Made with real ingredients, this rich, creamy, and delicious, Instant Pot Hot Chocolate gets ready in under 10 minutes. Make this gluten-free drink for cold winter evenings.
Here are some more similar recipes, that you can try for your Winter evenings – Beaten Coffee, Turmeric Latte, Saffron Milk, Indian Masala Chai, Kashmiri Tea Kahwa, Herbal Saffron Tea and Filter Coffee.
About This Recipe
Hot chocolate and a cozy winter day is a perfect combination, right? My cravings for hot chocolate comes quite often during winters or a cold monsoon evening. As much as I like this beverage, my son loves it too. Therefore, it is made quite often at home.
While making it is an easy process, Instant Pot has made it even easier. I do not have to add ingredient one by one, stir it again and again and keep an eye on it. Just add in all the ingredients and serve it when it’s creamy and ready.
This creamy, rich, and chocolaty drink is made with milk which is flavored with chocolate chips and cocoa powder. So if you are a chocolate fan, this one is definitely for you.
And believe me, this one will taste just like your favorite Cafe’s hot chocolate. So next time you crave for hot chocolate, you know how to make this simple and satisfying beverage at home.
This Hot Chocolate made in Instant Pot is,
- Easy & Quick
- Made with real ingredients
- Kept warm until served
- Perfect for a large crowd
- A Winter deliciousness
Milk – I always prefer to use whole milk or full-fat milk, as the result is creamy and rich. But it depends on one’s choice, you can also go for skim milk or low-fat milk.
If you like it to be more creamy, you can also add in some fresh cream in the hot chocolate.
Cocoa Powder & Chocolate Chips – Always go for best quality cocoa powder and chocolate chips, as the taste will differ if you opt for low-quality ones. High the quality of ingredients, rich the taste!
You can also add in white Chocolate Chips or only melted White Chocolate to make a White Hot Chocolate.
Vanilla Extract – There are many vanilla extracts available in the market under different brands, you can use any of them to add in your hot chocolate. Again, the quality you choose, the taste you get!
Water is added to thin it out a little and also so that the cocoa powder and chocolate chips get mixed well and it also saves the milk from getting burnt.
Sugar – You can increase and decrease the amount of sugar, depending upon your taste.
Step By Step Recipe
Press SAUTE in instant pot.
Pour milk, water, sugar and cocoa powder and cook until milk comes to a boil.
Add chocolate chips and vanilla extract and cook until thy dissolve and the hot chocolate is creamy.
Press Keep Warm and serve whenever you are ready.
Frequently Asked Questions
Because It is easy and a quick way to make a big batch of hot chocolate for a larger crowd. The best part about making it in Instant Pot, you can keep it warm, until you are ready to serve it. Amazing, isn’t it?
Well, the difference is very small. We have used cocoa powder and chocolate chips to make Hot Chocolate, while in Hot Cocoa, melted chocolate is not used, it is just made with cocoa powder.
To make it vegan, you can opt for dairy-free milk options such as Almond Milk, Soy Milk, Coconut Milk, or Cashew Milk.
In the case of chocolate chips, you can go for the vegan version or check the label properly if it contains any milk products.
Peppermint – Just add in a teaspoon of Peppermint extract and give it a mix. It tastes somewhat like Peppermint Mocha.
Cinnamon – Just add in a little cinnamon powder and give it a mix. You can also sprinkle some cinnamon powder on the whipped cream.
Espresso – Once your Hot Chocolate is ready, add in the espresso in the end and give it a stir. If you like a strong coffee chocolaty drink, this one is for you.
Caramel – Add in ¼ cup of caramel sauce in the hot chocolate with other ingredients. As caramel syrup is very sweet, you can decrease the amount of sugar in the same.
Once you pour the Hot Chocolate in the cup, you can add some whipped cream on top and sprinkle a little cocoa powder on the same.
You can serve this Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows or even Chocolates such as Ferrero Rocher, Orange, Chilli, and Salted Caramel Chocolate Bars.
You can also top it off with White, Dark or Milk Chocolate Chips, Sprinkles, Cocoa Puff Cereal, Coconut Shavings, Roasted Peanuts.
Top with caramel syrup, peanut butter, chocolate syrup, etc. You can also add in some Vanilla Ice cream on top too.
Instant Pot Hot Chocolate Recipe
- 4 cups Whole Milk
- 1 cup Water
- ½ cup Sugar
- ½ cup Cocoa Powder
- ½ cup Chocolate Chips
- ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- Press SAUTE in instant pot.
- Pour milk, water, sugar and cocoa powder and cook until milk comes to a boil.
- Add chocolate chips and vanilla extract and cook until they dissolve and the hot chocolate is creamy.
- Press keep warm and serve whenever you are ready.