Starbucks Hot Chocolate Recipe

Love the taste of Starbucks hot chocolate but don’t want to pay Starbucks prices? Make your own delicious Starbucks hot chocolate at home with this copy cat recipe.

Starbucks Hot Chocolate Recipe at The Happy Housewife

Starbucks Hot Chocolate Recipe



Yield 1 cup


  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • whipped cream or marshmallows
  • 1 1/2 c milk
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. In a 2 cup microwave safe glass mix 1/4 cup boiling water, 2 tbsp sugar, and 2 tbsp cocoa.
  2. When the mixture has reached the consistency of chocolate syrup add 1 1/2 cups milk and 1 tsp vanilla.
  3. Depending on the temperature of your drink you may need to heat in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
  4. Top with whipped cream of mini marshmallows.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup

Amount Per Serving

% Daily Value

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Starbucks Hot Chocolate Recipe at The Happy Housewife


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  1. Oh, wow! This sounds to die for! I’m all for chocolate!! 😀

  2. Ohmygoodness, this sounds awesome! I’m definitely a sucker for chocolate!

  3. i just made the hot chocolate, it’s really yummy! i will be using this from now on!

  4. Mmmm…hot chocolate, my favorite!! Thanks for the great recipe. It seems so easy too!

    I have had Starbucks before, but it seemed soooo expensive! Now I can make it for much, MUCH less. Thanks!

  5. Thank you so much for this recipe. I have been resorting to chocolate syrup in hot milk for I don’t know how many years. This sounds so much better, and a lot tastier. Thank you for the recipe.

  6. I will have to try this.

  7. Two words YUM-MO!

  8. Mmmmm…
    Dd and I split a Starbucks Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate while on the road yesterday. Wow! It was good! I’ve never had salted caramel anything before, can you think how to kick your recipe up like that? Just swirl some caramel around the cup and sprinkle coarse salt and raw sugar on top? I may have to experiment!

  9. Way to stick it to the big guy! Kidding, just wanted to say that 🙂 This DOES look yummy!!!!!

  10. Oh this looks so good!

  11. This looks delicious!!!!

  12. This hot chocolate will be a BIG hit around my house (it’s Alaska- when they go outside to play, they come back in as frozen posicles)!

    BTW, great redesign; I especially love the kids’ graphics along the top!

    Homemaker Barbi (Danelle Ice)

  13. We’ll definitely be giving this one a try around here- I’ve been in search of an easy, delicious hot cocoa recipe. Copy-cats are the best! 🙂

  14. Looks familiar. 😉 This is great for a smaller recipe, though. We don’t often drink all of what I make with 6 cups of milk.

  15. Sounds wonderful! I’ll have to try this. We drink a lot of hot chocolate, especially during the winter:)

  16. I usually use 1/2 cup of french vanilla creamer along with a cup of milk (and in place of vanilla extract). It’s a way to use some of the creamer I get when they’re cheap @ Harris Teeter and since no one else drink’s coffee, I have to find things to put it in besides just my coffee so it doesn’t go to waste. I also mix some in oatmeal for breakfast as well!!

  17. it was delicious, sprinkle a little extra cocoa and a 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon!

  18. I just tried this recipe last night…I added more milk because it was way too sweet…but it turned out fantastic! wow. I will be making this more often with the winter sticking around.

  19. Sounds really good!

  20. Maybe you could try the Torani salted caramel syrup for salted caramel. You should find it in the coffee aisle.


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