two Vanilla hot chocolates in glass with whipped cream and sprinkles on top on a wooden tray

Vanilla Hot Chocolate

There is no better hot beverage out there than hot chocolate. It is the perfect drink to cozy up to on a cold winter night or just as a warm sweet treat at the end of the day. Unlike other hot chocolates that come in a pack, and you just have to add water, this Vanilla Hot Chocolate has rich flavors that will have you in hot chocolate heaven.

 For this drink, I used Singing Dog Organic Vanilla Extract to add the vanilla flavor to the hot chocolate. First add the milk, chocolate chips, cocoa powder, and sugar in a saucepan on medium heat until the chocolate is melted. Then you stir in the vanilla and pour into 2 mugs. I like to garnish mine with whipped cream and sprinkles because it can’t be hot chocolate without toppings.

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two Vanilla hot chocolates in glass with whipped cream and sprinkles on top on a wooden tray
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Vanilla Hot Chocolate

Cook Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 mugs
Calories: 458kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 2 cups milk of choice
  • ½ cup good quality semisweet chocolate chips or dairy-free chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Singing Dog Organic Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Toppings:
  • Whipped cream or dairy-free whipped cream
  • Chocolate shavings
  • Sprinkles


  • Combine milk, chocolate chips, cocoa powder, and sugar in a small saucepan. Heat over medium-low, stirring frequently until the chocolate has melted, and the mixture is hot. Take off heat and stir in the vanilla.
  • Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream and garnish as desired.


Nutrition Facts
Vanilla Hot Chocolate
Amount Per Serving
Calories 458 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 96mg4%
Potassium 549mg16%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 41g46%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 395IU8%
Calcium 374mg37%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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