as well! 

PRO TIP: Wait to add the extracts, salt, or spice until after cooking! 

TO MAKE DAIRY FREE: You can use coconut milk, a can of coconut cream and dairy-free chocolate chips!

How to Make Instant Pot Hot Chocolate

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STEP ONE: Add all ingredients to your Instant Pot and stir.

STEP TWO: Make sure the lid is on and set to “sealing” then use the “pressure cook” setting for five minutes. When the time is up, allow the pressure to naturally release for five minutes before carefully opening the valve to release the remaining pressure and then removing the lid. 

STEP THREE: Stir again before serving and keep on the warming setting. Serves 12.

PRO TIP: Sometimes little clumps of cocoa powder remain. You can strain this hot cocoa to help it be even more creamy and smooth. 

SERVE ALONGSIDE: Grilled Ham and Cheese | Bacon Mac and Cheese

Instant Pot Hot Chocolate TOPPINGS

You can’t go wrong with mini marshmallows, peppermint sticks, whipped cream, chocolate or caramel drizzle, sprinkles, a dash of cinnamon, or chocolate shavings.

PRO TIP: These little reindeer drink stirrers are fun to serve in hot cocoa. 

Plus, more sweet ideas… 

FUDGES: Chocolate Fudge |  Peanut Butter Fudge 

CHOCOLATE: Homemade Turtle Chocolates | Ritz Cracker Toffee

INSTANT POT: Cheesecake | French Toast

SLOW COOKER: Crockpot Mint Chocolate Cake | Crockpot Caramel Chocolate Cake

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Smooth, creamy, rich, and delicious, this Instant Pot hot chocolate is a yummy, quick spin on old-fashioned, classic hot cocoa. You’ll love how fast it is to make to and serve — everyone will rave about the amazing flavor and texture! 

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Instant Pot Hot Chocolate

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Creamy and irresistible, this rich, tasty homemade Instant Pot hot chocolate is an easy spin on classic hot cocoa that is ready in only ten minutes with seven ingredients. 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10

Ingredients
  

  • 8 cups whole milk
  • 4 cups of half and half
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to your Instant Pot and stir.
  • Make sure the lid is on and set to "sealing" then use the "pressure cook" setting for five minutes. When the time is up, allow the pressure to naturally release for five minutes before carefully opening the valve to release the remaining pressure and then removing the lid.
  • Stir again before serving and keep on the warming setting.

Nutrition

Calories: 487kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 138mg | Potassium: 529mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 708IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 358mg | Iron: 2mg
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