Love Starbucks but not the price? Learn how to make Starbucks Hot Chocolate Recipe at home that tastes rich and decadent.

Clear mug with hot cocoa topped with whipped cream and chocolate chips.

Starbucks hot chocolate recipe

Today I’m showing you how to make Hot Chocolate Starbucks Recipe. Yes, this easy copycat recipe tastes just like the one you can snag at Starbucks, but you can make it at home and save a ton of money.

You can make a ton of hot chocolate for the entire family and save a money over that expensive per cup price. Plus, I just love being able to enjoy it at home anytime I want.

It isn’t always convenient to go to Starbucks and leave the house. This is a great recipe to enjoy that delicious hot chocolate anytime you want.

Ingredients for recipe: sugar, cocoa powder, milk, vanilla.

Ingredients:

  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Milk (any kind will do)
  • Vanilla extract or vanilla syrup
Clear mug with hot cocoa topped with whipped cream and chocolate chips.

How to make Starbucks hot chocolate:

  • First, add the water, cocoa and sugar into a microwave safe container. Then you will take the microwave safe bowl and heat for approximately 40 seconds or until warm.
  • Next, mix mix well to create the chocolate syrup.
  • Then add the milk and vanilla and stir well.
  • Put this in the microwave for about 40 to 60 seconds or until hot.
Process of making chocolate syrup and adding to milk.
  • Finally, serve and enjoy. It is delicious with whipped cream and chocolate chips or syrup on top.
Clear mug with hot cocoa topped with whipped cream and chocolate chips.

More hot Chocolate topping ideas

  • sprinkles
  • candy canes or peppermint sticks. You can also crush candy canes to sprinkle on top.
  • marshmallows. Try mini or regular size. Another idea to try is different flavors of marshmallows. You can also find seasonal shapes such as hearts and Christmas trees.
  • Chocolate Chips. Try using an assortment. I like to use milk chocolate and white chocolate. Dark chocolate is also tasty.
Clear mug with hot cocoa topped with whipped cream and chocolate chips.

What toppings do you like best?

This is the fun part. You can set up a hot chocolate bar and everyone can choose their favorite toppings. Hot cocoa topped with whipped cream is always a popular choice.

We have blast serving hot chocolate and you will too. This is a delicious copycat recipe and so easy to make.  Give it a try and let us know how it turns out for you.

It is so creamy and delicious for a real treat any day of the week.

Clear mug with hot cocoa topped with whipped cream and chocolate chips.

You will save money.

CopyCat recipes are a great way to enjoy your favorite restaurant beverages and foods at home. By avoiding eating out, you are saving your family a lot of money.

The savings will really add up by trying different CopyCat recipes. By adding in new and fun recipes to your weekly menu, your family will WANT to stay home and eat more often.

This Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino Recipe is easy to make and tastes just like the one from Starbucks.

Clear mug with hot cocoa topped with whipped cream and chocolate chips.

Make this easy Starbucks copycat recipe.

YUM! This is one recipe that the entire family will enjoy. Even the kids can get involved. Get them in the kitchen to make this special treat with you.

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Hot Chocolate Starbucks CopyCat Recipe

4.73 from 11 votes
Try this Hot Chocolate Starbucks copy cat recipe – it states just like the hot chocolate you can buy at Starbucks! Make this Hot Chocolate Starbucks recipe.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 2
Cuisine American
Course Drinks
Calories 170
Author Eating ona Dime

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • cup milk (any kind will do)
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  • Add water, cocoa and sugar into a microwave safe bowl and heat for approximately 40 seconds or until warm.
  • Mix well to create the chocolate syrup.
  • Add milk and vanilla and stir well.
  • Heat in the microwave for about 60 seconds or until hot.
  • Serve with whipped cream and chocolate chips or syrup on top.

Recipe Notes

Save yourself some money and make this copycat recipe at home!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 170kcal, Carbohydrates 23g, Protein 6g, Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 18mg, Sodium 81mg, Potassium 317mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 21g, Vitamin A 295IU, Calcium 213mg, Iron 0.7mg

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  1. 4 stars
    I think it’s too much water. It’s super liquidy & doesn’t look like syrup at all.

    Tastes okay though!

  2. 5 stars
    Wow. This looks amazing!
    I also love you continued your tradition with your children

  3. 5 stars
    Hello Carrie and the crew!
    I do have a trick for this recipe… Instead of preparing with unsweetened cocoa, I simply mix Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate and a packet of Sweet n Low, in a cup of coffee! Way, way, cheaper than Starbucks!